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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the university Kant attended?
(a) University of New York.
(b) University of Koenigsberg.
(c) Uniersity of Paris.
(d) University of Amsterdam.

2. Which philosopher did Kant begin his arguments similar to?
(a) Leibniz.
(b) Hume.
(c) Descartes.
(d) Plato.

3. What is the category for something considered to be trivially true?
(a) Rational truth.
(b) Analytic truth.
(c) Synthetic truth.
(d) Real truth.

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

5. Which of the following did Hume deny?
(a) The existence of the world.
(b) The existence of the self.
(c) The existence of logic.
(d) The existence of ethics.

6. What does every mistake share?
(a) Attempting to go beyond the boundaries of experience.
(b) Attempting to use perspective.
(c) Attempting to make the right decision.
(d) Attempting to use conditioned knowledge.

7. What did Kant have published before 1781?
(a) Nothing.
(b) A few unremarkable, short books.
(c) "Critique of Judgment".
(d) "Critique of Pure Reason".

8. What was described as being an object itself?
(a) Phenomena.
(b) Noumena.
(c) Property.
(d) Substance.

9. According to Kant, what does the notion of change imply?
(a) Some mediums only exist in the past.
(b) Some mediums are constantly changing.
(c) Some mediums will only exist in the future.
(d) Some mediums are unchanged.

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

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

12. What do all religious arguments collapse into, according to Kant?
(a) Cosmological arguments.
(b) Historical arguments.
(c) Arguments from design.
(d) Ontological arguments.

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

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

15. What are the statements "Fido is on the couch" and "Fido is not on the couch" examples of?
(a) Cosmology.
(b) Substance.
(c) Property.
(d) Antinomy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of truth is one that is known before any experience?

2. Which of the following is true about Kant's time in school?

3. What statement sums up Descartes' certain piece of knowledge?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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