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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) Syrian religion.
(c) Greek cults.
(d) Norse cults.

2. What does Hegel say is the Divine?
(a) The world.
(b) The spirit.
(c) The human.
(d) The self-consciousness.

3. What was Hegel's dread of death influenced by?
(a) Hegel's near-death experience.
(b) Hegel's father's death.
(c) An ongoing war.
(d) Hegel's accident on horseback.

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

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

6. What does Hegel call a kind of diffusing selfless Self?
(a) The absolute aspect of man.
(b) The natural world as a whole.
(c) The world of plants and animals.
(d) The world of inanimate things.

7. 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) Action.
(d) Love.

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

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

10. In Hegel's philosophy, where is duty found?
(a) In good faith ethics.
(b) In relation to Mind.
(c) In relation to Spirit.
(d) In relation to family members and organizations.

11. What happens to the mind that gains a reprieve from the fear of death according to Hegel?
(a) The mind that is reprieved from fear of death loses absolute freedom.
(b) The mind that is reprieved from fear of death reconciles death with meaninglessness.
(c) The mind that is reprieved from fear of death loses meaning.
(d) The mind that is reprieved from fear of death gains individuality.

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

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

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

15. In Hegel's philosophy, what is the self caught between in its early stage?
(a) The present and history.
(b) Nature and ethical knowledge.
(c) Family and Civil Society.
(d) Individual and universal mind.

Short Answer Questions

1. What assumption does Hegel make about God?

2. What qualities exist in both "no property" and "property" according to Hegel?

3. How does Hegel describe each action?

4. How does Idealist philosophy describe the world?

5. What is freedom at the level of absolute freedom and terror caused by according to Hegel?

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