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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Kant say that empirically, humans are not free?
(a) Humans are controlled by God.
(b) Humans must breathe and eat.
(c) Humans are part of the natural world.
(d) Humans have moral laws to abide by.

2. What is the concept of humanity superimposed upon?
(a) One's ethics.
(b) One's motives.
(c) One's perceptions.
(d) One's intelligence.

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

4. What describes the second formulation of Kant's categorical imperative?
(a) One must have faith to be moral.
(b) One must love one's neighbors.
(c) One cannot treat others disrespectfully.
(d) One cannot use others to fulfill goals with no respect for the fact that they have their own goals.

5. What does the paradox freedom highlight a contradiction between?
(a) Hypothetical imperatives and categorical imperatives.
(b) Transcendental philosophy and universal philosophy.
(c) Sense of freedom and universal law of causality.
(d) Universal law of causality and categorical imperatives.

Short Answer Questions

1. During what historical period was Kant considered well-known and influential?

2. What is the statement "If you want to make a lot of money, you should go to college"?

3. Following from Kant's view, what measures whether or not an action is good?

4. How did Kant relate his philosophical beliefs with his political beliefs?

5. What did Kant believe must be true for an action to be good?

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