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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 philosophers, besides Kant, studied aesthetics?
(a) Hume.
(b) Aristotle and Plato.
(c) Plato.
(d) Hume and Aristotle.

2. What was Kant's basic political belief?
(a) One can do anything they would like as long as they do not interfere with another's freedom.
(b) One can be creatively free but otherwise conservative.
(c) One can do anything they would like as long as they are faithful to the church's orders.
(d) One can never do anything to harm the government or country's image.

3. Kant's "Critique of Judgment" is considered to be which of the following?
(a) Strongly argued but disorganized.
(b) Concise and focused.
(c) Disorganized and unclear.
(d) Concise and clear.

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

5. For Kant, what was moral law based on the idea of?
(a) Paradox.
(b) Neutrality.
(c) Autonomy.
(d) Hypothetical imperatives.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does "Critique of Judgment" influence?

2. According to Kant, what should the government seek to do?

3. What best describes the arguments in Kant's "Critique of Judgment"?

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

5. To Kant, what was being free?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Kant's hypothetical imperative.

2. According to Kant, how is beauty judged?

3. Was Kant's "Critique of Judgment" a failure or success?

4. Describe Kant's categorical imperative.

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

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

7. Describe Kant's overall impact on philosophy.

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

9. What is paradox freedom?

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

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