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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Hegel say that the relationship with the bondsman is not fulfilling for the lord?
(a) Because of the nostalgia for pre-lapsarian consciousness.
(b) Because of the imp of the perverse.
(c) Because of the drive to power.
(d) Because of a self-contained counter effect.

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

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

4. Which claim does Hegel make about the mind?
(a) That it is the basis of all claims about reality.
(b) That it can only see itself through Reason.
(c) That it can observe itself.
(d) That it is exempt from claims about observations.

5. What relation binds the object and the perceiver in Hegel's philosophy?
(a) Understanding.
(b) The World-Spirit.
(c) Reason.
(d) History.

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

7. In what way could Hegel see a person, a table and a fruit as all identical?
(a) They are all 'things'.
(b) They are all 'mind'.
(c) They are all raw material for consciousness.
(d) They are all 'objects of perception' to another person.

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

9. In Hegel's philosophy, what is the first stage in the development of the conscious mind?
(a) The sense of the uniqueness of the heart falls away.
(b) Universal heart is discovered through individual heart.
(c) Forces that contradict the individual's feelings occur.
(d) Individual heart is recognized by self-consciousness.

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

11. Which modern culture is the most representative descendant of Hegelian thinking?
(a) America.
(b) Germany.
(c) France.
(d) Russia.

12. What did cranioscopy examine?
(a) The simliarity of skull shapes within families.
(b) The evolution of the human skull.
(c) The form of the skull.
(d) The density of the skull.

13. What does Hegel say is impossible in animal life?
(a) Randomness.
(b) Purposeless behavior.
(c) Individuality.
(d) Consciousness.

14. What else does Reason require in Hegel's philosophy?
(a) An acceptable myth describing the nature of self and world.
(b) Doubt as to the nature of the self and the world.
(c) The self-evidence of the self and the world.
(d) A degree of monomania.

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Hegel, why is even a killer dissatisfied with the self-certainty that comes from killing another person?

2. What are noumena according to Hegel?

3. What is humanity's tendency according to Hegel?

4. Observation functions with regard to what in Hegel's philosophy?

5. What does Hegel recommend for people who conflict with their times and culture?

(see the answer keys)

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