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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does "Critique of Judgment" differ from "Critique of Pure Reason"?
(a) "Pure Reason" was more difficult to read.
(b) "Judgement" was written well, but "Pure Reason" was not.
(c) "Judgment" had stronger arguments.
(d) "Pure Reason" was more widely acclaimed.

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

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

4. 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 be creatively free but otherwise conservative.
(c) One can never do anything to harm the government or country's image.
(d) One can do anything they would like as long as they do not interfere with another's freedom.

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

6. What did Hegel want to determine builds?
(a) Aesthetics.
(b) Reason.
(c) Personality.
(d) Logic.

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

8. How did Kant view acting in accordance with one's actions?
(a) It was unethical.
(b) It was neutral.
(c) It was good.
(d) It was bad.

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

10. What is the concept of humanity superimposed upon?
(a) One's ethics.
(b) One's motives.
(c) One's perceptions.
(d) One's intelligence.

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

12. Which of the following represented a difficulty for Kant because he wanted to classify it as practical reason?
(a) Logic.
(b) Death.
(c) Emotion.
(d) Beauty.

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

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

15. What does Kant's ethical system sometimes defy?
(a) The Ten Commandments.
(b) The law.
(c) Common sense.
(d) His own sensibilities.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is true about subjectivity?

2. What elements are essential for aesthetic judgment?

3. What type of sense did Kant have when contemplating natural objects?

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

5. What did Fichte distinguish between?

(see the answer keys)

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