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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. How does Hume's idea of cause and effect differ from the conventional point of view that states they are features of the world?
(a) They are features of people.
(b) They are features of luck.
(c) They are features of the mind.
(d) They are features of metaphysics.

2. To what does distinguishing between perception and reality often lead?
(a) Counterintuitive positions.
(b) A metaphysical position.
(c) Lopsided theories.
(d) Misguided theories.

3. Why does Hume say that neither ideas nor impressions are infinitely divisible?
(a) We would eventually arrive at a number too difficult to perceive.
(b) They are a solid fact.
(c) They can only be divided into four.
(d) It takes away from the fact that they are complex.

4. What does Hume say is stronger than imagination?
(a) Love.
(b) Memory.
(c) Passions.
(d) Reality.

5. From where does Hume say facts come?
(a) Experience.
(b) The imagination.
(c) The government.
(d) History.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of philosophers does Hume claim are confused themselves?

2. From where does Hume say sensation arises?

3. What does Book Two cover regarding human nature?

4. What is Hume's third tool of philosophical inquiry?

5. Hume thinks it is pointless to wonder about the existence of what?

(see the answer key)

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