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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What describes the third formulation of Kant's categorical imperative?
(a) One should treat others with respect.
(b) One should obey the law.
(c) One should treat others as they wish to be treated.
(d) One should act as if his actions were legislating a law.

2. How did Kant relate his philosophical beliefs with his political beliefs?
(a) His politics had influenced his philosophy.
(b) Philosophy had influenced his politics.
(c) His politics and philosophy were so interwoven it was impossible to tell which was which.
(d) They were far removed from each other.

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

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

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

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

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

8. Which philosophers, besides Kant, studied aesthetics?
(a) Hume and Aristotle.
(b) Plato.
(c) Aristotle and Plato.
(d) Hume.

9. 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.

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

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

12. Which of the following is true about aesthetic perception?
(a) Each individual perceives beauty in the form of subjectivity.
(b) Every beautiful object has inherent objects.
(c) Each individual perceives an aesthetic object differently.
(d) Every beautiful object is a substance and not a property.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following did Kant approach in a curious way?

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?

3. What type of government did Kant favor?

4. What does aesthetics relate to?

5. What shows that Kant's ideas are still relevant?

(see the answer keys)

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