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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. According to Kant, how many people perceive the same aesthetic object the same way?
(a) Hundreds.
(b) Nobody.
(c) One pair.
(d) One person and God.

4. What is always overlaid with concepts, according to the reading?
(a) Normal perceptions.
(b) Objectivity.
(c) Beauty.
(d) Subjectivity.

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

6. What is the insatiable goal of almost all philosophers?
(a) To know what is unknowable.
(b) To know all real and rational beings.
(c) To know everything.
(d) To confirm existence.

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

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

9. 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 not act in such a way that he would not want others acting.
(d) One should follow the religious Ten Commandments.

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

11. 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.

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

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

14. How did Kant feel about Fichte's idealism?
(a) He was an explicit opponent.
(b) He was an explicit proponent.
(c) He never gave an opinion about it.
(d) He subtly hinted he was a proponent.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose philosophies presaged existentialism in many ways?

2. How did Schopenhauer interpret Kant?

3. In the ideal aesthetic case, what is one moved by?

4. What is the statement "If you want to make a lot of money, you should go to college"?

5. What did Kant believe must be true for an action to be good?

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