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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Hume say none of his three motives of human nature are sufficient enough to produce?
(a) Justice.
(b) Disorder.
(c) Order.
(d) Morals.

3. What can one not derive an ought from?
(a) An and.
(b) A what.
(c) A not.
(d) An is.

4. To what does Hume say virtue is tied?
(a) Inability.
(b) Agreeableness.
(c) Ability.
(d) Disagreeableness.

5. Why does Hume reject all other moral theories?
(a) They cannot explain people.
(b) They cannot explain obligation.
(c) The cannot explain society.
(d) They cannot explain life.

6. Which of the following is a disposition involved with the passions?
(a) Unattendant emotion.
(b) Deep emotion.
(c) Sick emotion.
(d) Attendant emotion.

7. What kind of point of view does sympathy allow us to take?
(a) A personable point of view.
(b) An individual point of view.
(c) A subjective point of view.
(d) A general point of view.

8. What does Hume want to know about individuals in this section?
(a) How they fall in love.
(b) How they learn to socialize.
(c) How they make moral distinctions.
(d) Why they feel hate.

9. When does one feel the impression of volition?
(a) Whenever one desires hate.
(b) Whenever one desires company.
(c) Whenever one desires love.
(d) Whenever one desires good.

10. On what does Hume consider moral distinctions are based in this section?
(a) Justice or injustice.
(b) Nature or nurture.
(c) Love or hate.
(d) Morality or immorality.

11. What does Hume say are the only two things we have in our minds?
(a) Judgements and non-judgements.
(b) Ideas and impressions.
(c) Love and hate.
(d) Vice and virtues.

12. Which of the following does Hume suggest is the true origin of morals?
(a) Social order.
(b) Justice.
(c) A subjective viewpoint.
(d) A general viewpoint.

13. What does Hume say justice must be to motivate us?
(a) Individualistic.
(b) Fair.
(c) Moral.
(d) Interesting.

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

15. Which of the following is a quality that gives rise to moral sentiment?
(a) Humor.
(b) Listening.
(c) Conversation skills.
(d) Qualities useful to self.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hume say we need to stop men from fighting?

2. What kind of people does Hume say we admire?

3. According to what does Hume say we judge individuals ?

4. What does Hume say happens to justice over time?

5. What doctrine does Hume say he is rejecting regarding the will?

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