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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does Hegel describe observation?
(a) A contingent on subjectivity.
(b) As a reliable process.
(c) As a mobile army of metaphors.
(d) As necessarily flawed.

3. What is humanity's tendency according to Hegel?
(a) To be driven by desire.
(b) To create the will through work.
(c) To follow the heart.
(d) To evolve toward the spirit.

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

5. What human trait does Hegel say is not found in animals?
(a) Organic behavior.
(b) Organic consciousness.
(c) Self-reflection.
(d) Life being lived for itself.

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

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

8. How does Hegel describe the set of things that work against the "law of the heart"?
(a) Oppressive.
(b) Perfecting.
(c) Refining.
(d) Liberating.

9. What does Hegel recommend for people who conflict with their times and culture?
(a) Relocation.
(b) Repression.
(c) Subversion.
(d) Assimilation.

10. What else must an individual conquer in order to manifest individuality according to Hegel?
(a) Artistic form of individual expression.
(b) The conceit of individuality.
(c) Organic consciousness.
(d) Histoical situatedness.

11. According to Hegel, why is even a killer dissatisfied with the self-certainty that comes from killing another person?
(a) Because the act of murder is only a beginning and has to be repeated ritually.
(b) Because some acts cannot be brought into the light.
(c) Because even the final act of murder does not put one in touch with unconscious feelings.
(d) Because the dead are never removed from the consciousness of the killer.

12. How does Hegel describe the self?
(a) As the sum of material sensations.
(b) As bounded but sublime.
(c) As both free and abstract.
(d) As physical and divine.

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

14. What does Hegel include in the limitations of laws?
(a) Limitations of observation.
(b) Limitations of self-consciousness.
(c) Limitations of mind.
(d) Limitations of reflection.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is it that expresses both the individual and inner reality, in Hegel's view?

2. What are the elements in Hegel's account?

3. According to Hegel, what constitutes the Course of the World?

4. What is meant by Hegel's term "practical reason"?

5. What does Hegel say is ultimately impossible for a human?

(see the answer keys)

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