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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 rejection does the uniqueness of a self require according to Hegel?
(a) Rejection of the other.
(b) Rejection of the abstract.
(c) Rejection of the eternal.
(d) Rejection of the past.

2. According to Hegel, why is the self unhappy?
(a) Because it can imagine eternity, but has to die.
(b) Because it can imagine fulfillment but never know it completely.
(c) Because it can never contact its unconscious sources.
(d) Because it will always be torn between the present contingency and infant perfection.

3. What did cranioscopy examine?
(a) The density of the skull.
(b) The evolution of the human skull.
(c) The simliarity of skull shapes within families.
(d) The form of the skull.

4. Where does Hegel locate the beginning of scientific knowledge?
(a) In self-knowledge.
(b) In spirituality.
(c) In History.
(d) In God.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hegel say we have to see in order to understand the truth about a thing?

2. According to Hegel, why is even a killer dissatisfied with the self-certainty that comes from killing another person?

3. How does Hegel describe the self?

4. Hegel writes that the divisive power of the mind allows the self to define itself relative to what?

5. How else do the inner and outer relate, besides being opposites according to Hegel?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Why does Hegel describe consciousness as unhappy?

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

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

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

10. According to Hegel's account, what is the mind's relationship with itself?

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