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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Hegel describe force?
(a) Force is a human power to be used against nature.
(b) Force is an attempt to transfer understanding.
(c) Force is an eternal power in the world.
(d) Force is impersonal, natural, and divine.

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

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

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

8. How does the double consciousness unify according to Hegel's philosophy?
(a) By transcending the physical.
(b) Through mediation and transformation.
(c) By embracing the divine.
(d) By submission of the body to the spirit.

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

10. According to Hegel, what are the mind's two relations to reality?
(a) Thinking and biology.
(b) Reason and physiology.
(c) Spirit and heart.
(d) History and concepts.

11. How does Hegel describe the set of things that work against the "law of the heart"?
(a) Liberating.
(b) Perfecting.
(c) Oppressive.
(d) Refining.

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

13. What is it that expresses both the individual and inner reality, in Hegel's view?
(a) Self-reflection.
(b) Conflict within the self.
(c) Physical form.
(d) Action.

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Hegel writes that the divisive power of the mind allows the self to define itself relative to what?

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

3. What does "the concrete" have in Hegel's account?

4. What does Hegel explain in the introduction of The Phenomenology of Mind?

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

(see the answer keys)

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