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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book II, Chapters 1-15.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How are primary qualities different from secondary qualities?
(a) Secondary qualities will not change.
(b) Primary qualities are the unification of all the secondary qualities.
(c) Primary qualities will not change.
(d) Secondary qualities depend on something innate about the thing.

2. How would you characterize Locke's description of knowledge in his introduction?
(a) Idealist.
(b) Absolutist.
(c) Pragmatic.
(d) Relativist.

3. What example does Locke use for an idea that is innate?
(a) The idea that the earth is the center of the universe.
(b) The idea that things cannot simultaneously be and not be.
(c) The idea that God is infallible.
(d) The idea that man arose from apes through slow changes.

4. What does Locke describe the mind as?
(a) A cultural storehouse.
(b) A library.
(c) A blank slate.
(d) A battlefield.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What limitation does Locke describe in human faculties?

2. What does Locke say justifies moral principles?

3. What does Locke say about sensations that an infant feels in utero?

4. How does Locke define 'idea'?

5. What does Locke say about the difference between reflection and sensation?

(see the answer key)

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