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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 does Hume say determines the will?
(a) Reason.
(b) Passions.
(c) Love.
(d) Virtue.

2. What can one not derive an ought from?
(a) An and.
(b) A what.
(c) An is.
(d) A not.

3. What is the title of Book Three, Part One?
(a) Of Virtue and Vice in General.
(b) Of Indirect Passions.
(c) Of Direct Passions.
(d) Of Love and Hate.

4. What kind of passion does Hume say is a mistake to confuse as reason?
(a) Extreme passions.
(b) Fun passions.
(c) Violent passions.
(d) Calm passions.

5. What does Hume say we can direct onto others?
(a) Sympathy.
(b) Hate.
(c) Passions.
(d) Love.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is an artificial virtue?

2. Which virtues does Hume say are instinctual?

3. From where does Hume say we derive our feelings of love and hate?

4. What does Hume say are the only two things we have in our minds?

5. Which of the following does Hume say can't cause the will to act?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Hume define natural virtues?

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

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

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

5. How does Hume define artificial virtues?

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

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

8. What does Hume mean when he says one cannot derive an ought from an is?

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

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

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