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

2. What is theology?
(a) The study of the soul.
(b) The study of God.
(c) The study of people.
(d) The study of the universe.

3. How was Kant influenced by Leibniz?
(a) He had so many disagreements with him.
(b) He agreed with him so much.
(c) He thought Leibniz was more intelligent than Hume.
(d) He sided with Leibniz over Hume.

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

5. According to Kant, what does the notion of change imply?
(a) Some mediums are constantly changing.
(b) Some mediums will only exist in the future.
(c) Some mediums only exist in the past.
(d) Some mediums are unchanged.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the ontological argument, why does God exist?

2. What is considered to be Kant's most important work?

3. What type of perception does 'apperception' refer to?

4. What is described by something whose existence is not dependent upon anything else?

5. What type of truth is something that is known only as the result of some experience?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Kant react to the arguments from Hume and Leibniz?

2. Describe Kant's time in school.

3. Describe Kant's fundamental question of metaphysics.

4. Why is Descartes' "certain knowledge" a problem?

5. Describe Kant's categories of metaphysics.

6. Why did Kant believe the present was the most privileged time period?

7. Describe Kant's published life.

8. What distinctions did Kant set forth to classify truths?

9. What did Hume argue about reason?

10. Describe Kant's view of religious arguments.

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