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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 is true about subjectivity?
(a) Beauty can never be subjective.
(b) Subjectivity is not total when it comes to beauty.
(c) Something that is subjective can never be objective.
(d) Subjectivity is only applied to properties.

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

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

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

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

6. What type of sense did Kant have when contemplating natural objects?
(a) Failing.
(b) Aesthetic in absence.
(c) Faithless.
(d) Transcendent.

7. What did Hegel want to determine builds?
(a) Personality.
(b) Logic.
(c) Reason.
(d) Aesthetics.

8. What is "You should not steal" an example of?
(a) A hypothetical imperative.
(b) A formulation.
(c) A moral imperative.
(d) A categorical imperative.

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

10. According to Kant, what should the government seek to do?
(a) Reduce society's freedom.
(b) Seek to make the people as happy as possible.
(c) Maintain or increase amount of society's freedom.
(d) Hide government doings from the content public.

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

12. What distinguishes a person from the rest of existence?
(a) Self-consciousness.
(b) Rational will.
(c) Psychology.
(d) Contradictions.

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

14. What does "Critique of Judgment" influence?
(a) The study of psychology.
(b) The study of cosmology.
(c) The study of theology.
(d) The study of aesthetics.

15. In the ideal aesthetic case, what is one moved by?
(a) Raw sensory experience.
(b) The inner-workings of a mechanism.
(c) The properties of a substance.
(d) Perception of a person.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following describes a categorical imperative?

2. Who took the most extravagant interpretation of Kant?

3. Which of the following is an unfortunate reality that Kant took into account?

4. What is the concept of humanity superimposed upon?

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

(see the answer keys)

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