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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 else must an individual conquer in order to manifest individuality according to Hegel?
(a) Histoical situatedness.
(b) Artistic form of individual expression.
(c) The conceit of individuality.
(d) Organic consciousness.

2. What does a man gain by doing good work in Hegel's view?
(a) Authority and riches.
(b) World-consciousness.
(c) Access to the world-spirit.
(d) Power and awareness.

3. According to Hegel, how does the animal fulfill its purpose?
(a) By attaining reflection.
(b) By living.
(c) By reconciling its self with reality.
(d) By attaining consciousness.

4. What does Hegel recommend for people who conflict with their times and culture?
(a) Relocation.
(b) Assimilation.
(c) Repression.
(d) Subversion.

5. According to Hegel, what is it that prevents the development of consciousness from producing societal problems?
(a) Self-reflection.
(b) Organic consciousness.
(c) Correct forms.
(d) Society.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hegel say is the goal of individual self-consciousness?

2. Hegel writes that the divisive power of the mind allows the self to define itself relative to what?

3. Where does Hegel locate the beginning of scientific knowledge?

4. According to Hegel, self-consciousness is aware of itself relative to what?

5. What does Hegel include in the limitations of laws?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Hegel, what effect does the awareness of death have on the self?

2. According to Hegel, how does the individual experience Absolute Knowledge?

3. How does Hegel describe the Absolute Spirit?

4. How does Hegel define determinateness?

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

6. What, in Hegel's view, is the purpose of life?

7. In what way does Hegel say that humans can continue to progress beyond Absolute Knowledge?

8. How does Hegel define force?

9. Why does Hegel describe consciousness as unhappy?

10. What is God's relationship with the work of art, in Hegel's view?

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