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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 else does Reason require in Hegel's philosophy?
(a) Doubt as to the nature of the self and the world.
(b) The self-evidence of the self and the world.
(c) A degree of monomania.
(d) An acceptable myth describing the nature of self and world.

2. According to Hegel, what is it that prevents the development of consciousness from producing societal problems?
(a) Self-reflection.
(b) Correct forms.
(c) Society.
(d) Organic consciousness.

3. What is humanity's tendency according to Hegel?
(a) To be driven by desire.
(b) To create the will through work.
(c) To follow the heart.
(d) To evolve toward the spirit.

4. To what does the term "sensibility" apply according to Hegel?
(a) All living things.
(b) Humans and animals.
(c) The entire universe.
(d) All humans.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Hegel describe the set of things that work against the "law of the heart"?

2. According to Hegel, what is "honest activity" related to?

3. What were both phrenology and cranioscopy looking for?

4. What are the elements in Hegel's account?

5. According to Hegel, action turns the external world into an arena where what can come into being?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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