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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 the fulfillment of duty?
(a) Hegel says that the fulfillment of duty is Spirit manifested.
(b) Hegel says that the fulfillment of duty is the consequence of spiritual life.
(c) Hegel says that the fulfillment of duty is morality enacted.
(d) Hegel says that the fulfillment of duty is the origin of individuality

2. What qualities exist in both "no property" and "property" according to Hegel?
(a) Consciousness and dialogue.
(b) Reconciliation and conflict.
(c) Universality and particularity.
(d) Consciousness and the unconscious.

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

4. What does Hegel relate conscious activity to?
(a) Nature.
(b) Rain.
(c) Darkness.
(d) Light.

5. What does Hegel prepare for his readers in the last chapter?
(a) A theory of art.
(b) A history of consciousness.
(c) A map of the terrain ahead.
(d) A theory of science.

6. What is the stage after the "beautiful soul" in Hegel's view?
(a) The mind attains enlightenment.
(b) The mind becomes the Absolute Spirit incarnate.
(c) The Spirit discovers its duty.
(d) The Spirit is manfest in work.

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

8. 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 property makes people think long term.
(d) Because no property is an absence that depends on the concept of property.

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

10. Whose work did Hegel write in the shadow of?
(a) Hume.
(b) Leibniz.
(c) Spinoza.
(d) Kant.

11. According to Hegel, what is the difficulty with self-consciousness manifesting morality?
(a) Self-consciousness cannot manifest morality without enlightenment.
(b) Self-consciousness has aspects that do not have clear relations with each other.
(c) Self-consciousness can only manifest morality in time, never in eternity.
(d) Self-consciousness can only manifest morality imperfectly.

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

13. According to Hegel, what is there in common between tool making and the work of art?
(a) Both kinds of creation return people to a state of primal existence.
(b) Both kinds of creation turns the creator into a spiritual workman.
(c) Both kinds of creation transform the means of industrial production.
(d) Both kinds of creation express the soul of a people.

14. What is the ultimate result of action according to Hegel?
(a) Reconciliation of the universal and the particular.
(b) Renewed conflict within the self.
(c) Ethical behavior.
(d) Self-awareness.

15. What does Spirit represent for the Mind according to Hegel?
(a) Unity with truth.
(b) Historical consciousness.
(c) Unity with the Universal Mind.
(d) Class consciousness.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Hegel, what is the relationship between spiritual life and the day-to-day world?

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

3. What does Hegel say is the Divine?

4. What happens to the mind that gains a reprieve from the fear of death according to Hegel?

5. What does Hegel say has to be his starting point for consciousness?

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