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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What were both phrenology and cranioscopy looking for?
(a) A link between man and God.
(b) A link between man and ape.
(c) A link between form and individual traits.
(d) A link between form and heredity.

4. How does Hegel describe the process of the World running its Course?
(a) Exhilarating.
(b) Torturous and miserable.
(c) Sad and unpleasant.
(d) Uplifting.

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

6. 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 a self-contained counter effect.
(d) Because of the drive to power.

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

8. According to Hegel, self-consciousness is aware of itself relative to what?
(a) Infant fulfillment and abstract promises.
(b) Objects and universals.
(c) Conscience and desire.
(d) Desire and loss.

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

10. How does Hegel describe reason?
(a) As a stage of mind.
(b) As evidence of the divine.
(c) As uniquely human.
(d) As an evolutionary benefit.

11. How else do the inner and outer relate, besides being opposites according to Hegel?
(a) The inner is also dependent on the outer.
(b) They are also complementary.
(c) They are also mutually dependent.
(d) The outer is also dependent on the inner.

12. What does Hegel relate desire to?
(a) Aesthetics.
(b) Beauty.
(c) SIn.
(d) Primitive will.

13. How do objects achieve identity according to Hegel?
(a) Through self awareness.
(b) Through determinateness.
(c) Through assertion.
(d) Through reflection.

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

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are noumena according to Hegel?

2. Where does Hegel see the opportunity for good to be manifest through the actions of human beings?

3. According to Hegel, for what purpose are Unity, Difference and Relation all necessary?

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

5. In Hegel's philosophy, what is the first stage in the development of the conscious mind?

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