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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 does Locke say an object's qualities can change?
(a) He says that a thing's color can change in different light.
(b) He says that qualities can change in memory.
(c) He says that things' qualities can change depending on who you talk to.
(d) He says that qualities can change upon reflection.

2. Where do secondary qualities originate, according to Locke?
(a) Things themselves.
(b) Historical narratives.
(c) Interactions.
(d) In the universe.

3. What does Locke say is his purpose in "Essay Concerning Human Understanding"?
(a) To define a unified theory of understanding.
(b) To pin down the mystical origins of understanding.
(c) To break understanding into its parts.
(d) To reconcile the tension between modes of understanding.

4. Where does Locke say ideas come from?
(a) Inspiration.
(b) Experience.
(c) Senses.
(d) God.

5. How does Locke use walnuts to illustrate the qualities of things?
(a) Crushed walnuts will look different than whole walnuts.
(b) Walnuts are seeds for trees but food for animals.
(c) Walnuts look different than grown walnut trees.
(d) Walnuts are different at different stages of their development.

Short Answer Questions

1. Abstraction is the ability to do what, according to Locke?

2. What example does Locke use for an idea that is innate?

3. How does Locke describe the work principles do?

4. What does Locke say number indicate about a thing?

5. How are primary qualities different from secondary qualities?

(see the answer key)

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