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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Hegel define the self at the higher level of consciousness?
(a) As "that which finds itself in everything.
(b) As "that which sees things in the true light of spirit.
(c) As "that which is perceiving what is."
(d) As "that which is always in exile.

2. What does Hegel say is the highest moral function of an individual?
(a) To understand one's duty.
(b) To help other people fulfill their duty.
(c) To act correctly upon duty.
(d) To recognize the primal importance of duty.

3. Which culture does Hegel credit with inspiring his insights?
(a) Egyptian religion.
(b) Norse cults.
(c) Greek cults.
(d) Syrian religion.

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

5. How does Hegel define ownership?
(a) As being of objects only, never people.
(b) Total knowledge and possession.
(c) Close relationship with duties of protection.
(d) Contractual relationship with mutual obligations.

6. The spirit that creates artwork also creates what else according to Hegel?
(a) The soul of a free country.
(b) Scientific instruments.
(c) Social change.
(d) Industrial technology.

7. How does Virtue manifest Reason in a society according to Hegel?
(a) Through public and private acts.
(b) Through public rituals.
(c) Through works of art.
(d) Through work.

8. How does Idealist philosophy describe the world?
(a) As the manifestation of human divinity.
(b) As the result of divine work.
(c) As full of attributes of consciousness.
(d) As the externalization of animist rituals.

9. What does Hegel say has to be his starting point for consciousness?
(a) Hegel says that consciousness begins with self-conflict.
(b) Hegel says that consciousness begins with self-awareness.
(c) Hegel says that he has to begin from a moral view of the world.
(d) Hegel says that he has to begin from a spiritual view of the world.

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

11. According to Hegel, what do people ultimately find as a result of Insight?
(a) Self-estrangement.
(b) Reconciliation.
(c) Culture.
(d) Unity.

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

13. What does the "artificer" represent in Hegel's philosophy?
(a) The artificer represents the manifestation of Absolute Mind.
(b) The artificer represents thought combined with action upon reality.
(c) The artificer represents the light of the Absolute shining into the consciousness.
(d) The artificer represents constant artistic self-reinvention.

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

15. 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 an improvement over unity.
(c) Hegel sees self-division as the enemy of self-fulfillment.
(d) Hegel sees self-division as the basis of self-fulfillment.

Short Answer Questions

1. What in Hegel's view does individuality gain when it finds itself after being lost to the public order?

2. What does Hegel include in the religion of art?

3. Whose work did Hegel write in the shadow of?

4. What does Hegel describe as the theatre for ethical choices?

5. How does Hegel describe the divine in its initial stage?

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