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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 human trait does Hegel say is not found in animals?
(a) Self-reflection.
(b) Organic consciousness.
(c) Organic behavior.
(d) Life being lived for itself.

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

3. How does Hegel classify desires?
(a) The root of self-awareness.
(b) Demonic consciousness.
(c) Material existence.
(d) Animal consciousness.

4. How do objects achieve identity according to Hegel?
(a) Through assertion.
(b) Through determinateness.
(c) Through self awareness.
(d) Through reflection.

5. What were both phrenology and cranioscopy looking for?
(a) A link between form and heredity.
(b) A link between man and ape.
(c) A link between form and individual traits.
(d) A link between man and God.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the purpose of Hegel's treatise?

2. Which philosopher influenced Hegel's use of categories?

3. What does Hegel recommend for people who conflict with their times and culture?

4. What does Hegel explain in the introduction of The Phenomenology of Mind?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Hegel define "irritability"?

3. Why does Hegel describe consciousness as unhappy?

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

5. What are the components of a "concrete individuality" in Hegel's terminology?

6. How does Hegel define Reason?

7. How does Hegel define hedonism?

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

9. How does Hegel define force?

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

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