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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Hume say societies need to defend themselves against attack?
(a) A common goal.
(b) A common love.
(c) A common anger.
(d) Common loyalty.

3. What does religion argue about free will?
(a) One can't fall in love without free will.
(b) One can't believe in God without free will.
(c) One can't go to heaven without free will.
(d) One can't be moral without free will.

4. Hume says the will is an impression of what?
(a) Volition.
(b) Benevolence.
(c) Free will.
(d) Spirituality.

5. What doctrine does Hume say he is rejecting regarding the will?
(a) Free will.
(b) Hate will.
(c) Good will.
(d) The will of all men.

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

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

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

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

10. How does Hume define respect?
(a) Listening to someone you don't like.
(b) Feelings of deep envy towards another person.
(c) Loving someone you want to be and perhaps could be.
(d) Feelings of love and humility towards another person.

11. What passion does Hume say pity is like?
(a) Hate.
(b) Sympathy.
(c) Envy.
(d) Love.

12. What kind of people does Hume say we admire?
(a) People with high morals.
(b) People who understand the world.
(c) Popular people.
(d) The rich and powerful.

13. 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.

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

15. What is Hume's general goal in his treatise?
(a) To explain the origins of ideas and impressions.
(b) To explain morality.
(c) To explain the origins of vice and virtue.
(d) To explain the similarities between love and hate.

Short Answer Questions

1. What approach does Hume bring to morality?

2. When does Hume say self-interested motives can be taken to be virtuous?

3. What best describes Hume's conception of the will?

4. What is the title of Book Three, Part Three?

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

(see the answer keys)

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