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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

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

3. For Hume to believe something, what did he need?
(a) Reason.
(b) Empirical evidence.
(c) Inferential evidence.
(d) Infallible belief.

4. What type of truth is one that is known before any experience?
(a) Synthetic.
(b) A priori.
(c) Analytic.
(d) A posteriori.

5. What type of religious arguments was Kant most interested in?
(a) Arguments against church's relevance.
(b) Arguments given for God's existence.
(c) Arguments for church's relevance.
(d) Arguments against God's existence.

6. What did Leibniz argue could allow us to know almost everything about the world?
(a) Ethics.
(b) Religion.
(c) Objectivity.
(d) Reason.

7. What is described as something which exists dependently upon a substance?
(a) World.
(b) Possibilities.
(c) Self.
(d) Properties.

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

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

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

11. When was "Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals" published?
(a) 1795.
(b) 1800.
(c) 1790.
(d) 1785.

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

13. Why does noumena serve a negative role in Kant's philosophy?
(a) It is logically impossible to know what a thing is in itself.
(b) Noumena are generally negative objects.
(c) It is logically impossible to know what role noumena play in phenomena.
(d) Kant's system does not acknowledge the existence of noumena.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did Kant borrow the term 'apperception' from?

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

3. What type of perception does 'apperception' refer to?

4. Which of the following did Hume deny?

5. What type of truth is "a square has four sides"?

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