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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

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

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

4. How does Hegel approach morality?
(a) As a reason for living.
(b) As a consequence of self-consiousness.
(c) As a form of consciousness in itself.
(d) As a product of Spirit's development.

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

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

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

8. What is it that makes philosophy necessary and valuable according to Hegel?
(a) The nature of life itself.
(b) The evolution of scientific knowledge.
(c) The possibility of consciousness.
(d) The requirement to do good work.

9. According to Hegel, what does each action lead to?
(a) The need to mediate with self-consciousness.
(b) The death of all other possible actions.
(c) Unification of Spirit and Mind.
(d) A new occasion for self-awareness to be born.

10. Where does universality have its reality according to Hegel?
(a) In the particular.
(b) In fate.
(c) In history.
(d) In consciousness.

11. According to Hegel, what is the avenue through which reality and that which exists in consciousness can come into existence?
(a) Worship.
(b) Duty.
(c) Love.
(d) Action.

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

13. 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 disappeared as the beautiful soul manifests its own unique spirit.
(c) The Absolute Spirit has become a tool for discerning truth.
(d) The Absolute Spirit has become a part of nature.

14. At the level of freedom and terror, what does self-consciousness have according to Hegel?
(a) Existential dread.
(b) Partial identification with the universal mind.
(c) Unity with the divine mind.
(d) Self-certainty.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the "artificer" represent in Hegel's philosophy?

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

3. What does Hegel relate conscious activity to?

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

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

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