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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of truth is something that is known only as the result of some experience?
(a) Analytic.
(b) Synthetic.
(c) A priori.
(d) A posteriori.

2. Which of the following best describes Kant's categories of thought?
(a) Modes of understanding.
(b) Perceptions of existence.
(c) Categories of self-consciousness.
(d) Qualities of perception.

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

4. What is rational psychology?
(a) The study of the soul.
(b) The study of metaphysics.
(c) The study of paranormal activity.
(d) The study of the universe.

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

6. Which of the following truths is considered to be more substantive?
(a) Synthetic.
(b) Rational.
(c) Analytic.
(d) Irrational.

7. What philosophical school did Hume belong to?
(a) Extremism.
(b) Irrationalism.
(c) Rationalism.
(d) Empiricism.

8. According to Kant's reply to religious arguments, what is not a predicate?
(a) Perfection.
(b) Existence.
(c) God.
(d) Self.

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

10. What was the occupation of Kant's father?
(a) Harness maker.
(b) Writer.
(c) Scientist.
(d) Blacksmith.

11. According to Hume, what does all knowledge come through?
(a) Senses.
(b) Reason.
(c) Logic.
(d) Experience.

12. In which groups did "Critique of Pure Reason" cause a stir?
(a) American philosophical circles.
(b) African philosophical circles.
(c) European philosophical circles.
(d) Asian philosophical circles.

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

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

15. What does every mistake share?
(a) Attempting to go beyond the boundaries of experience.
(b) Attempting to use perspective.
(c) Attempting to use conditioned knowledge.
(d) Attempting to make the right decision.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is true about Kant's time in school?

2. For Kant to have had any possibility of objective knowledge, what must have been true?

3. What type of truth is one that is known before any experience?

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

5. What is described by something whose existence is not dependent upon anything else?

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