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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Hegel classify desires?
(a) Material existence.
(b) The root of self-awareness.
(c) Demonic consciousness.
(d) Animal consciousness.

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

3. What are noumena according to Hegel?
(a) Events.
(b) Objects.
(c) Perceptions.
(d) Laws.

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

5. 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.

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

7. According to Hegel, pon what does the reality of a notion depend?
(a) Reflective consciousness.
(b) Subjectivity.
(c) External reality.
(d) Reconciliation of self and reality.

8. 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 animal nature within themselves.
(c) The individual must conquer the society itself.
(d) The individual must conquer the part of themselves that runs counter to what society needs.

9. According to Hegel, why is even a killer dissatisfied with the self-certainty that comes from killing another person?
(a) Because even the final act of murder does not put one in touch with unconscious feelings.
(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 the dead are never removed from the consciousness of the killer.

10. What does "the concrete" have in Hegel's account?
(a) Form and universals.
(b) Unique life.
(c) Scientific self-certainty.
(d) Consciousness.

11. How does Hegel describe notions?
(a) As contingent on subjectivity.
(b) As aspects of laws.
(c) As anamnesis.
(d) As actual things.

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

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

14. What does Hegel mean by "concrete"?
(a) Devoid of consciousness.
(b) Experiential and actual.
(c) Filled with potential.
(d) Filled with divine actuality.

15. According to Hegel, what is "honest activity" related to?
(a) The effects of action.
(b) Seeming.
(c) The origins of action.
(d) Emptiness.

Short Answer Questions

1. What qualities does Hegel describe as being necessary for organic entities?

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

3. In Hegel's view, how are laws of thought connected?

4. What does Hegel say is the goal of individual self-consciousness?

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

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