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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Kant's objective argument concern?
(a) The existence of the self outside the mind.
(b) The existence of self-consciousness.
(c) The content of synthetic a priori knowledge.
(d) The content of the self.

2. What are physic-theological arguments?
(a) Arguments against the existence of God.
(b) Cosmological arguments.
(c) Arguments from design.
(d) Ontological arguments.

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

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

5. What is the name of the university Kant attended?
(a) University of New York.
(b) University of Koenigsberg.
(c) University of Amsterdam.
(d) Uniersity of Paris.

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

7. What philosophical school did Leibniz belong to?
(a) Syntheticists.
(b) Extremists.
(c) Rationalists.
(d) Noumenalists.

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

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

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

11. According to Scruton, Kant was the first philosopher since whom to place a significant emphasis on aesthetics?
(a) Plato.
(b) Leibniz.
(c) Hume.
(d) Aristotle.

12. Which of the following statements about Kant is true?
(a) Kant believed that proving the existence of a soul would prove the existence of God.
(b) Kant believed the soul was a noumenon.
(c) Kant believed the soul was a phenomenon.
(d) Kant did not believe one could view one's own soul as an object.

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

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

15. Which of the following is true about Kant's time in school?
(a) He enjoyed spending time with his peers.
(b) He hated learning, but his teachers encouraged him.
(c) He hated his time in school.
(d) He enjoyed talking to the teachers.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many times did Kant come close to marriage?

2. When did Kant publish "Prolegomena to any Future metaphysic which shall lay Claim to being a Science"?

3. According to Hume, what does all knowledge come through?

4. What does every mistake share?

5. Where was Immanuel Kant born?

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