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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. In Hegel's view, how are laws of thought connected?
(a) By science.
(b) By logic.
(c) By history.
(d) By reason.

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

5. According to Hegel, what constitutes the Course of the World?
(a) The inner events that motivate external reality.
(b) The events of the world as external reality.
(c) The external reality that informs subjectivity.
(d) The heart and its desire and development.

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

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) Where the inspiration for the work came from.
(c) Where the work fits in the history of philosophy.
(d) Why he was the only one who could have written this work.

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

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

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

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

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

13. What is the contradiction at the heart of absolute reality according to Hegel?
(a) The individual learns about existence from individual existence and also from external reality.
(b) It is real but it is also a myth that is propagated in philosophy.
(c) The individual intuits the existence of life beyond himself but can never know anything except through direct perception.
(d) Literacy and printing presses have made experiences transferable to people have not had the experience themselves.

14. Hegel writes that the divisive power of the mind allows the self to define itself relative to what?
(a) The self.
(b) The individual's past.
(c) The external universe.
(d) The family.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Hegel, how does the animal fulfill its purpose?

2. What are noumena according to Hegel?

3. What else does Reason require in Hegel's philosophy?

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

5. According to Hegel, pon what does the reality of a notion depend?

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