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

2. According to Hume, which of the following is a motive built into human nature?
(a) General sympathy.
(b) General benevolence.
(c) Personability.
(d) Self-interest.

3. What best describes Hume's conception of the will?
(a) An extrinsic force.
(b) An intrinsic force.
(c) A feeling.
(d) A power.

4. Why does Hume reject all other moral theories?
(a) The cannot explain society.
(b) They cannot explain people.
(c) They cannot explain life.
(d) They cannot explain obligation.

5. How does Hume define anger?
(a) The desire to be alone.
(b) The desire to be self-destructive.
(c) The desire to cause pain to someone you hate.
(d) The need to scream and shout at the nearest object.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Hume says the will is an impression of what?

3. What kind of passion does Hume say is a mistake to confuse as reason?

4. What is the general title of Book Three?

5. According to what does Hume say we judge individuals ?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Hume claim women need a sentiment of chastity?

3. Why does Hume think reason is the slave of the passions?

4. How does Hume define artificial virtues?

5. Why does Hume state that morality is not based on reason?

6. What does Part Three of Book Three say about natural virtues?

7. What is Hume's argument against those who defend free will?

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

9. How does Hume define love and hatred?

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

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