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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which critique does the reading mention that Hegel read?
(a) Judgment.
(b) Politics.
(c) Practical reason.
(d) Pure reason.

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

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

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

5. What type of judgment is beauty?
(a) Immediate.
(b) Reactionary.
(c) Substantiary.
(d) Deliberate.

6. How do Schopenhauer and Fichte compare?
(a) Both interpreted Kant the same way.
(b) Both wanted to justify their own idealism.
(c) Both distinguished between phenomena and noumena.
(d) Both improved upon Kant's 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) Begging for money on the streets.
(b) Theft.
(c) Drunk driving.
(d) Murder.

8. What type of government did Kant favor?
(a) Monarchy.
(b) Anarchy.
(c) Dictatorship.
(d) Republicanism.

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

10. Who took the most extravagant interpretation of Kant?
(a) Hegel.
(b) Plato.
(c) Schopenhauer.
(d) Fichte.

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

12. According to Hegel, what does reason want to reach?
(a) Heaven.
(b) Human brains.
(c) Humanity.
(d) The world.

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

14. How did Schopenhauer interpret Kant?
(a) Existential.
(b) Pessimist.
(c) Idealist.
(d) Extravagant.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Kant, how many people perceive the same aesthetic object the same way?

3. What was Kant's key to law?

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

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

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