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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book II, Chapters 16-33.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Locke say ideas change over time?
(a) They degrade.
(b) They solidify.
(c) They ossify.
(d) They loosen up.

2. Why does Locke say we cannot have an innate morality?
(a) Because there is no room in the genes.
(b) Because he demonstrates that morality is not instinctual.
(c) Because innate ideas are impossible.
(d) Because instincts are not moral.

3. What do cause and effect derive from according to Locke?
(a) Freedom and fate.
(b) Pain and pleasure.
(c) Good and evil.
(d) Cause and effect.

4. What consequence does the fact that knowledge is limited have on our knowledge, according to Locke?
(a) It obligates people to constant conversation.
(b) It does not invalidate it.
(c) It means that man has to devise better tools for experimenting.
(d) It limits the fields in which we can know anything.

5. What does Locke say number indicate about a thing?
(a) How frequently it occurs.
(b) That it has the ability to replicate itself.
(c) That it takes on a different shape in the aggregate.
(d) That it cannot be split without being a different thing.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Locke say must be learned along with ideas?

2. For whom does Locke say national principles are natural?

3. How does Locke describe the work principles do?

4. How does Locke define 'idea'?

5. What qualities does Locke say things have?

(see the answer key)

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