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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which school of philosophy divided essences into real and nominal?
(a) Platonists.
(b) Aristotelians.
(c) Spinozans.
(d) Thomists.

2. How does Locke define the difference between freedom and will?
(a) Freedom is the ability to act; will is a type of power.
(b) Freedom is riding light in the harness; will is the engine for progress.
(c) Freedom is the ability to let an internal power dictate one's actions; will is the source of the internal power.
(d) Freedom is the ability to act; will is the freedom to choose.

3. What does Locke say is a philosopher's primary method, in Locke's account?
(a) Reflection.
(b) Analysis.
(c) Debate.
(d) Experimentation.

4. What does Locke say the increase of our intellectual powers follows?
(a) Expansion of vocabulary.
(b) Abstraction of ideas.
(c) Simplification of ideas.
(d) Standardization of terminology.

5. What do cause and effect derive from according to Locke?
(a) Pain and pleasure.
(b) Freedom and fate.
(c) Good and evil.
(d) Cause and effect.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to love over time, according to Locke?

2. Why don't most words refer to simple ideas, in Locke's account?

3. How has God formed man, according to Locke?

4. What branch of philosophy derives from Locke's ideas about pain and pleasure?

5. Who is guilty of reification, according to Locke?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Locke say words ultimately refer to?

2. What does Locke say is the only way to understand the properties of things?

3. How is love like memory, in Locke's account?

4. What is the difference between love and desire, according to Locke?

5. Why are most words general, according to Locke?

6. Who does Locke say is guilty of these abuses?

7. What does Locke say is the difference between a free will and a free agent?

8. How do we arrive at the essence of an idea?

9. How does Locke resolve the debate between determinists and libertarians?

10. What problem is Locke trying to address with his discussion of identity in consciousness and identity in body?

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