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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. From which critique did Kant's fundamental political right come from?
(a) Critique of pure reasoning.
(b) Critique of political systems.
(c) Critique of practical reasoning.
(d) Critique of judgment.

6. 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.

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

8. 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) Drunk driving.
(d) Theft.

9. What did Kant believe the fundamental political right is?
(a) Emotion.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Morals.
(d) Logic.

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

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

12. 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 beauty in the form of subjectivity.
(d) Each individual perceives an aesthetic object differently.

13. Why did Kant say that empirically, humans are not free?
(a) Humans must breathe and eat.
(b) Humans have moral laws to abide by.
(c) Humans are part of the natural world.
(d) Humans are controlled by God.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Kant call it when one beholds an aesthetic object?

2. What is the concept of humanity superimposed upon?

3. What is the second quality of Fichte's idealism?

4. Which of the following is true about subjectivity?

5. Which critique does the reading mention that Hegel read?

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