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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. Hume says complex ideas are divided into what?
(a) Time, place and distance.
(b) Relations, modes and substances.
(c) Passions, prides and prejudices.
(d) Solar, molar and code.

2. What two things does Hume say can't produce beliefs?
(a) Reaction and action.
(b) Sense and reason.
(c) Love and hate.
(d) Imagination and mind.

3. To what does distinguishing between perception and reality often lead?
(a) Lopsided theories.
(b) Counterintuitive positions.
(c) A metaphysical position.
(d) Misguided theories.

4. Into what does Hume divide knowledge?
(a) Vice and virtue.
(b) Passions and reason.
(c) Definitions and observations.
(d) Pride and prejudice.

5. What is the title of Book one, Part Three?
(a) Of Knowledge and Probability.
(b) Injustice Versus Justice.
(c) Of Space and Time.
(d) Morals of the World.

Short Answer Questions

1. Hume say the human mind resolves itself into what distinct kinds ?

2. What does Hume say takes precedence over ideas?

3. Hume says impressions are divided into what?

4. Which of the following passions does Hume call a bodily feeling?

5. What idea does Hume bring in to distinguish between knowledge and probability?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Hume think humility and pride are similar?

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

3. In terms of philosophy what is empiricism?

4. What are Hume's views on causation?

5. What does Hume say are simple perceptions?

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

7. Why does Hume think that memory is stronger than imagination?

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

9. How does Hume define passions?

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

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