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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following would Kant agree with?
(a) Freedom is a significant part of being a human being.
(b) Each person has the right to determine their political leader.
(c) Monarchy is a fundamental right of the political system.
(d) Women and men are equal.

2. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. How did Schopenhauer interpret Kant?
(a) Pessimist.
(b) Existential.
(c) Extravagant.
(d) Idealist.

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

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

13. Which of the following is true about aesthetic perception?
(a) Every beautiful object is a substance and not a property.
(b) Each individual perceives beauty in the form of subjectivity.
(c) Each individual perceives an aesthetic object differently.
(d) Every beautiful object has inherent objects.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following would Kant most agree with?

2. What did Kant believe the fundamental political right is?

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

4. What was one of the last topics Kant addressed before his death?

5. What did Kant consider to be the basis for moral dignity?

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