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

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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Which critique does the reading mention that Hegel read?
(a) Politics.
(b) Judgment.
(c) Pure reason.
(d) Practical reason.

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

12. Which argument did Kant refuse to take as solid philosophical demonstration?
(a) Aristotle's ethical philosophies.
(b) The argument for design.
(c) Hypothetical imperatives.
(d) Descartes' argument that God exists.

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

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

15. What was one of the last topics Kant addressed before his death?
(a) Politics.
(b) Aesthetics.
(c) Ethics.
(d) Logic.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following describes why Kant saw beauty as objective?

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

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

4. Which of the following represented a difficulty for Kant because he wanted to classify it as practical reason?

5. What describes the second formulation of Kant's categorical imperative?

(see the answer keys)

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