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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When was "Critique of Judgment" published?
(a) 1790.
(b) 1800.
(c) 1785.
(d) 1795.

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

3. According to Kant, what does the notion of change imply?
(a) Some mediums are unchanged.
(b) Some mediums only exist in the past.
(c) Some mediums will only exist in the future.
(d) Some mediums are constantly changing.

4. Despite being dedicated to reason, which of the following described Kant?
(a) Superstitious.
(b) Religious.
(c) Illogical.
(d) Unintelligent.

5. Whose theories greatly influenced Kant's metaphysical system?
(a) Aristotle.
(b) Descartes.
(c) Isaac Newton.
(d) Montesquieu.

6. Unlike Descartes, what was Kant unwilling to draw the conclusion that he was?
(a) A substance.
(b) A property.
(c) A philosopher.
(d) A self.

7. 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.

8. What did the "transcendental unity of apperception" begin?
(a) Kant's objective argument.
(b) The understanding of "categories of thought".
(c) The study of substance versus properties.
(d) The study of subjectivity.

9. How old was Kant when "Critique of Pure Reason" was published?
(a) 26.
(b) 45.
(c) 57.
(d) 32.

10. What did "Critique of Practical Reason" deal with?
(a) Religion.
(b) Ethics.
(c) Logic.
(d) Aesthetics.

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

12. Who did Kant borrow the term 'apperception' from?
(a) Aristotle.
(b) Hume.
(c) Leibniz.
(d) Descartes.

13. What type of truth is "a square has four sides"?
(a) Rational.
(b) Irrational.
(c) Synthetic.
(d) Analytic.

14. What do all religious arguments collapse into, according to Kant?
(a) Cosmological arguments.
(b) Arguments from design.
(c) Ontological arguments.
(d) Historical arguments.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Which type of argument about religion did Kant believe had little weight?

3. What type of truth is something that is known only as the result of some experience?

4. What is the name of the university Kant attended?

5. What was Kant's fundamental question of metaphysics?

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