Hegel Philosophy Quiz: Trivia!

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Hegel Philosophy Quiz: Trivia!

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  • 1. 
    According to Hegel, which of the following is not a property of development?
    • A. 

      It is the actualization of a potential from the less rational to the more rational.

    • B. 

      Development occurs along a linear progression

    • C. 

      Development is neither chaotic, nor random, and has direction

    • D. 

      Development implies progression from fallacy to knowledge

  • 2. 
    Although Hegel presented a magnificent system of philosophy, it was too abstract and presented many problems in dealing concretely with the actuality of life. Marx addressed the issues of Hegel’s philosophy by discussing all of the following points except:
    • A. 

      In order to understand a certain form of consciousness, one must understand the material conditions in which it is produced

    • B. 

      Certain forms of intellectual and spiritual life are merely compensations for an unsatisfactory life

    • C. 

      In philosophy, understanding is not enough – there must be action and change

    • D. 

      The human being is God coming to consciousness of himself through history

  • 3. 
    Unlike Descartes, Hegel states that individualism is simply impossible because humans are made into self-conscious individuals by their:
    • A. 

      Physical properties (mass, height, size, etc.)

    • B. 

      Experiences

    • C. 

      Interactions with other objects

    • D. 

      Interactions with other human beings

  • 4. 
    According to Marx, how can you know what humans are?
    • A. 

      By examining human physiology

    • B. 

      By looking at individual psychology and the product of human labor

    • C. 

      By observing human externalizations, such as art, laws and industrial products

    • D. 

      By understanding individual interactions with other humans

  • 5. 
    When conceived materialistically, Hegel’s idea of _______ paved the way for Marx's societal movement.
    • A. 

      Freedom

    • B. 

      Dialectic

    • C. 

      Religion

    • D. 

      Geist

  • 6. 
    Marx argues that Free Trade is “exploitation, veiled by religious and political illusions.” What class does Marx blame for this exploitation?
    • A. 

      The bourgeoisie- the class of owners including capitalists and landlords

    • B. 

      The capitalists- the class of people that are wealthy and feel entitled

    • C. 

      The proletariat- the class of non-owners who have not stood up to owners in the name of humanity

    • D. 

      Landlords- the class of property owners who make money because they have money, not because they work

  • 7. 
    Learning from and reacting to the cold empirical world emerging from Hume’s skepticism, and being dissatisfied with the limits and concessions made by Kant, Hegel and Marx sought to reorient the direction of philosophy by:
    • A. 

      Viewing the whole of human philosophy and life in terms of the historical development of consciousness or material life and wellbeing.

    • B. 

      Carefully assessing and engaging in a critique of the state of empirical and dogmatic metaphysics.

    • C. 

      Refuting the Kantian notion of things in themselves separate from the phenomenal world.

    • D. 

      Making a return to traditional faith-based religion and rejecting the capacities of our limited reason.

  • 8. 
    Do Hegel and Marx agree on understanding self-realization through products of labor?
    • A. 

      No, Marx critiques capitalism by showing that Hegel was mistaken in that products of labor are expressions of the producer.

    • B. 

      No, Hegel believed that if a slave created an object through labor it was a product of the master.

    • C. 

      Yes, both believed that products of labor never leads to self-recognition.

    • D. 

      Yes, when something is created we put ourselves into the product and recognize ourselves. This point is how to critique capitalism.

  • 9. 
    A major difference in philosophy between Hegel and Marx is found in
    • A. 

      Hegel was an idealist being influenced by things of the mind and spirit, Marx was a materialist, which all things affected him materially

    • B. 

      Hegel was a materialist affected by things of material worth, and Marx was an idealist being influenced by things of the mind and spirit

    • C. 

      Hegel and Marx believed in the same things

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Karl Marx outlined many problems with capitalism. Which was not among them?
    • A. 

      There is a separation between the worker and the owner.

    • B. 

      Greed leads to a consolidation of money which leads to more greed

    • C. 

      The ownership of property and the concept of "mine"

    • D. 

      Personal effort and work began to define who people were as individuals

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