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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 against God's existence.
(d) Arguments for church's relevance.

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

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

4. What do phenomena represent?
(a) Self-consciousness.
(b) Rational beings.
(c) Irrational beings.
(d) Real objects.

5. What was Kant's fundamental question of metaphysics?
(a) How analytic a priori knowledge is possible.
(b) How synthetic a priori knowledge is possible.
(c) How the self can be conscious.
(d) How existence is possible.

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

7. When was "Critique of Practical Reason" published?
(a) 1793.
(b) 1781.
(c) 1790.
(d) 1788.

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

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

10. Where was David Hume from?
(a) England.
(b) Scotland.
(c) France.
(d) Ireland.

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

12. When was "Critique of Judgment" published?
(a) 1790.
(b) 1795.
(c) 1785.
(d) 1800.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Kant become after attending school?

2. When beginning an argument, what did Kant appeal to?

3. Which of the following is true about the statement "Fido has brown spots"?

4. What are physic-theological arguments?

5. According to Hume, what can reason tell us about?

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