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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. Which is NOT a category of complex ideas, according to Locke?
(a) Styles.
(b) Substances.
(c) Relations.
(d) Modes.

2. Where does understanding originate, according to Locke?
(a) The genes.
(b) God.
(c) The collective unconscious.
(d) The senses.

3. What does Locke say about this standard for whether an idea is innate?
(a) He says it is a bird of a different color.
(b) He says that it is a kettle of fish.
(c) He says that it is too high a hurdle to pass.
(d) He says that it is too wide a net.

4. What does Locke say about sensations that an infant feels in utero?
(a) They are the basis of innate knowledge.
(b) They do not constitute innate knowledge.
(c) They must be un-learned.
(d) They form the instincts.

5. What do we need to do with ideas over time, according to Locke?
(a) Challenge them.
(b) Renew them.
(c) Test them.
(d) Abandon them.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Locke define simple ideas?

2. What is the limitation of understanding, according to Locke?

3. How does Locke define 'idea'?

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

5. Who proposed the notion that knowledge begins in doubt?

(see the answer key)

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