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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 human trait does Hegel say is not found in animals?
(a) Organic consciousness.
(b) Self-reflection.
(c) Organic behavior.
(d) Life being lived for itself.

2. According to Hegel, why is the self unhappy?
(a) Because it will always be torn between the present contingency and infant perfection.
(b) Because it can imagine fulfillment but never know it completely.
(c) Because it can imagine eternity, but has to die.
(d) Because it can never contact its unconscious sources.

3. In Hegel's philosophy, what does the self want instead of the good and the true?
(a) The self wants to be dominated by more powerful forces.
(b) To know truth in universal terms.
(c) To follow its own law.
(d) Freedom to follow its desires.

4. According tio Hegel where do psychological laws originate?
(a) In the concrete reality of the self.
(b) In the fulfillment of self-consciousness.
(c) In self-reflection.
(d) In the failure of the power of observation.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Hegel describe the self?

2. What role does Hegel say society plays in how man determines his direction?

3. According to Hegel, what is "honest activity" related to?

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

5. What does Hegel relate desire to?

Short Essay Questions

1. How, in Hegel's view, does the self become aware of the contradiction of selfhood?

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

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

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

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

6. What are the two meanings Hegel gives to the term "independent self-consciousness"?

7. How does Hegel define force?

8. How does Hegel define hedonism?

9. How does Hegel define determinateness?

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

(see the answer keys)

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