Kant: A Very Short Introduction Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What describes the second formulation of Kant's categorical imperative?
(a) One cannot treat others disrespectfully.
(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 must love one's neighbors.

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

3. What did Hegel want to determine builds?
(a) Logic.
(b) Reason.
(c) Personality.
(d) Aesthetics.

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

5. What are imperative statements?
(a) "Would" statements.
(b) "Should" statements.
(c) "Will" statements.
(d) "Could" statements.

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

7. What did Kant permit the government to engage in?
(a) Over-taxing.
(b) Money laundering.
(c) Coercion.
(d) Capital punishment.

8. To Kant, what was being free?
(a) Being able to obey one's reason.
(b) Being able to understand paradox.
(c) Being able to have ideas.
(d) Being able to assess the self.

9. Which of the following is an unfortunate reality that Kant took into account?
(a) Most people are unintelligent.
(b) Most people do not want to vote.
(c) Most people are not rational.
(d) Most people are poor.

10. Why didn't Kant advocate democracy?
(a) He didn't think men should be able to control others.
(b) He didn't think all should hold office.
(c) He did not like the concept of political parties.
(d) He didn't think all were qualified to vote.

11. What was the reason Kant's "Critique of Judgment" did not fail?
(a) Exploring an uncharted topic.
(b) Interesting points.
(c) Strong arguments.
(d) Well-written.

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

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

14. How did Kant believe that humans see the world?
(a) As a spectrum of experiences.
(b) As an imperative statement.
(c) As a series of insignificant actions.
(d) As a field of action.

15. What did Kant want to require of each law?
(a) Each person "would" approve of it.
(b) Each person "will" approve of it.
(c) Each person "could" approve of it.
(d) Each person "should" approve of it.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is always overlaid with concepts, according to the reading?

2. During what historical period was Kant considered well-known and influential?

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

4. What is the statement "If you want to make a lot of money, you should go to college"?

5. Who took the most extravagant interpretation of Kant?

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