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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In Hegel's philosophy, what does the self want instead of the good and the true?
(a) To follow its own law.
(b) The self wants to be dominated by more powerful forces.
(c) Freedom to follow its desires.
(d) To know truth in universal terms.

3. What does Hegel say we have to see in order to understand the truth about a thing?
(a) The possibility that there can be more than one thing at a time.
(b) The notion that things continue to exist regardless of our presence or absence.
(c) The reality that perception is subjective and relative.
(d) The possibility of there being something more than the thing itself.

4. According to Hegel, why is even a killer dissatisfied with the self-certainty that comes from killing another person?
(a) Because the dead are never removed from the consciousness of the killer.
(b) Because some acts cannot be brought into the light.
(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.

5. What field does Hegel defend in the Preface and Introduction?
(a) Phrenology.
(b) Astrology.
(c) Science.
(d) Religion.

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

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

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

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

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

11. According to Hegel, action turns the external world into an arena where what can come into being?
(a) Inner truth.
(b) Historical consciousness.
(c) World-consciousness.
(d) External reality.

12. According tio Hegel where do psychological laws originate?
(a) In the fulfillment of self-consciousness.
(b) In self-reflection.
(c) In the concrete reality of the self.
(d) In the failure of the power of observation.

13. 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.

14. What school of thought influenced Hegel's writing?
(a) Humanism.
(b) Enlightenment.
(c) Nationalism.
(d) Romanticism.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the main obstacle to the individual submitting to the good and the true in Hegel's view?

2. What does Hegel say accompanies the process of Virtue bringing good into the world?

3. What is a pre-condition to Reason according to Hegel?

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

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

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