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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book IV.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Locke limit what knowledge can be?
(a) We can only know things we have witnessed personally.
(b) We can only know things that can be translated into any language.
(c) We can only know things we can perceive.
(d) We can only know things we can describe.

2. How does Locke use garlic to illustrate his argument about the qualities of things?
(a) Different cultures use it for different things.
(b) Garlic has many different stages of development.
(c) Garlic has cleaning properties in addition to nutritional uses.
(d) The taste is different if it is cooked.

3. What defines demonstrative knowledge, in Locke's account?
(a) It requires explicit proof.
(b) It can be proved with faith.
(c) It uses non-scientific methods of proof.
(d) It is self-evident.

4. What form do propositions typically have, according to Locke?
(a) Sentences.
(b) Experiences.
(c) Facts.
(d) Theorems.

5. How does Locke describe experience?
(a) One of the ingredients of knowledge.
(b) The only foundation for knowledge.
(c) The least important component in knowledge.
(d) The consequence of knowledge.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to the man in the illustration?

2. What does Locke say about the existence of the self?

3. To what does Locke attribute the ability to create technology and to organize our environment?

4. How does Locke define will?

5. What is the only object the mind and its faculties of understanding have, according to Locke?

(see the answer key)

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