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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 "a square has four sides"?
(a) Analytic.
(b) Synthetic.
(c) Irrational.
(d) Rational.

2. 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."

3. According to Kant, what does identity imply?
(a) Causality.
(b) Rationality.
(c) Reality.
(d) Substance.

4. How was Kant influenced by Leibniz?
(a) He sided with Leibniz over Hume.
(b) He agreed with him so much.
(c) He had so many disagreements with him.
(d) He thought Leibniz was more intelligent than Hume.

5. What type of perception does 'apperception' refer to?
(a) Perception of the self.
(b) Perception of a property.
(c) Perception of a substance.
(d) Perception of a group of people.

6. Why was Kant's system revolutionary?
(a) It asserted the existence of analytic a priori truths.
(b) It asserted the existence of analytic a posteriori truths.
(c) It asserted the existence of synthetic a priori truths.
(d) It asserted the existence of synthetic a posteriori truths.

7. What are antinomies the logical fallacies of?
(a) Theology.
(b) Philosophy.
(c) Psychology.
(d) Cosmology.

8. What type of truth is "Fido has brown spots"?
(a) A priori.
(b) Synthetic.
(c) Analytic.
(d) A posteriori.

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

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

11. What did Kant study throughout his early academic career?
(a) Philosophy.
(b) A variety of disciplines.
(c) Geography.
(d) Math.

12. What was described as the appearance of objects?
(a) Noumena.
(b) Property.
(c) Phenomena.
(d) Substance.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Kant become after attending school?

2. Despite being dedicated to reason, which of the following described Kant?

3. What did Kant say is a privileged place in perception?

4. What is theology?

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

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