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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Hegel say the meaning of life is for every individual?
(a) "To know the self."
(b) "To fulfill the self."
(c) "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
(d) "To be myself."

2. Where does Hegel locate the beginning of scientific knowledge?
(a) In History.
(b) In spirituality.
(c) In self-knowledge.
(d) In God.

3. Observation functions with regard to what in Hegel's philosophy?
(a) History and Spirit.
(b) Life and Death.
(c) Past and present.
(d) Nature and Mind.

4. What else does Reason require in Hegel's philosophy?
(a) An acceptable myth describing the nature of self and world.
(b) A degree of monomania.
(c) Doubt as to the nature of the self and the world.
(d) The self-evidence of the self and the world.

5. How does Hegel describe observation?
(a) As a reliable process.
(b) As necessarily flawed.
(c) As a mobile army of metaphors.
(d) A contingent on subjectivity.

Short Answer Questions

1. What else must an individual conquer in order to manifest individuality according to Hegel?

2. How else do the inner and outer relate, besides being opposites according to Hegel?

3. What rejection does the uniqueness of a self require according to Hegel?

4. What does Hegel relate desire to?

5. How does Hegel describe reason?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the relationship between philosophy and science in Hegel's time?

2. How does Hegel define the relationship between the lord and the servant?

3. How does Hegel define hedonism?

4. Where do laws come from in Hegel's philosophy?

5. How does Hegel characterize the Course of the World, and what is the result of overcoming it?

6. How are notions and reality related according to Hegel's philosophy?

7. What is the "conceit of individuality" and what force counters it according to Hegel's philosophy?

8. How can the individual's truths be realized, according to Hegel's philosophy?

9. According to Hegel's account, what is the mind's relationship with itself?

10. In Hegel's philosophy, what relationship do the sciences--particularly phrenology and craniology--have to do with truth?

(see the answer keys)

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