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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1, Part 4, On the Sceptical and Other Systems of Philosophy.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which is the following is the best definition of the razor principle?
(a) If no term can be balanced into equal parts, it's worthless.
(b) If no term can be imagined by the mind, it can never be fact.
(c) If no term can be sliced into many parts, it can't be understood by a human mind.
(d) If no term can be proven to come from another idea, it has no meaning.

2. Which French philosopher does Hume reference in this section?
(a) Malezieu.
(b) Sartre.
(c) Camus.
(d) Rimbaud.

3. What is Hume's first tool of philosophical inquiry?
(a) The spoon.
(b) The knife.
(c) The robin.
(d) The microscope.

4. Which of the following best fits Hume's idea of perception?
(a) We all shape our own reality.
(b) All objects are mere perceptions and have no reality.
(c) What we see is our reality.
(d) No objects are real if we can see them.

5. Which of the following best describes Hume's idea of a definition?
(a) Something that is trivially true.
(b) Something that is formed from our own ideas.
(c) Something we have been told as children and have grown to believe.
(d) Something that comes from the universal truth.

Short Answer Questions

1. Hume say the human mind resolves itself into what distinct kinds ?

2. What does Hume claim is a fictitious denomination?

3. Why does Hume think it is impossible to believe in a God?

4. What does Hume say is limited?

5. Which of the following is unreliable in terms of perceiving things?

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