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

2. Which of the following is not considered anti-social behavior as a result of Kant's third formulation of the categorical imperative in modern society?
(a) Drunk driving.
(b) Begging for money on the streets.
(c) Murder.
(d) Theft.

3. What are hypothetical imperatives?
(a) Statements that are unqualified.
(b) Statements that place a condition or quality imperative.
(c) Statements that are paradoxes.
(d) Statements that revolve around properties rather than substances.

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

5. Following from Kant's view, what measures whether or not an action is good?
(a) Difficulty.
(b) Religion.
(c) Passion behind the decision.
(d) Law-abiding.

Short Answer Questions

1. For Kant, what was moral law based on the idea of?

2. What type of judgment is beauty?

3. What did Kant want to require of each law?

4. What type of sense did Kant have when contemplating natural objects?

5. Which of the following did Kant approach in a curious way?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Kant believe about monarchy, democracy, and republicanism?

2. How is beauty objective?

3. What is paradox freedom?

4. What is your personal observation of Kant's philosophy?

5. Which philosopher took the most extravagant interpretation of Kant's views, and why?

6. Describe Schopenhauer's interpretation of Kant's philosophies.

7. Describe the quality of the arguments in Kant's "Critique of Judgment."

8. How is beauty subjective?

9. According to Kant, what is at the root of morality?

10. Describe Kant's overall impact on philosophy.

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