A Treatise of Human Nature Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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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 does Hume say we need to stop men from fighting?
(a) Social units.
(b) Children.
(c) Sport.
(d) Women.

2. What kind of point of view does sympathy allow us to take?
(a) A subjective point of view.
(b) An individual point of view.
(c) A personable point of view.
(d) A general point of view.

3. Why does Hume say he finds it so hard to correct his former opinions?
(a) He likes flawed works.
(b) He is right.
(c) He has too much pride.
(d) He has confused himself.

4. Of what does vice give us the impression?
(a) Pain.
(b) Love.
(c) Hate.
(d) Pleasure.

5. What kind of passion does Hume say is a mistake to confuse as reason?
(a) Extreme passions.
(b) Fun passions.
(c) Calm passions.
(d) Violent passions.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Hume see pride as an agreeable impression?

2. What is Hume's general goal in his treatise?

3. What does Hume claim is a fictitious denomination?

4. In what does Hume say he finds it difficult to put faith?

5. Which of the following does Hume list as a natural virtue?

(see the answer key)

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