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

2. How does Hegel describe Necessity?
(a) Hegel says that Necessity crushes men's freedom with fate.
(b) Hegel says that Necessity liberates man to make free will decisions.
(c) Hegel says that Necessity gives man everything he needs.
(d) Hegel says that Necessity works against the law of the heart.

3. What is the purpose of an animal's mentality in Hegel's opinion?
(a) To match organic nature.
(b) To manifest the univeral mind.
(c) To evolve toward consciousness.
(d) To fulfill human purposes.

4. How does Hegel describe the self?
(a) As both free and abstract.
(b) As bounded but sublime.
(c) As the sum of material sensations.
(d) As physical and divine.

5. What relation binds the object and the perceiver in Hegel's philosophy?
(a) History.
(b) The World-Spirit.
(c) Understanding.
(d) Reason.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Hegel's view, how are laws of thought connected?

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

3. How does Hegel describe observation?

4. What does a man gain by doing good work in Hegel's view?

5. According to Hegel, what constitutes the Course of the World?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Hegel characterize the Course of the World, and what is the result of overcoming it?

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

6. How does Hegel define determinateness?

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

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

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

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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