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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 is the goal of individual self-consciousness?
(a) To subjugate the law of the heart to social law.
(b) To transcend whatever opposes the law of the heart.
(c) To merge the law of the heart with necessity.
(d) To engage the law of the heart in dialogue with fate.

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

3. According to the translator's note, Hegel's study of pleasure and necessity is really a study of what?
(a) Sentimentalism.
(b) Hedonism.
(c) Sadism.
(d) Romanticism.

4. What does Hegel say accompanies the process of Virtue bringing good into the world?
(a) Dialogue and reconciliation.
(b) Struggle and suffering.
(c) Universalization of mind.
(d) Conformity and oppression.

5. How else do the inner and outer relate, besides being opposites according to Hegel?
(a) The outer is also dependent on the inner.
(b) The inner is also dependent on the outer.
(c) They are also complementary.
(d) They are also mutually dependent.

Short Answer Questions

1. What else does Reason require in Hegel's philosophy?

2. Observation functions with regard to what in Hegel's philosophy?

3. What does Hegel recommend for people who conflict with their times and culture?

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

5. In Hegel's terminology, what does the term "sensibility" pertain to?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Hegel mean by saying that consciousness is relational?

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

4. How does Hegel define Reason?

5. What qualities does an "organic entity" have according to Hegel?

6. What are the stages by which the conscious mind develops, in Hegel's terminology?

7. What is it that forms the basis of individuality and character, in Hegel's terminology?

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

9. How does Hegel define hedonism?

10. What does a consciousness require in order to use observation at the level of Reason according to Hegel's philosophy?

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