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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How was Kant influenced by Leibniz?
(a) He had so many disagreements with him.
(b) He thought Leibniz was more intelligent than Hume.
(c) He agreed with him so much.
(d) He sided with Leibniz over Hume.

2. What did Kant's objective argument concern?
(a) The existence of the self outside the mind.
(b) The content of synthetic a priori knowledge.
(c) The existence of self-consciousness.
(d) The content of the self.

3. Whose philosophies did Kant revive in the distinction between practical and theoretical knowledge?
(a) Plato.
(b) Hume.
(c) Descartes.
(d) Aristotle.

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

5. When Kant attempted to use the unity of apperception to prove facts about the world, who admitted that these arguments were not generally philosophically sound?
(a) Kant.
(b) Descartes.
(c) Scruton.
(d) Hume.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. What type of perception does 'apperception' refer to?
(a) Perception of a property.
(b) Perception of a substance.
(c) Perception of a group of people.
(d) Perception of the self.

14. What did "Critique of Judgment" deal with?
(a) Ethics.
(b) Religion.
(c) Logic.
(d) Aesthetics.

15. In which groups did "Critique of Pure Reason" cause a stir?
(a) African philosophical circles.
(b) Asian philosophical circles.
(c) European philosophical circles.
(d) American philosophical circles.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which type of argument about religion did Kant believe had little weight?

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

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

4. How many times did Kant come close to marriage?

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

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