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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What approach does Hume bring to morality?
(a) A rooted view.
(b) A passioniate view.
(c) A moralistic view.
(d) A rationalistic view.

2. What is the title of Book Three, Part Three?
(a) Of the Other Virtues and Vices.
(b) Of Sympathy.
(c) Of Love and Hate.
(d) Of Knowledge and Forgetting.

3. How does Hume define anger?
(a) The desire to cause pain to someone you hate.
(b) The desire to be alone.
(c) The desire to be self-destructive.
(d) The need to scream and shout at the nearest object.

4. What does Hume say are the two types of reason?
(a) Demonstrative and probability.
(b) Love and hate.
(c) Respect and contempt.
(d) Envy and respect.

5. Why do individuals want to fake the practice of virtue?
(a) They want to make friends.
(b) The want moral approval.
(c) They want to fit into society.
(d) They want to be accepted by God.

6. Which moral misdeed does Hume use as an example?
(a) Extortion.
(b) Murder.
(c) Stealing.
(d) GBH.

7. Which of the following does Hume state is an artificial virtue?
(a) Morality.
(b) Order.
(c) Justice.
(d) Disorder.

8. When does Hume say self-interested motives can be taken to be virtuous?
(a) When they are connected with vice.
(b) When they are connected to artificial virtue.
(c) When they are connected with death.
(d) When they are connected with natural instincts.

9. Into what two types does Hume divide direct passions?
(a) Those which are comfortable and those which are uncomfortable.
(b) Those which respond to hate and those which respond to love.
(c) Those which respond to pain and those which are natural instincts.
(d) Those which we understand and thosewhich we misunderstand.

10. What best describes Hume's conception of the will?
(a) A power.
(b) A feeling.
(c) An extrinsic force.
(d) An intrinsic force.

11. According to what does Hume say we judge individuals ?
(a) Their internal being.
(b) Their motives and actions.
(c) Their external appearance.
(d) Their judgements and morals.

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

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

14. What was required to regulate society once it had evolved into a certain order?
(a) Passion.
(b) Religion.
(c) Justice.
(d) Morality.

15. What passion does Hume say malice is like?
(a) Hate.
(b) Envy.
(c) Pity.
(d) Anger.

Short Answer Questions

1. What connects our passions to our judgements about others?

2. What do moral judgments intrinsically motivate?

3. What is Hume's argument against religion's view on free will?

4. Which virtues does Hume say are instinctual?

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

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