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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 are the mind's two relations to reality?
(a) History and concepts.
(b) Reason and physiology.
(c) Spirit and heart.
(d) Thinking and biology.

2. 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) Freedom to follow its desires.
(c) To know truth in universal terms.
(d) To follow its own law.

3. According to Hegel, how does the animal fulfill its purpose?
(a) By attaining consciousness.
(b) By attaining reflection.
(c) By reconciling its self with reality.
(d) By living.

4. What does Hegel say is the goal of individual self-consciousness?
(a) To transcend whatever opposes the law of the heart.
(b) To subjugate the law of the heart to social law.
(c) To merge the law of the heart with necessity.
(d) To engage the law of the heart in dialogue with fate.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Hegel's philosophy, independent self-consciousness is both an aspect of concrete individuality and what else?

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

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

4. How does Hegel describe Necessity?

5. What qualities does Hegel describe as being necessary for organic entities?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the components of a "concrete individuality" in Hegel's terminology?

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

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

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

5. How does Hegel define hedonism?

6. What does a consciousness require in order to use observation at the level of Reason according to Hegel's philosophy?

7. How does Hegel define force?

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

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

10. How does Hegel define Reason?

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