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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the belief in the Underworld transform into according to Hegel?
(a) Scientific knowledge.
(b) A belief in Heaven.
(c) A fear of death.
(d) A stimulus for observing life closely.

2. According to Hegel's philosophy, what will lead people to the goal of Absolute self-conscious Spirit?
(a) Self-awareness in nations.
(b) Orthodox religion.
(c) Art and ritual.
(d) A combination of history and science.

3. How does Hegel look at ethics in the "Moral View of the World" chapter?
(a) Hegel looks at ethics with respect to culture.
(b) Hegel looks at ethics with respect to spirit.
(c) Hegel looks at ethics with respect to individuality.
(d) Hegel looks at ethics with respect to religion.

4. According to Hegel, what has Absolute Spirit developed into in the "beautiful soul"?
(a) The Absolute Spirit has disappeared as the beautiful soul manifests its own unique spirit.
(b) The Absolute Spirit has become a part of nature.
(c) The Absolute Spirit has become a functioning state of consciousness.
(d) The Absolute Spirit has become a tool for discerning truth.

5. How does Hegel see self-division in an entity?
(a) Hegel sees self-division as a loss of unity.
(b) Hegel sees self-division as the enemy of self-fulfillment.
(c) Hegel sees self-division as the basis of self-fulfillment.
(d) Hegel sees self-division as an improvement over unity.

6. What does Hegel describe as the theatre for ethical choices?
(a) Daily life.
(b) The Mind.
(c) History.
(d) The universe.

7. What is the "beautiful soul's" relationship with morality according to Hegel?
(a) Morality is the means by which the soul attains its beauty.
(b) Morality is one of the beautiful soul's tools.
(c) Morality is the beautiful soul's duty.
(d) Morality is effectively built-in to the beautiful soul

8. What is the center of moral life according to Hegel?
(a) Work.
(b) Spirit.
(c) Duty.
(d) Love.

9. What is Hegel's feeling about communism?
(a) He warns against the prospect of militant radicals running the economy.
(b) He likes the prospect of everyone being provided for.
(c) He foresees problems with greed and workers' motivations.
(d) He dreads the inevitable bureaucratization.

10. What work marks the progress through Hegel's text and meanings?
(a) Practice and repetition.
(b) Meditation and transcendence.
(c) Study and memorization.
(d) Physical training.

11. How does Hegel describe each action?
(a) As unifying.
(b) As an internal struggle.
(c) As self-contradictory.
(d) As divisive.

12. What kind of artwork does Hegel discuss as the foundation of revealed religion?
(a) The hymn.
(b) The symphony.
(c) The statue.
(d) The cathedral.

13. In Hegel's view, what does the spark of the Absolute represent?
(a) The medium in which light is carried.
(b) The essence of light and darkness unified.
(c) The emergence of the light of consciousness.
(d) The eternal nature of virtue.

14. Why does Hegel say that "property" is superior to "no property"?
(a) Because property makes people think short term.
(b) Because property can function independently of 'no property' but 'no property' cannot function independently.
(c) Because property makes people think long term.
(d) Because no property is an absence that depends on the concept of property.

15. What dictum does Hegel endorse?
(a) Love thy neighbor as thyself.
(b) Do what you are afraid to do.
(c) Know thyself.
(d) Speak only when necessary.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the ultimate result of action according to Hegel?

2. What assumption does Hegel make about God?

3. In Hegel's philosophy, in what way does the Spirit serve a two-fold function?

4. Which religion comes first, in Hegel's philosophy?

5. Who else reached similar conclusions to Hegel's, about the nature of Absolute self-consciousness?

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