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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Kant view acting in accordance with one's actions?
(a) It was unethical.
(b) It was good.
(c) It was neutral.
(d) It was bad.

2. What did Schopenhauer take for granted from Kant's philosophy?
(a) Proof of the soul's existence.
(b) Lack of proof of existence of noumena.
(c) Unreality of perception.
(d) Argument from design.

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

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

5. During what historical period was Kant considered well-known and influential?
(a) American settlement.
(b) European Enlightenment.
(c) European Wars.
(d) European Crusades.

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

7. 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?
(a) Theft.
(b) Murder.
(c) Drunk driving.
(d) Begging for money on the streets.

8. Which philosophers, besides Kant, studied aesthetics?
(a) Aristotle and Plato.
(b) Hume and Aristotle.
(c) Plato.
(d) Hume.

9. 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) They were far removed from each other.
(c) Philosophy had influenced his politics.
(d) His politics had influenced his philosophy.

10. Which of the following did Kant approach in a curious way?
(a) Laws.
(b) Emotions.
(c) Ethics.
(d) Logic.

11. For Kant, what was moral law based on the idea of?
(a) Hypothetical imperatives.
(b) Autonomy.
(c) Neutrality.
(d) Paradox.

12. What describes the second formulation of Kant's categorical imperative?
(a) One must love one's neighbors.
(b) One cannot use others to fulfill goals with no respect for the fact that they have their own goals.
(c) One must have faith to be moral.
(d) One cannot treat others disrespectfully.

13. Which argument did Kant refuse to take as solid philosophical demonstration?
(a) The argument for design.
(b) Hypothetical imperatives.
(c) Descartes' argument that God exists.
(d) Aristotle's ethical philosophies.

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

15. What did Kant call it when one beholds an aesthetic object?
(a) Objective play.
(b) Foul play.
(c) Subjective play.
(d) Free play.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is "You should not steal" an example of?

2. From which critique did Kant's fundamental political right come from?

3. Kant's "Critique of Judgment" is considered to be which of the following?

4. What are hypothetical imperatives?

5. Which of the following describes a categorical imperative?

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