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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of religious arguments was Kant most interested in?
(a) Arguments given for God's existence.
(b) Arguments for church's relevance.
(c) Arguments against God's existence.
(d) Arguments against church's relevance.

2. Where was Immanuel Kant born?
(a) United States of America.
(b) Prussia.
(c) France.
(d) England.

3. What did Kant's objective argument concern?
(a) The existence of the self outside the mind.
(b) The content of the self.
(c) The existence of self-consciousness.
(d) The content of synthetic a priori knowledge.

4. How many times did Kant come close to marriage?
(a) 1.
(b) 3.
(c) 4.
(d) 2.

5. Where was David Hume from?
(a) France.
(b) England.
(c) Scotland.
(d) Ireland.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Hume, what can reason tell us about?

2. When was "Critique of Practical Reason" published?

3. What did Leibniz argue could allow us to know almost everything about the world?

4. Which of the following is true about Kant's time in school?

5. What did "Critique of Practical Reason" deal with?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Kant's time in school.

2. Describe the ontological religious argument.

3. What was Leibniz's argument about reason?

4. What was the effect of Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason"?

5. What is apperception?

6. What is the difference between a substance and a property? Give an example of each.

7. Why do you think Kant wanted to believe in the existence of the soul from a philosophical standpoint?

8. What does the following statement mean? Existence is not a predicate of perfection.

9. Why was Kant considered to be eccentric?

10. According to Hume, what is needed to believe or understand something?

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