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

2. According to Hegel, what constitutes the Course of the World?
(a) The events of the world as external reality.
(b) The inner events that motivate external reality.
(c) The external reality that informs subjectivity.
(d) The heart and its desire and development.

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

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

5. According to Hegel's philosophy, independent self-consciousness is both an aspect of concrete individuality and what else?
(a) Thinghood insofar as the self is an object of knowledge.
(b) Self-reflection as the process of expressing the self.
(c) Scientific consciousness.
(d) Spirituality.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hegel relate desire to?

2. What is the relationship between phrenology, physiognomy, and cranioscopy according to Hegel?

3. What is the purpose of an animal's mentality in Hegel's opinion?

4. What is it that expresses both the individual and inner reality, in Hegel's view?

5. Why does Hegel say that the relationship with the bondsman is not fulfilling for the lord?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. According to Hegel, how does the individual experience Absolute Knowledge?

4. In Hegel's philosophy, what is the difference between conscience and the moral self-consciousness?

5. What, in Hegel's view, is the purpose of life?

6. How do light and dark function in natural religion, in Hegel's view?

7. According to Hegel, what effect does the awareness of death have on the self?

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

9. What is the contradiction that governs the self's relationship with morality, in Hegel's view?

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

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