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Multiple Choice Questions

1. From where does Hume say sensation arises?
(a) The eyes.
(b) The spirit.
(c) The stomach.
(d) The soul.

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

3. Which of the following passions does Hume call an emotion?
(a) Pleasure.
(b) Pride.
(c) Pain.
(d) Hot and cold.

4. Into what does Hume divide knowledge?
(a) Definitions and observations.
(b) Pride and prejudice.
(c) Passions and reason.
(d) Vice and virtue.

5. What does Hume use his razor theory to devalue?
(a) Reason.
(b) The imagination.
(c) Mathematics.
(d) Abstract concepts.

6. What does Hume say is stronger than imagination?
(a) Reality.
(b) Memory.
(c) Love.
(d) Passions.

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

8. What idea does Hume bring in to distinguish between knowledge and probability?
(a) Love and hate.
(b) Philosophical relations.
(c) Morals.
(d) Justice.

9. For what does Hume think people mistake their perceptions?
(a) Love.
(b) Reality.
(c) Feeliing.
(d) Friendship.

10. By what does Hume say cousins are connected?
(a) Christianity.
(b) Fate.
(c) Family.
(d) Causation.

11. What kind of soul does Hume believe does not exist?
(a) The material soul.
(b) The immaterial soul.
(c) The frank soul.
(d) The sincere soul.

12. What does Hume say takes precedence over ideas?
(a) Words.
(b) Passions.
(c) Impressions.
(d) Reason.

13. Which of the following is another term used for passions?
(a) Forming mental images.
(b) Ideas of resemblance.
(c) Images of emotion.
(d) Impressions of reflections.

14. Hume tells the reader to fix his eye on what kind of spot?
(a) An ink spot.
(b) A black spot.
(c) A lead spot.
(d) A dirt spot.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Hume's second tool of philosophical inquiry?

2. What does Hume say will is instead of a power?

3. What are the two ways in which Hume says one can exist?

4. Which French philosopher does Hume reference in this section?

5. What does Hume say could be the condition of a man who is insensitive to time?

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