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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Locke define truth in an idea?
(a) Proof can be shown mathematically.
(b) The truth is self-evident.
(c) An idea corresponds to the world.
(d) Educated people can see the truth.

2. What modern movement did Locke prefigure in his arguments about philosophical language?
(a) Ontology.
(b) Ordinary language philosophy.
(c) Deconstruction.
(d) Relativists.

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

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

5. What defines a philosophical usage of a word, according to Locke?
(a) Essential, eternal meanings.
(b) Technical uses in court.
(c) Generally accepted definitions.
(d) Highly specialized definitions.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Locke say was the second thing he wanted to study?

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

3. How does Locke say the concept of innate knowledge ultimately fails?

4. What does Locke argue against in Chapter 2 of Book I?

5. How does Locke describe reflection?

(see the answer key)

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