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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does consciousness rest on in Hegel's account?
(a) Reason.
(b) Intuition.
(c) Perception.
(d) Understanding.

2. What is the result of force in Hegel's philosophy?
(a) A new law.
(b) A new authority.
(c) A reassessment of relationships.
(d) A new understanding.

3. Observation functions with regard to what in Hegel's philosophy?
(a) History and Spirit.
(b) Life and Death.
(c) Nature and Mind.
(d) Past and present.

4. According to the translator's note, Hegel's study of pleasure and necessity is really a study of what?
(a) Sadism.
(b) Hedonism.
(c) Romanticism.
(d) Sentimentalism.

5. What does Hegel say the meaning of life is for every individual?
(a) "To know the self."
(b) "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
(c) "To be myself."
(d) "To fulfill the self."

6. What is the main obstacle to the individual submitting to the good and the true in Hegel's view?
(a) The universalization of the mind.
(b) The illusion of free will.
(c) The conceit of individuality.
(d) Necessity.

7. Which philosopher influenced Hegel's use of categories?
(a) Plato.
(b) Leibniz.
(c) Spinoza.
(d) Kant.

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

9. How does Hegel classify desires?
(a) Animal consciousness.
(b) Material existence.
(c) The root of self-awareness.
(d) Demonic consciousness.

10. According to Hegel, why is the self unhappy?
(a) Because it can imagine fulfillment but never know it completely.
(b) Because it can imagine eternity, but has to die.
(c) Because it will always be torn between the present contingency and infant perfection.
(d) Because it can never contact its unconscious sources.

11. What qualities does Hegel describe as being necessary for organic entities?
(a) Reflective.
(b) Self-preserving.
(c) Self-conscious.
(d) Capable of perception.

12. What causes the formation of laws according to Hegel?
(a) The education of the mind.
(b) The subordination of the mind.
(c) The movement of the mind.
(d) The existence of the mind.

13. How does Hegel define a law?
(a) Anything capable of being observed as a perception of another.
(b) The relation of any element to the process of becoming an organic being.
(c) Anything that appears with profound consistency.
(d) Anything that binds the freedom of an organic entity.

14. What do both parts of a lordship/bondage relationship seek in Hegel's philosophy?
(a) Equilibrium.
(b) Dominance.
(c) Self-certainty of consciousness.
(d) The elimination of the other.

15. What does Hegel say about the concept of absolute reality?
(a) It can only be expressed in art and dreams.
(b) It is an empty notion.
(c) It is beyond the reach of consciousness.
(d) It is a consequence of self-consciousness.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what way could Hegel see a person, a table and a fruit as all identical?

2. How does Hegel describe Necessity?

3. Which claim does Hegel make about the mind?

4. Which modern culture is the most representative descendant of Hegelian thinking?

5. How does Hegel describe the process of the World running its Course?

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