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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. In Hegel's opinion, what is superstition based on?
(a) Transcendent experience.
(b) Inadequate knowledge.
(c) Universal Mind.
(d) Spiritual intuition.

4. What is it about art that reveals religion in Hegel's view?
(a) Sacred inspiration.
(b) Devoted craftsmanship.
(c) Human work.
(d) Balanced symmetries of form.

5. Who else reached similar conclusions to Hegel's, about the nature of Absolute self-consciousness?
(a) Eastern philosophers.
(b) Pragmatist philosophers.
(c) Enlightenment philosophers.
(d) Renaissance philosophers.

6. 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 basis of self-fulfillment.
(d) Hegel sees self-division as the enemy of self-fulfillment.

7. How does Hegel define Enlightenment?
(a) Insight directed against belief.
(b) History embodied in an individual.
(c) Wisdom gained through experience.
(d) Mind visited by reason.

8. In Hegel's philosophy, enlightenment is superior to stages of development that are associated with what?
(a) Individuality.
(b) Prophets.
(c) Philosophies.
(d) History.

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

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

11. Which religion comes first, in Hegel's philosophy?
(a) Moral religion.
(b) Human religion.
(c) Instinctual religion.
(d) Natural religion.

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

13. 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.

14. What is freedom at the level of absolute freedom and terror caused by according to Hegel?
(a) Freedom at this level is caused by the unity of all things.
(b) Freedom at this level is caused by the particular thingness of all things.
(c) Freedom at this level is caused by the inexorable nature of fate.
(d) Freedom at this level is caused by the absence of all distinctions.

15. What emerges after self-estrangement fades according to Hegel?
(a) Enlightenment.
(b) Unity.
(c) Divinity.
(d) A new round of self-conflict.

Short Answer Questions

1. Under what condition does Spirit mean Mind in Hegel's philosophy?

2. What does Hegel see in his ideal form of art?

3. In Hegel's philosophy, what is the self caught between in its early stage?

4. How does Hegel describe each action?

5. At the level of freedom and terror, what does self-consciousness have according to Hegel?

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