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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Hegel say is the goal of individual self-consciousness?
(a) To subjugate the law of the heart to social law.
(b) To engage the law of the heart in dialogue with fate.
(c) To transcend whatever opposes the law of the heart.
(d) To merge the law of the heart with necessity.

2. In Hegel's terminology, what does the term "sensibility" pertain to?
(a) A physiological apparatus for perception.
(b) A mental construct that organizes sensations.
(c) An entity whose end is itself.
(d) A zeitgeist, a spirit of the times.

3. According to Hegel, what must an individual conquer in order to manifest consciousness and individuality?
(a) The individual must conquer the society itself.
(b) The individual must conquer the animal nature within themselves.
(c) The individual must conquer the part of themselves that runs counter to what society needs.
(d) The individual must conquer necessity and the inevitability of his responses.

4. According to Hegel, what does an individual need to do to live wisely and virtuously?
(a) Develop new ways of doing things.
(b) Conform to their culture.
(c) Express themselves in acts and words.
(d) Live their lives.

5. How does Hegel define "irritability"?
(a) As an organism's ability to act out.
(b) As a failure of reflection.
(c) As a the consequence of reconciliation.
(d) As a constant in conscious life.

6. According tio Hegel where do psychological laws originate?
(a) In self-reflection.
(b) In the fulfillment of self-consciousness.
(c) In the failure of the power of observation.
(d) In the concrete reality of the self.

7. What rejection does the uniqueness of a self require according to Hegel?
(a) Rejection of the eternal.
(b) Rejection of the past.
(c) Rejection of the other.
(d) Rejection of the abstract.

8. What development does Hegel explain in "Perception, Thing and Deceptiveness"?
(a) The development of the scientific consciousness.
(b) The development of the natural consciousness.
(c) The development of religious consciousness.
(d) The development of historical consciousness.

9. According to Hegel, for what purpose are Unity, Difference and Relation all necessary?
(a) For the development of consciousness.
(b) For the development of self-reflection.
(c) For the reconciliation of man with himself.
(d) For the evolution of man.

10. To what does the term "sensibility" apply according to Hegel?
(a) All humans.
(b) The entire universe.
(c) All living things.
(d) Humans and animals.

11. What is the relationship between phrenology, physiognomy, and cranioscopy according to Hegel?
(a) They all represent sciences that have evolved closer to conciousness.
(b) They are all evidence of different kinds of scientific thinking.
(c) They all address the problem of embodiment of self-consciousness.
(d) They are all forms of self-measurement and self-reflection.

12. Where does Hegel see the opportunity for good to be manifest through the actions of human beings?
(a) In the ruling elite.
(b) In external events.
(c) In the conceit of individuality.
(d) In the heart.

13. How does the double consciousness unify according to Hegel's philosophy?
(a) By embracing the divine.
(b) Through mediation and transformation.
(c) By transcending the physical.
(d) By submission of the body to the spirit.

14. What is meant by Hegel's term "practical reason"?
(a) Ideas that result in happiness.
(b) Instinctual reactions.
(c) Rational actions.
(d) Universal truths.

15. What becomes clear as the future becomes the past, according to Hegel?
(a) How free men are in their decisions.
(b) How fate operates in every detail.
(c) How certain events were inevitable.
(d) How free will is an illusion.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Hegel, action turns the external world into an arena where what can come into being?

2. According to Hegel, how does the truth of concrete individuals manifest?

3. What causes the formation of laws according to Hegel?

4. Hegel writes that the divisive power of the mind allows the self to define itself relative to what?

5. How does Hegel classify desires?

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