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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Kant, what is essential to the development of an ethical theory?
(a) Existence of God.
(b) Existence of phenomena.
(c) Existence of soul.
(d) Existence of noumena.

2. 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) Hume.
(b) Descartes.
(c) Kant.
(d) Scruton.

3. What is described as something which exists dependently upon a substance?
(a) Properties.
(b) World.
(c) Self.
(d) Possibilities.

4. 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 casually related.
(c) Phenomena and noumena must have been closely related.
(d) Phenomena and properties must have been casually related.

5. Which of the following would have best described Kant?
(a) Uncreative.
(b) Strict.
(c) Eccentric.
(d) Annoying.

6. When did Kant publish "Prolegomena to any Future metaphysic which shall lay Claim to being a Science"?
(a) 1776.
(b) 1780.
(c) 1790.
(d) 1783.

7. In what year was Kant born?
(a) 1767.
(b) 1820.
(c) 1712.
(d) 1724.

8. What did Kant's subjective argument concern?
(a) Proving that the self is a substance.
(b) Proving that the self is a property.
(c) Explaining the faculties of understanding the self.
(d) Explaining the proof that the self exists.

9. What type of truth is one that is known before any experience?
(a) Synthetic.
(b) A posteriori.
(c) A priori.
(d) Analytic.

10. How many times did Kant come close to marriage?
(a) 2.
(b) 3.
(c) 4.
(d) 1.

11. What are the statements "Fido is on the couch" and "Fido is not on the couch" examples of?
(a) Cosmology.
(b) Antinomy.
(c) Property.
(d) Substance.

12. Where was Immanuel Kant born?
(a) France.
(b) England.
(c) Prussia.
(d) United States of America.

13. What did Leibniz argue could allow us to know almost everything about the world?
(a) Objectivity.
(b) Religion.
(c) Reason.
(d) Ethics.

14. According to Kant, why was he reserved?
(a) It was necessary for a philosophical lifestyle.
(b) It was necessary to avoid getting hurt.
(c) He worked too hard to have relationships.
(d) It was necessary to be intelligent.

15. When beginning an argument, what did Kant appeal to?
(a) The sense of intelligence.
(b) The most basic facts.
(c) The most extraordinary facts.
(d) The most basic sense of integrity.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following best describes Kant's categories of thought?

2. What do all religious arguments collapse into, according to Kant?

3. Which of the following made it a rare occurrence for Kant to attend school?

4. What was the occupation of Kant's father?

5. When was "Critique of Practical Reason" published?

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