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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 Hegel, what must an individual conquer in order to manifest consciousness and individuality?
(a) The individual must conquer the animal nature within themselves.
(b) The individual must conquer the society itself.
(c) The individual must conquer necessity and the inevitability of his responses.
(d) The individual must conquer the part of themselves that runs counter to what society needs.

2. According to Hegel, self-consciousness is aware of itself relative to what?
(a) Desire and loss.
(b) Objects and universals.
(c) Conscience and desire.
(d) Infant fulfillment and abstract promises.

3. What school of thought influenced Hegel's writing?
(a) Humanism.
(b) Romanticism.
(c) Enlightenment.
(d) Nationalism.

4. Observation functions with regard to what in Hegel's philosophy?
(a) Past and present.
(b) Nature and Mind.
(c) Life and Death.
(d) History and Spirit.

5. In Hegel's terminology, what does the term "sensibility" pertain to?
(a) A mental construct that organizes sensations.
(b) A zeitgeist, a spirit of the times.
(c) An entity whose end is itself.
(d) A physiological apparatus for perception.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Hegel describe notions?

2. How does Hegel describe force?

3. How does Hegel describe the process of the World running its Course?

4. What is the purpose of an animal's mentality in Hegel's opinion?

5. What do both parts of a lordship/bondage relationship seek in Hegel's philosophy?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How does Hegel define force?

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

7. Why does Hegel describe consciousness as unhappy?

8. How does Hegel define determinateness?

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

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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