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

2. What does Hegel say about the concept of absolute reality?
(a) It is an empty notion.
(b) It is a consequence of self-consciousness.
(c) It can only be expressed in art and dreams.
(d) It is beyond the reach of consciousness.

3. What causes the formation of laws according to Hegel?
(a) The existence of the mind.
(b) The education of the mind.
(c) The subordination of the mind.
(d) The movement of the mind.

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

5. What is the main obstacle to the individual submitting to the good and the true in Hegel's view?
(a) The illusion of free will.
(b) The universalization of the mind.
(c) The conceit of individuality.
(d) Necessity.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is it that indicates something about a person's unique traits, in Hegel's account?

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

3. What field does Hegel defend in the Preface and Introduction?

4. What is humanity's tendency according to Hegel?

5. What is the contradiction at the heart of absolute reality according to Hegel?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Hegel define "sensibility"?

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

3. How does Hegel define force?

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

5. Why does Hegel describe consciousness as unhappy?

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

7. What is the relationship of freedom and fate in Hegel's terminology?

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

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

10. What obstacle is there, in Hegel's terminology, to an individual following the law of the heart?

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