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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of government did Kant favor?
(a) Anarchy.
(b) Monarchy.
(c) Dictatorship.
(d) Republicanism.

2. What did Kant believe must be true for an action to be good?
(a) It must be consistent with one's inclinations.
(b) It must not contradict one's own values.
(c) It must be helpful to somebody else.
(d) It must be contrary to one's inclinations.

3. What elements are essential for aesthetic judgment?
(a) Subjectivity and objectivity.
(b) Substance and property.
(c) Substance and property.
(d) Objectivity and substance.

4. How did Kant feel about monarchy?
(a) He did not trust monarchy.
(b) He did not like monarchy but accepted it as the freest form of government.
(c) He encouraged a monarch as a figurehead ,but with a parliament to back them.
(d) He thought that a monarchy was the strongest type of government.

5. What type of sense did Kant have when contemplating natural objects?
(a) Faithless.
(b) Transcendent.
(c) Aesthetic in absence.
(d) Failing.

6. Which of the following describes the consequences of Kant's political belief?
(a) Modern conservatism.
(b) Classical conservatism.
(c) Modern liberalism.
(d) Classical liberalism.

7. What is the insatiable goal of almost all philosophers?
(a) To know all real and rational beings.
(b) To confirm existence.
(c) To know everything.
(d) To know what is unknowable.

8. How do Schopenhauer and Fichte compare?
(a) Both improved upon Kant's philosophy.
(b) Both interpreted Kant the same way.
(c) Both wanted to justify their own idealism.
(d) Both distinguished between phenomena and noumena.

9. What does the paradox freedom highlight a contradiction between?
(a) Hypothetical imperatives and categorical imperatives.
(b) Sense of freedom and universal law of causality.
(c) Transcendental philosophy and universal philosophy.
(d) Universal law of causality and categorical imperatives.

10. Which of the following is true about subjectivity?
(a) Subjectivity is only applied to properties.
(b) Beauty can never be subjective.
(c) Subjectivity is not total when it comes to beauty.
(d) Something that is subjective can never be objective.

11. What does "Critique of Judgment" influence?
(a) The study of aesthetics.
(b) The study of cosmology.
(c) The study of theology.
(d) The study of psychology.

12. What distinguishes a person from the rest of existence?
(a) Psychology.
(b) Rational will.
(c) Self-consciousness.
(d) Contradictions.

13. What is always overlaid with concepts, according to the reading?
(a) Subjectivity.
(b) Beauty.
(c) Normal perceptions.
(d) Objectivity.

14. What shows that Kant's ideas are still relevant?
(a) America's government is based on Kant's ideas.
(b) Political theorists still adopt his ideas.
(c) European government was based on Kant's ideas.
(d) Political theorists bring up Kant during speeches.

15. What did Fichte distinguish between?
(a) Synthetic and analytic.
(b) Substance and property.
(c) Monarchy and anarchy.
(d) Phenomena and noumena.

Short Answer Questions

1. What describes the second formulation of Kant's categorical imperative?

2. Following from Kant's view, what measures whether or not an action is good?

3. What does the judgment of beauty require?

4. What describes the first formulation that Kant derived?

5. How does "Critique of Judgment" differ from "Critique of Pure Reason"?

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