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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What did Kant compare the knowledge of a soul to?
(a) Property.
(b) Phenomena.
(c) Substance.
(d) Noumena.

4. Who did Kant believe was right about objective knowledge?
(a) Leibniz.
(b) Hume.
(c) Both Leibniz and Hume were half right.
(d) Descartes.

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

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

7. What is the problem with Descartes' certain knowledge?
(a) It assumes that humans think.
(b) It assumes that breathing warrants thinking.
(c) It assumes that existence warrants thinking.
(d) It assumes the existence of a self.

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

9. What question did Kant's subjective argument begin with?
(a) How can philosophers define existence?
(b) What are the prerequisites for experience?
(c) How can experience be defined?
(d) What are the self's prerequisites for existence?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who began the problem of objective knowledge?

2. What did the "transcendental unity of apperception" begin?

3. How old was Kant when "Critique of Pure Reason" was published?

4. What are antinomies the logical fallacies of?

5. Why was Kant's system revolutionary?

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