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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 is the relationship between phrenology, physiognomy, and cranioscopy according to Hegel?
(a) They are all forms of self-measurement and self-reflection.
(b) They all represent sciences that have evolved closer to conciousness.
(c) They are all evidence of different kinds of scientific thinking.
(d) They all address the problem of embodiment of self-consciousness.

2. According to the translator, what does "the fact of the matter" refer to?
(a) Conditions surrounding an event.
(b) Realities as they appear to subjectivity.
(c) An absolute reality.
(d) An assertion of the truth of something.

3. What are the elements in Hegel's account?
(a) Earth, fire, water, air.
(b) The conditions of archaic existence.
(c) The fundamental emotions, anger, desire, pity.
(d) The sun, moon and stars.

4. What are noumena according to Hegel?
(a) Laws.
(b) Events.
(c) Objects.
(d) Perceptions.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. According to Hegel, what does an individual need to do to live wisely and virtuously?

4. What does Hegel include in the limitations of laws?

5. Where does Hegel locate the beginning of scientific knowledge?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How does Hegel define hedonism?

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

7. How does Hegel define force?

8. How does Hegel define "irritability"?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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