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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What assumption does Hegel make about God?
(a) That he is human and compassionate.
(b) That he is present.
(c) That he is perfect and timeless.
(d) That he is unreachable.

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

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

6. When does the complete spiritual being begin to function in the world according to Hegel?
(a) When the soul completes its work in society.
(b) When the philosopher discovers the Absolute.
(c) When the Absolute is established as a modus operandi.
(d) When the soul begins its work within the self.

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

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

9. How does Hegel describe the community he found himself living in?
(a) The ethical world.
(b) Historical consciousness.
(c) Eighteenth-century Germany.
(d) Spirit.

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

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

12. In Hegel's philosophy, in what way does the Spirit serve a two-fold function?
(a) It observes itself as object at the same time that it is subject.
(b) It contains both the universal and eternal and the particular and contingent.
(c) It understands at the same time that it is beyond understanding, even to itself.
(d) It is acts at the same time that it reposes.

13. What does Hegel say self-consciousness can express as Absolute Spirit?
(a) The divine nature of fate.
(b) The perfection of man's will.
(c) The inner divinity of man.
(d) The inevitable nature of self-consciousness.

14. Where does Hegel look for God in art?
(a) In the underlying laws of art.
(b) In the social uses of art.
(c) In the mystical experience of art.
(d) In the framework for art.

15. What does Hegel include in the religion of art?
(a) Cooking.
(b) Ancient Greek revelries of Bacchus.
(c) War.
(d) National culture.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hegel say is the Divine?

2. What is the "beautiful soul's" relationship with morality according to Hegel?

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

4. How does Hegel define the self at the higher level of consciousness?

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

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