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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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?
(a) Murder.
(b) Begging for money on the streets.
(c) Drunk driving.
(d) Theft.

3. What are hypothetical imperatives?
(a) Statements that are unqualified.
(b) Statements that revolve around properties rather than substances.
(c) Statements that are paradoxes.
(d) Statements that place a condition or quality imperative.

4. According to Kant, what should the government seek to do?
(a) Hide government doings from the content public.
(b) Seek to make the people as happy as possible.
(c) Maintain or increase amount of society's freedom.
(d) Reduce society's freedom.

5. What is the insatiable goal of almost all philosophers?
(a) To confirm existence.
(b) To know what is unknowable.
(c) To know all real and rational beings.
(d) To know everything.

6. Kant believed that what was at the root of all morality?
(a) A single hypothetical imperative.
(b) A single categorical imperative.
(c) A 'will' statement.
(d) A 'could' statement.

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

8. Which of the following did Kant approach in a curious way?
(a) Logic.
(b) Ethics.
(c) Laws.
(d) Emotions.

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

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

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

12. Which argument did Kant refuse to take as solid philosophical demonstration?
(a) Hypothetical imperatives.
(b) The argument for design.
(c) Aristotle's ethical philosophies.
(d) Descartes' argument that God exists.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the statement "If you want to make a lot of money, you should go to college"?

2. What did Schopenhauer take for granted from Kant's philosophy?

3. What describes the second formulation of Kant's categorical imperative?

4. What was the reason Kant's "Critique of Judgment" did not fail?

5. Which of the following is true about subjectivity?

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