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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. Fechner's faith saved him from which of the following, according to James?
(a) Pain.
(b) Death.
(c) Illness.
(d) Fear.

2. According to James, what is within the realm of sensory experience prior to cognition?
(a) Intelligence.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Empiricism.
(d) Determinism.

3. Which definition is most close to the definition of healthy-mindedness?
(a) The longing to see others become happy.
(b) The decision to become happy when depressed.
(c) The ability to continue loving somebody even when one is depressed.
(d) A deliberate attempt to see the goodness in the world and in one's personal life.

4. What viewpoint does James attribute to being aggressive and radical?
(a) Pantheistic.
(b) Monist.
(c) Religious.
(d) Pragmatic.

5. In excess, what does James assert that virtue becomes?
(a) A religious obligation.
(b) Gullibility.
(c) A moral obligation.
(d) A vice.

Short Answer Questions

1. What term does James define as an idea's argument with reality?

2. What does James identify as a "sick soul"?

3. What position is described as holding that even in vast fields of sameness, there is still difference?

4. What religion does James say relies on elaborate ceremony and hierarchy?

5. What is the second concept Fechner uses in his reasoning?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is James' concept of philosophy different from your own?

2. What is Lecture X about?

3. Describe the monistic way of looking at "To You."

4. What assertions does James make about ignorance?

5. What is Lecture II about?

6. What did you learn about Josiah Royce from James' lectures?

7. What is immanent operation?

8. What are the types of unity that James describes?

9. What is the rationalist position?

10. What is the purpose of the appendix?

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