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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. James believes the salvation approach relies on what kind of experience?
(a) Divine.
(b) Happy.
(c) Solitude.
(d) Depressing.

2. James asserts that inquiry is secondly designed to evaluate which of the following?
(a) The decision one makes to become happy.
(b) The motivation one person has to change.
(c) The significance of a person.
(d) The meaning or importance of a thing.

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

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

5. What is the first sub-category of spiritualism that James discusses?
(a) Montheism.
(b) Pluralist Atheism.
(c) Monistic pantheism.
(d) Polytheism.

Short Answer Questions

1. What term does James describe as being a mental mode of adaptation to reality?

2. What is the view that salvation is neither impossible nor inevitable?

3. James says that the field of consciousness is a center fringed by which of the following?

4. What is the second sub-category of spiritualism, according to James?

5. Fechner is the founder of ______________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is radical empiricism?

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

3. What is pluralism?

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

5. Describe Fechner's approach to philosophy.

6. What information about Bergson does James want the reader to take note of?

7. What is common sense as James sees it? Do you agree?

8. What assertions does James make about ignorance?

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

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

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