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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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.

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

4. How many times did Kant come close to marriage?
(a) 3.
(b) 2.
(c) 4.
(d) 1.

5. Which of the following is described as being inaccessible to humanity?
(a) Reason.
(b) The world.
(c) Ethics.
(d) The animal kingdom.

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

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

8. Who began the problem of objective knowledge?
(a) Aristotle.
(b) Plato.
(c) Hume.
(d) Descartes.

9. Which of the following is true about the statement "Fido has brown spots"?
(a) Fido is a substance.
(b) The act of having is a substance.
(c) Brown is a substance.
(d) Spots is a substance.

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

11. Which of the following made it a rare occurrence for Kant to attend school?
(a) His economic class.
(b) His age.
(c) His faith.
(d) His maturity.

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

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

14. Whose theories greatly influenced Kant's metaphysical system?
(a) Descartes.
(b) Montesquieu.
(c) Aristotle.
(d) Isaac Newton.

15. What can one assume if they consider the universe in its totality?
(a) The universe has selves and it does not.
(b) The universe phenomena and noumena.
(c) The universe has contradictions.
(d) The universe had a beginning in time and that it did not.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is considered to be Kant's most important work?

2. What do phenomena represent?

3. What was described as being an object itself?

4. What is cosmology?

5. In which groups did "Critique of Pure Reason" cause a stir?

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