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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Hegel, what are the mind's two relations to reality?
(a) History and concepts.
(b) Thinking and biology.
(c) Reason and physiology.
(d) Spirit and heart.

2. According to Hegel, how does the truth of concrete individuals manifest?
(a) If manifests without any doubt.
(b) It manifests in self-conflict.
(c) It manifests in every decision.
(d) It manifests in action.

3. What is the purpose of an animal's mentality in Hegel's opinion?
(a) To fulfill human purposes.
(b) To match organic nature.
(c) To evolve toward consciousness.
(d) To manifest the univeral mind.

4. According to the translator, what does "the fact of the matter" refer to?
(a) Realities as they appear to subjectivity.
(b) An assertion of the truth of something.
(c) Conditions surrounding an event.
(d) An absolute reality.

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

6. What is it that indicates something about a person's unique traits, in Hegel's account?
(a) The person's original body.
(b) What a person does to their body.
(c) A person's heridity.
(d) The marks on a body.

7. What does Hegel explain in the introduction of The Phenomenology of Mind?
(a) Why the work is necessary to his times and to humanity.
(b) Why he was the only one who could have written this work.
(c) Where the work fits in the history of philosophy.
(d) Where the inspiration for the work came from.

8. According to Hegel, what is it that prevents the development of consciousness from producing societal problems?
(a) Correct forms.
(b) Society.
(c) Organic consciousness.
(d) Self-reflection.

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

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

11. What is the purpose of Hegel's treatise?
(a) To prove the existence and thoughts of God.
(b) To cultivate the scientific mind.
(c) To dispel superstition.
(d) To disprove the need for religion.

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

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

14. How does Hegel describe Necessity?
(a) Hegel says that Necessity gives man everything he needs.
(b) Hegel says that Necessity works against the law of the heart.
(c) Hegel says that Necessity liberates man to make free will decisions.
(d) Hegel says that Necessity crushes men's freedom with fate.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the result of force in Hegel's philosophy?

3. Where does Hegel locate the beginning of scientific knowledge?

4. What does Hegel include in the limitations of laws?

5. How does Hegel describe reason?

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