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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 tio Hegel where do psychological laws originate?
(a) In the failure of the power of observation.
(b) In the concrete reality of the self.
(c) In self-reflection.
(d) In the fulfillment of self-consciousness.

2. How does Hegel describe the self?
(a) As both free and abstract.
(b) As bounded but sublime.
(c) As the sum of material sensations.
(d) As physical and divine.

3. In Hegel's philosophy, what is the first stage in the development of the conscious mind?
(a) The sense of the uniqueness of the heart falls away.
(b) Forces that contradict the individual's feelings occur.
(c) Universal heart is discovered through individual heart.
(d) Individual heart is recognized by self-consciousness.

4. How does Hegel describe Necessity?
(a) Hegel says that Necessity gives man everything he needs.
(b) Hegel says that Necessity works against the law of the heart.
(c) Hegel says that Necessity crushes men's freedom with fate.
(d) Hegel says that Necessity liberates man to make free will decisions.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Observation functions with regard to what in Hegel's philosophy?

2. What does consciousness rest on in Hegel's account?

3. According to Hegel, what is it that prevents the development of consciousness from producing societal problems?

4. What does a man gain by doing good work in Hegel's view?

5. What were both phrenology and cranioscopy looking for?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What distinction does the translator Baille draw between "the fact of the matter" and "a matter of fact"?

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

5. What does Hegel mean by saying that consciousness is relational?

6. How does Hegel define hedonism?

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

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

9. How does Hegel define Reason?

10. How does Hegel define "sensibility"?

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