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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Kant relate his philosophical beliefs with his political beliefs?
(a) His politics and philosophy were so interwoven it was impossible to tell which was which.
(b) Philosophy had influenced his politics.
(c) They were far removed from each other.
(d) His politics had influenced his philosophy.

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

3. What is the statement "If you want to make a lot of money, you should go to college"?
(a) Analytical imperative.
(b) Categorical imperative.
(c) Moral imperative.
(d) Hypothetical imperative.

4. Which of the following would Kant agree with?
(a) Women and men are equal.
(b) Monarchy is a fundamental right of the political system.
(c) Freedom is a significant part of being a human being.
(d) Each person has the right to determine their political leader.

5. What does the judgment of beauty require?
(a) Background information.
(b) One's sense.
(c) Deliberation.
(d) Intermediate concepts.

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

7. Following from Kant's view, what measures whether or not an action is good?
(a) Passion behind the decision.
(b) Difficulty.
(c) Law-abiding.
(d) Religion.

8. In an aesthetic situation that is not ideal, how does one judge?
(a) Deliberately.
(b) Logically.
(c) Through a process of thought.
(d) Immediately.

9. What are hypothetical imperatives?
(a) Statements that place a condition or quality imperative.
(b) Statements that revolve around properties rather than substances.
(c) Statements that are unqualified.
(d) Statements that are paradoxes.

10. What describes the first formulation that Kant derived?
(a) One should follow the religious Ten Commandments.
(b) One should treat others in a way that does not infringe upon their rights.
(c) One should never break the laws and mores of society.
(d) One should not act in such a way that he would not want others acting.

11. Who identified the insatiable goal of almost all philosophers?
(a) Hume.
(b) Fichte.
(c) Hegel.
(d) Kant.

12. According to Hegel, how did his subject of study build?
(a) Through self-improvement.
(b) Through self-existence.
(c) Through self-consciousness.
(d) Through self-destruction.

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

14. How does "Critique of Judgment" differ from "Critique of Pure Reason"?
(a) "Pure Reason" was more widely acclaimed.
(b) "Judgment" had stronger arguments.
(c) "Pure Reason" was more difficult to read.
(d) "Judgement" was written well, but "Pure Reason" was not.

15. Which of the following is true about aesthetic perception?
(a) Every beautiful object has inherent objects.
(b) Every beautiful object is a substance and not a property.
(c) Each individual perceives an aesthetic object differently.
(d) Each individual perceives beauty in the form of subjectivity.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Kant, what does it mean to act in accordance with one's desires?

2. What happened to Hegel's "attempts" each time his alleged building process occurred?

3. What are imperative statements?

4. What did Fichte distinguish between?

5. Which of the following is not considered anti-social behavior as a result of Kant's third formulation of the categorical imperative in modern society?

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