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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What is benevolence?
(a) The desire to make someone you love happy.
(b) The pleasure one gets from seeing pain.
(c) Suppressed anger at someone you love.
(d) The willingness to help people you don't know.

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

5. What does Hume say was enough to regulate humans in their tribes?
(a) Natural virtue.
(b) Sensibility.
(c) Social order.
(d) Natural sentiment.

6. Which virtues does Hume say are culturally evolved?
(a) Natural virtues.
(b) Judgemental virtues.
(c) Artificial virtues.
(d) Vulgar virtues.

7. Which of the following does Hume list as a natural virtue?
(a) Loyalty.
(b) Humor.
(c) Fidelity.
(d) Honesty.

8. What does Hume say we can direct onto others?
(a) Love.
(b) Passions.
(c) Sympathy.
(d) Hate.

9. What does Hume call romantic love?
(a) Uncontrollable libido.
(b) Red hot passion.
(c) Fun and games.
(d) Amorous passion.

10. Of what does virtue give us the impression?
(a) Pleasure.
(b) Love.
(c) Pain.
(d) Hate.

11. What virtue allows humans to be governed?
(a) Sympathy.
(b) Honesty.
(c) Politeness.
(d) Loyalty.

12. What kind of people does Hume say don't understand justice?
(a) Criminals.
(b) Morally corrupt people.
(c) People with mental illness.
(d) Morally primitive people.

13. From where does Hume say we derive our feelings of love and hate?
(a) From ourselves.
(b) From our parents.
(c) From others.
(d) From objects.

14. Hume says religious people focus on what?
(a) Love and hate.
(b) Judgement.
(c) Virtues.
(d) Free will.

15. What connects our passions to our judgements about others?
(a) Friendship.
(b) Sympathy.
(c) Hate.
(d) Love.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the general title of Book Three?

2. What approach does Hume bring to morality?

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

4. Into what two types does Hume divide direct passions?

5. Which of the following is a natural ability?

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