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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. Which of the following does Hume say can't cause the will to act?
(a) Virtue.
(b) Love.
(c) Reason.
(d) Ideas.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hume want to know about individuals in this section?

2. Which of the following does Hume list as a natural virtue?

3. What does Hume say is the opposite of respect?

4. What does Hume say justice must be to motivate us?

5. Which of the following is a disposition involved with the passions?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Hume define artificial virtues?

2. What point is Hume making by using the murder example?

3. How does Hume use murder as an example of morals?

4. Why does Hume reject all other moral theories?

5. Why does Hume think there is no free will in religion?

6. Why does Hume want to answer the question, "Which impression or ideas help us to divide virtue from vice?"

7. How would Hume's system deal with murder?

8. How does love and hatred differ from pride and humility?

9. Why does Hume say common loyalty is so important?

10. Why does Hume claim that actions are not the result of passions?

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