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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. Which of the following best describes Kant's categories of thought?
(a) Qualities of perception.
(b) Modes of understanding.
(c) Perceptions of existence.
(d) Categories of self-consciousness.

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

3. Who did Kant borrow the term 'apperception' from?
(a) Leibniz.
(b) Aristotle.
(c) Hume.
(d) Descartes.

4. What was described as being an object itself?
(a) Property.
(b) Substance.
(c) Phenomena.
(d) Noumena.

5. What did Descartes argue was the first and most certain piece of knowledge?
(a) One is a human being.
(b) One has an identity.
(c) One is an intelligent self.
(d) One is a thinking self.

Short Answer Questions

1. In which groups did "Critique of Pure Reason" cause a stir?

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

3. What do all religious arguments collapse into, according to Kant?

4. Which of the following is described as being inaccessible to humanity?

5. Which of the following made it a rare occurrence for Kant to attend school?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What are Kant's categories of thought?

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

5. Describe the ontological religious argument.

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

7. What did Kant think about marriage?

8. What is apperception?

9. Describe the purpose of Kant's subjective argument.

10. Why aren't Kant's arguments about the unity of apperception sound?

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