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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was described as being an object itself?
(a) Property.
(b) Phenomena.
(c) Noumena.
(d) Substance.

2. According to the ontological argument, why does God exist?
(a) A creator of the world must exist.
(b) Existence is a perfection.
(c) Perfection only exists in one entity.
(d) Existence warrants perfection.

3. For Kant to have had any possibility of objective knowledge, what must have been true?
(a) Phenomena and substance must have been casually related.
(b) Phenomena and noumena must have been closely related.
(c) Phenomena and noumena must have been casually related.
(d) Phenomena and properties must have been casually related.

4. When Kant attempted to use the unity of apperception to prove facts about the world, who admitted that these arguments were not generally philosophically sound?
(a) Kant.
(b) Hume.
(c) Descartes.
(d) Scruton.

5. Which of the following statements about predicates is not true?
(a) The ontological argument fails.
(b) Existence does not imply a predicate.
(c) Redness is a predicate of an apple.
(d) Existence is a perfection.

6. What is theology?
(a) The study of the soul.
(b) The study of the universe.
(c) The study of God.
(d) The study of people.

7. Which of the following is an example of antinomy?
(a) The cat is gray. Another cat is also gray.
(b) The dog is brown. The dog has white spots.
(c) The cat is on the chair. The cat is not on the chair.
(d) The cat eats food. The cat drinks water.

8. What is considered to be Kant's most important work?
(a) "Critique of Pure Reason."
(b) "Critique of Practical Reason."
(c) "Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals."
(d) "Critique of Judgment."

9. What statement sums up Descartes' certain piece of knowledge?
(a) "I exist, therefore I am."
(b) "I live, therefore I am."
(c) "I see, therefore I am."
(d) "I think, therefore I am."

10. Which of the following is described as being inaccessible to humanity?
(a) The world.
(b) Ethics.
(c) The animal kingdom.
(d) Reason.

11. What is the category for something considered to be trivially true?
(a) Analytic truth.
(b) Real truth.
(c) Synthetic truth.
(d) Rational truth.

12. What is cosmology?
(a) The study of the soul.
(b) The study of the universe.
(c) The study of people.
(d) The study of God.

13. Which of the following was Kant a determined opponent of?
(a) Rationalism.
(b) Existence of self.
(c) Reality.
(d) Self-consciousness.

14. What did Descartes argue was the first and most certain piece of knowledge?
(a) One is a thinking self.
(b) One is an intelligent self.
(c) One is a human being.
(d) One has an identity.

15. What did Kant say is a privileged place in perception?
(a) Relativism.
(b) The future.
(c) The past.
(d) The present.

Short Answer Questions

1. How was Kant influenced by Leibniz?

2. What can one assume if they consider the universe in its totality?

3. According to Kant, what does the notion of change imply?

4. What food was used as an example to imply the unchanged existence of some medium?

5. What are the first types of truths, according to Kant?

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