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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 does Hegel say is the highest moral function of an individual?
(a) To help other people fulfill their duty.
(b) To understand one's duty.
(c) To act correctly upon duty.
(d) To recognize the primal importance of duty.

2. What term does Hegel use to describe the interrelation of Spirit with events?
(a) Happenings.
(b) Occasions.
(c) Spirit of the Times.
(d) Moments.

3. What does Hegel contrast darkness to?
(a) Consciousness.
(b) Reason.
(c) Creativity.
(d) Vision.

4. What happens when Spirit turns back on itself according to Hegel?
(a) It reconciles history and the present.
(b) It makes further progress.
(c) It unifies spirit and mind.
(d) It raises consciousness to a higher level.

5. According to Hegel, what do people ultimately find as a result of Insight?
(a) Culture.
(b) Unity.
(c) Reconciliation.
(d) Self-estrangement.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Hegel's philosophy, which aspect of mind can operate in ways that do not touch daily life in a cause-effect manner?

2. What happens to the mind that gains a reprieve from the fear of death according to Hegel?

3. According to Hegel, what is there in common between tool making and the work of art?

4. What is the center of moral life according to Hegel?

5. According to Hegel's philosophy, what will lead people to the goal of Absolute self-conscious Spirit?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Hegel's philosophy, what is the progression the self follows?

2. In what way does Hegel say that humans can continue to progress beyond Absolute Knowledge?

3. Define the German word Geist.

4. How does Hegel define duty?

5. How does Hegel account for self-conflict as an opportunity for the self?

6. What does Hegel say about the distribution of wealth?

7. How does Hegel define self-estrangement?

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

9. How is the Divine Being revealed, in Hegel's philosophy?

10. In what way or under what conditions can self-consciousness itself be moral in Hegel's view?

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