Kant: A Very Short Introduction Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Kant's "Critique of Judgment" is considered to be which of the following?
(a) Strongly argued but disorganized.
(b) Disorganized and unclear.
(c) Concise and clear.
(d) Concise and focused.

2. How did Kant feel about monarchy?
(a) He encouraged a monarch as a figurehead ,but with a parliament to back them.
(b) He did not like monarchy but accepted it as the freest form of government.
(c) He thought that a monarchy was the strongest type of government.
(d) He did not trust monarchy.

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

4. What did Kant refer to in order to solve the problem buried below ethical theory?
(a) Hypothetical imperative.
(b) Universal law of causality.
(c) Transcendental philosophy.
(d) Categorical imperative.

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

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

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

8. During what historical period was Kant considered well-known and influential?
(a) European Enlightenment.
(b) European Wars.
(c) European Crusades.
(d) American settlement.

9. What does aesthetics relate to?
(a) The process of using reason.
(b) Beauty and image.
(c) Logic and rationality.
(d) Prose and the written word.

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

11. Who identified the insatiable goal of almost all philosophers?
(a) Hume.
(b) Hegel.
(c) Kant.
(d) Fichte.

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

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

14. 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.

15. What shows that Kant's ideas are still relevant?
(a) European government was based on Kant's ideas.
(b) America's government is based on Kant's ideas.
(c) Political theorists bring up Kant during speeches.
(d) Political theorists still adopt his ideas.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Schopenhauer interpret Kant?

2. Following from Kant's view, what measures whether or not an action is good?

3. Which of the following is true about the idealism Fichte wanted to justify?

4. Before Kant could ground an ethical theory, what did he first have to resolve?

5. Why did Kant say that empirically, humans are not free?

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