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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of government did Kant favor?
(a) Anarchy.
(b) Dictatorship.
(c) Monarchy.
(d) Republicanism.

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

3. Who was Kant most critical of when it came to voting rights?
(a) Old men.
(b) Poor men.
(c) Women.
(d) Young men.

4. 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.

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

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

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

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

9. Before Kant could ground an ethical theory, what did he first have to resolve?
(a) Hypothetical imperatives.
(b) Neutrality.
(c) Paradox freedom.
(d) Categorical imperatives.

10. The example in the reading pertaining to perception is that one sees a person, not just their ____.
(a) Clothing.
(b) Color.
(c) Biological system.
(d) Attitude.

11. What describes the first formulation that Kant derived?
(a) One should never break the laws and mores of society.
(b) One should treat others in a way that does not infringe upon their rights.
(c) One should follow the religious Ten Commandments.
(d) One should not act in such a way that he would not want others acting.

12. According to Kant, what does it mean to act in accordance with one's desires?
(a) Freedom paradox.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Neutrality.
(d) Surrender of sovereignty.

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

14. Which of the following describes the consequences of Kant's political belief?
(a) Modern liberalism.
(b) Modern conservatism.
(c) Classical conservatism.
(d) Classical liberalism.

15. What did Kant call it when one beholds an aesthetic object?
(a) Subjective play.
(b) Objective play.
(c) Foul play.
(d) Free play.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do Schopenhauer and Fichte compare?

2. How did Kant relate his philosophical beliefs with his political beliefs?

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

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

5. What is the insatiable goal of almost all philosophers?

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