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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Whose philosophies presaged existentialism in many ways?
(a) Fichte.
(b) Descartes.
(c) Hegel.
(d) Schopenhauer.

4. How did Kant feel about Fichte's idealism?
(a) He was an explicit proponent.
(b) He never gave an opinion about it.
(c) He subtly hinted he was a proponent.
(d) He was an explicit opponent.

5. Which of the following would Kant most agree with?
(a) Beauty is not in the eye of the beholder.
(b) Aesthetics are only objective when the judged item is a piece of art.
(c) Aesthetics are objective and subjective.
(d) Politics and aesthetics are heavily related.

6. Which of the following describes a categorical imperative?
(a) Substance rather than property.
(b) Completely unqualified.
(c) A "would" statement.
(d) Morally ambiguous.

7. What was Kant's basic political belief?
(a) One can never do anything to harm the government or country's image.
(b) One can do anything they would like as long as they are faithful to the church's orders.
(c) One can be creatively free but otherwise conservative.
(d) One can do anything they would like as long as they do not interfere with another's freedom.

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

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

10. What was Kant's key to law?
(a) Ensuring the safety of the people.
(b) Agreement of his contemporaries.
(c) Advocacy of all submitting to the law.
(d) Consent of the people.

11. What is the concept of humanity superimposed upon?
(a) One's perceptions.
(b) One's motives.
(c) One's intelligence.
(d) One's ethics.

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

13. What is "You should not steal" an example of?
(a) A hypothetical imperative.
(b) A formulation.
(c) A moral imperative.
(d) A categorical imperative.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kant's ethical system sometimes defy?

2. The example in the reading pertaining to perception is that one sees a person, not just their ____.

3. According to Kant, what should the government seek to do?

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

5. What did Kant permit the government to engage in?

(see the answer keys)

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