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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of philosophers does Hume claim are confused themselves?
(a) Ones who don't look beyond themselves.
(b) Ones who think but don't do.
(c) Ones who live and work on their own.
(d) Ones who think they have impressions about themselves.

2. What does Hume say is the only thing senses give us?
(a) Ideas.
(b) Knowledge.
(c) Reasons.
(d) Impressions.

3. What does Hume claim is a fictitious denomination?
(a) The idea of justice.
(b) The idea of morals.
(c) The idea of unity.
(d) The idea of love.

4. Which idea comes in for extended analysis in Book One, Part Three?
(a) Causation.
(b) Morals.
(c) Love and hate.
(d) Passions.

5. What are the two ways in which Hume says one can exist?
(a) Parentally influenced and self-influenced.
(b) Independently of the mind and dependently of the world.
(c) Free of life and imprisoned by life.
(d) Internally and externally.

Short Answer Questions

1. With what does the first truth in Hume's fork principle deal?

2. Why does Hume say that neither ideas nor impressions are infinitely divisible?

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

4. What does Hume say is the only thing he finds when he looks inside himself?

5. Which of the following best describes Hume's fork principle?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Hume claim an idea is formed?

2. What are Dr. Clarke's views on cause and effect?

3. How does Hume claim the mind perceives space?

4. Why does Hume reject the idea of an immaterial soul?

5. Why does Hume think we love the rich and admire only people we know?

6. How does Hume define malice, envy and respect?

7. What is the conventional view of cause and effect?

8. What is the razor principle?

9. What is the difference between reflexion and sensation impressions?

10. Of what does Hume claim a substance is made up?

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