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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Appendix, An Abstract of a Book Lately Published, Entitled A Treatise of Human Nature.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the main criticism against Hume's treatise?
(a) It goes over new ground.
(b) It is too simple.
(c) It is anti-religion.
(d) It is hard to understand.

2. Why does Hume think it is impossible to believe in a God?
(a) Religion does not allow for natural thought.
(b) People have no direct impression of Him.
(c) Religion is too strict.
(d) There are too many different Gods.

3. Which of the following does Hume suggest is the true origin of morals?
(a) Social order.
(b) Justice.
(c) A subjective viewpoint.
(d) A general viewpoint.

4. What doctrine does Hume say he is rejecting regarding the will?
(a) Hate will.
(b) Good will.
(c) The will of all men.
(d) Free will.

5. What does Hume say was enough to regulate humans in their tribes?
(a) Sensibility.
(b) Social order.
(c) Natural virtue.
(d) Natural sentiment.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hume say are the two types of reason?

2. Which of the following is a quality that gives rise to moral sentiment?

3. Which of the following best describes Hume's idea of a definition?

4. On what two impressions does Hume say moral distinctions are based?

5. What is the general title of Book Three?

(see the answer key)

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