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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does Hume say impression does not tell us?
(a) There isn't an internal world.
(b) There isn't an external world.
(c) We are alive only in our minds.
(d) Nothing exists.

4. Which of the following was also a British empiricist?
(a) John Locke.
(b) Samuel Goodwin.
(c) Peter Connor.
(d) Earl Tennant.

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

6. What does Hume say will is instead of a power?
(a) A faculty.
(b) A passion.
(c) A euphoric state.
(d) A religious state.

7. What is the title of Book Two, Part One?
(a) Of Passions.
(b) Of Pride and Humility.
(c) Of Sympathy.
(d) Of Moral Judgement.

8. What does Hume believe humans generate instead of observing causes?
(a) Judgements about causes.
(b) Sympathy about causes.
(c) Beliefs about causes.
(d) Morals about causes.

9. What is the title of Book one, Part Three?
(a) Morals of the World.
(b) Of Space and Time.
(c) Of Knowledge and Probability.
(d) Injustice Versus Justice.

10. What idea does Hume claim is intelligible?
(a) Immateriality.
(b) Love.
(c) Perception.
(d) Insanity

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

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

13. What does Hume say is a disagreeable impression?
(a) Death.
(b) Humility.
(c) Pride.
(d) Hate.

14. Hume says impressions are divided into what?
(a) Ideas and words.
(b) Sensation and reflexion.
(c) Love and hate.
(d) Pride and passions.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Hume define passions?

2. For what does Hume think people mistake their perceptions?

3. What idea does Hume bring in to distinguish between knowledge and probability?

4. Hume says complex ideas are divided into what?

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

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