Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan: Summary, Quotes & Analysis


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In Leviathan, what does Thomas Hobbes believe about terms like 'good' and 'evil'?

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1. What type of government does Hobbes say is the best in Leviathan?

2. What does Hobbes believe about the 'state of nature' in the Leviathan?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In the mid-17th century, England faced a civil war with a strong division between the wealthy and poor. His work helped bring the country together by defining philosophies. This assessment will help you judge your understanding of this treatise with questions about Hobbes' definitions and ideas for best practices.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how well you understand the main themes in Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan, including:

  • Good and evil
  • Best government
  • State of nature

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the 'Kingdom of Darkness'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Hobbes' political ideas

Additional Learning

To learn more about this book, review the lesson titled Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan: Summary, Quotes, & Analysis. This goes into more details, including:

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  • Hobbes' social contract theory