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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What describes the second formulation of Kant's categorical imperative?
(a) One must have faith to be moral.
(b) One must love one's neighbors.
(c) One cannot use others to fulfill goals with no respect for the fact that they have their own goals.
(d) One cannot treat others disrespectfully.

2. What does the paradox freedom highlight a contradiction between?
(a) Universal law of causality and categorical imperatives.
(b) Transcendental philosophy and universal philosophy.
(c) Hypothetical imperatives and categorical imperatives.
(d) Sense of freedom and universal law of causality.

3. Which of the following describes why Kant saw beauty as objective?
(a) The judgments are correct appraisals of a unique interpretation.
(b) The judgments are not of substances, but merely of properties.
(c) The judgments are all false, as aesthetics do not truly exist.
(d) The judgments are of works of art.

4. What did Fichte distinguish between?
(a) Phenomena and noumena.
(b) Synthetic and analytic.
(c) Substance and property.
(d) Monarchy and anarchy.

5. What was Kant's key to law?
(a) Agreement of his contemporaries.
(b) Consent of the people.
(c) Ensuring the safety of the people.
(d) Advocacy of all submitting to the law.

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

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

8. According to Hegel, how did his subject of study build?
(a) Through self-existence.
(b) Through self-improvement.
(c) Through self-destruction.
(d) Through self-consciousness.

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

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

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

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

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

14. What does the judgment of beauty require?
(a) Deliberation.
(b) Background information.
(c) One's sense.
(d) Intermediate concepts.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What distinguishes a person from the rest of existence?

2. Which critique does the reading mention that Hegel read?

3. How do Schopenhauer and Fichte compare?

4. Kant's "Critique of Judgment" is considered to be which of the following?

5. Which of the following describes the consequences of Kant's political belief?

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