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

2. What does Hume say happens to justice over time?
(a) It gets more complex.
(b) It gets simpler.
(c) It gets less just.
(d) It is needed less and less.

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

4. Which of the following is an artificial virtue?
(a) Hating.
(b) Stealing.
(c) Laughter.
(d) Promise-keeping.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. To what does Hume say virtue is tied?

2. What kind of virtues does Part Two examine?

3. How does Hume define respect?

4. What do individuals develop after some social evolution?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Hume define love and hatred?

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. How does Hume divide direct passions?

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

9. Summarize Book Two.

10. Why does Hume think passions rather than reason determine the will?

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