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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. After the first act, James believes that people will then act out of _____________.
(a) Logic.
(b) Instinct.
(c) Need.
(d) Desire.

2. What does James identify as a "sick soul"?
(a) One who is psychologicall and emotionally empty.
(b) One who has made a difficult decision.
(c) One who has committed a crime.
(d) One who has reached a state of psychological rock-bottom.

3. James suggests the naturalist approach consists of living __________.
(a) Simply.
(b) Positively.
(c) Negatively.
(d) Frugally.

4. James connects religious manifestation to ______________.
(a) Virtue.
(b) Subconsciousness.
(c) Charity.
(d) Happiness.

5. What do Lectures XVI and XVII outline?
(a) Aspects of ascetism.
(b) Aspects of charity.
(c) Aspects of mystical experience.
(d) Aspects of fanaticism.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of experiences does James say deliver people from the suffering of duality?

2. What does James describe as occurring when the whole changes all things contained within it must also change as a singular act?

3. According to James, there are two ways of looking at the whole of the universe. What are these ways?

4. What is the first concept Fechner uses in his reasoning?

5. Who believes that everything has an opposite that is negated?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does James describe reasoning as a part of empiricism?

2. What is immanent operation?

3. Describe the pragmatic and pluralistic way of looking at "To You."

4. What is the monist position?

5. What is PhD Octopus about?

6. How does James describe reasoning as a part of rationalism?

7. What assertions does James make about ignorance?

8. What does James say about Emerson?

9. What is significant to note about the essay topics James chooses?

10. What does James discuss in Chapter II about metaphysics?

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