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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is described by something whose existence is not dependent upon anything else?
(a) Substance.
(b) World.
(c) Properties.
(d) Self.

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

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

5. What type of truth is "a square has four sides"?
(a) Analytic.
(b) Synthetic.
(c) Rational.
(d) Irrational.

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

7. What did the "transcendental unity of apperception" begin?
(a) Kant's objective argument.
(b) The study of subjectivity.
(c) The understanding of "categories of thought".
(d) The study of substance versus properties.

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

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

10. 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.

11. According to Hume, what can reason tell us about?
(a) One's experience.
(b) One's faith.
(c) One's fears.
(d) One's intelligence.

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

13. Despite being dedicated to reason, which of the following described Kant?
(a) Unintelligent.
(b) Illogical.
(c) Religious.
(d) Superstitious.

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

15. What food was used as an example to imply the unchanged existence of some medium?
(a) Carrot.
(b) Apple.
(c) Potato.
(d) Tomato.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of religious arguments was Kant most interested in?

2. Which of the following is described as being inaccessible to humanity?

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

4. What did Kant's objective argument concern?

5. According to Kant, what does identity imply?

(see the answer keys)

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