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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 direct passions do natural instincts produce?
(a) Pleasure and pain.
(b) Fear and hate.
(c) Love and hate.
(d) Desire and joy.

2. What is the name of the system used to prove the existence of God?
(a) Metaphysics.
(b) Christian science.
(c) Astrology.
(d) Theology.

3. What does Hume say impressions can't tell us?
(a) That there is an internal world.
(b) That there is an external world.
(c) That there is life beyond death.
(d) That there is a God.

4. What does Hume think a proper understanding of the will help us to understand?
(a) Death.
(b) Love.
(c) The passions.
(d) Free will.

5. What does Hume say would have put him closer to the truth?
(a) Two ideas of the same object can only be different by their different feeling.
(b) Like principle with regard to the mind, that we have no notion of it.
(c) We can conceive a thinking being to have either many or few perceptions.
(d) The annihilation, which some people suppose to follow upon death, and which entirely destroys this self, is nothing but an extinction of all particular perceptions.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When does one feel the impression of volition?

3. What virtue does Hume claim is needed to maintain the family unit?

4. What does Hume say none of his three motives of human nature are sufficient enough to produce?

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

(see the answer key)

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