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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Book One cover regarding human nature?
(a) Knowledge.
(b) Passions.
(c) Sympathies.
(d) Understanding.

2. Hume says everyone can feel the difference between what?
(a) Impressions and ideas.
(b) Feeling and thinking.
(c) Women and men.
(d) Images and words.

3. What is Hume's third tool of philosophical inquiry?
(a) The knife.
(b) The spoon.
(c) The fork.
(d) The map.

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

5. From where does a human's substantive knowledge come?
(a) Human senses.
(b) Religion.
(c) Society.
(d) Human passion.

6. How does Hume define demonstration?
(a) Identifying the relation.
(b) Deriving the relation.
(c) Connecting the relation.
(d) Hiding the relation.

7. How does Hume define intuition?
(a) Seeing the relation.
(b) Recalling past events.
(c) Imagining what will happen.
(d) Seeing the future.

8. What does Hume say is the only thing that can cause us to act?
(a) Identity.
(b) Reason.
(c) Experience.
(d) Passions.

9. What two cities does Hume use in his example of why it is difficult to form accurate impressions?
(a) Moscow and Prague.
(b) Glasgow and Liverpool.
(c) London and Edinborough.
(d) New Jerusalem and Paris.

10. Which of the following can cause either pride or humility?
(a) Sympathy.
(b) Wealth.
(c) Power.
(d) Death.

11. What does Hume identify as the second philosophical relation?
(a) Quality.
(b) Resemblance.
(c) Space and time.
(d) Identity.

12. What does Hume say is the only thing he finds when he looks inside himself?
(a) Perception.
(b) Fear.
(c) Hate.
(d) Love.

13. What does Hume claim is a fictitious denomination?
(a) The idea of love.
(b) The idea of unity.
(c) The idea of justice.
(d) The idea of morals.

14. Which of the following is an abstract concept?
(a) Facebook.
(b) God.
(c) Man.
(d) A chair.

15. What does imagination do with simple ideas once it has separated them?
(a) Puts them in any order it pleases.
(b) Introduces complex ideas.
(c) Disposes of them.
(d) Adds color and light.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Hume say is a disagreeable impression?

3. What does Hume say is the only thing senses give us?

4. How does Hume define productive passions?

5. By what does Hume say cousins are connected?

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