An Essay Concerning Human Understanding Multiple Choice Test Questions

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Book I

1. What does Locke claim separates mankind from all other creatures on earth?
(a) Language.
(b) Understanding.
(c) Envy.
(d) Compassion.

2. To what does Locke attribute the ability to create technology and to organize our environment?
(a) Sensitivity.
(b) Perception.
(c) Reason.
(d) Science.

3. What limitation does Locke describe in human faculties?
(a) Language is never more than self-referential.
(b) Envy is bound to the passions.
(c) Reason is closed to direct perception.
(d) Compassion is removed from understanding.

4. What is the limitation of understanding, according to Locke?
(a) We cannot use it in religion or spirituality.
(b) It cannot reckon things that cannot be perceived.
(c) We cannot turn it against itself.
(d) We do not always know how to distinguish it from faith.

5. Which predecessor is Locke attacking with his discussion of understanding?
(a) Leibniz.
(b) Erasmus.
(c) Descartes.
(d) Milton.

6. What claim is Locke attacking in "Essay Concerning Human Understanding"?
(a) The claim to use pure reason in thinking.
(b) The claim that people know the world solely through the senses.
(c) The claim that people can merge compassion and reason.
(d) The claim that people can introspect into understanding.

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