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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happened to Hegel's "attempts" each time his alleged building process occurred?
(a) Each step was painful.
(b) Failure.
(c) Each step was closer to the end of existence.
(d) Success.

2. In the ideal aesthetic case, what is one moved by?
(a) Raw sensory experience.
(b) Perception of a person.
(c) The properties of a substance.
(d) The inner-workings of a mechanism.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Which of the following is true about the idealism Fichte wanted to justify?
(a) It was classical.
(b) It was based on Descartes' work.
(c) It was based on Plato's work.
(d) It was radical.

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

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

12. Before Kant could ground an ethical theory, what did he first have to resolve?
(a) Neutrality.
(b) Hypothetical imperatives.
(c) Categorical imperatives.
(d) Paradox freedom.

13. What did Kant refer to in order to solve the problem buried below ethical theory?
(a) Transcendental philosophy.
(b) Hypothetical imperative.
(c) Universal law of causality.
(d) Categorical imperative.

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

15. What is the second quality of Fichte's idealism?
(a) Objective.
(b) Subjective.
(c) Synthetic.
(d) Analytic.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Kant consider to be the basis for moral dignity?

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

3. When judging beauty, what does the mind apply?

4. What are imperative statements?

5. What does the paradox freedom highlight a contradiction between?

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