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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 is it that expresses both the individual and inner reality, in Hegel's view?
(a) Action.
(b) Conflict within the self.
(c) Self-reflection.
(d) Physical form.

2. According to Hegel, pon what does the reality of a notion depend?
(a) Subjectivity.
(b) External reality.
(c) Reflective consciousness.
(d) Reconciliation of self and reality.

3. Which claim does Hegel make about the mind?
(a) That it is exempt from claims about observations.
(b) That it can observe itself.
(c) That it can only see itself through Reason.
(d) That it is the basis of all claims about reality.

4. According to Hegel, for what purpose are Unity, Difference and Relation all necessary?
(a) For the development of consciousness.
(b) For the development of self-reflection.
(c) For the reconciliation of man with himself.
(d) For the evolution of man.

5. What did cranioscopy examine?
(a) The density of the skull.
(b) The form of the skull.
(c) The evolution of the human skull.
(d) The simliarity of skull shapes within families.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which modern culture is the most representative descendant of Hegelian thinking?

2. How does Hegel classify desires?

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

4. According to Hegel, why is the self unhappy?

5. What does Hegel explain in the introduction of The Phenomenology of Mind?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is the difference between "theoretical reason" and "practical reason" in Hegel's terminology?

4. What distinction does the translator Baille draw between "the fact of the matter" and "a matter of fact"?

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

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

7. What does "concrete" mean in Hegel's terminology?

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

9. What is the difference between a person and an animal in Hegel's philosophy?

10. How does Hegel define "irritability"?

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