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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. In Lecture III, James compares mysticism to ____________.
(a) Happiness.
(b) Unreality.
(c) Religion.
(d) Rationalism.

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

3. Royce says that limits for which group are a result of only a piece of absolute will?
(a) Pragmatists.
(b) Animals.
(c) Humans.
(d) Theists.

4. James says that there are how many ways of looking at the poem "To You"?
(a) One.
(b) Infinitely many.
(c) Two.
(d) Three.

5. The lecture about Royce adds to lectures on which topic?
(a) Theism.
(b) Bergson.
(c) Pluralism.
(d) Ignorance.

Short Answer Questions

1. The first lens James describes that is used for seeing the world is which of the following?

2. Which definition is most close to the definition of healthy-mindedness?

3. In excess, what does James believe devoutness becomes?

4. What position does James describe as being based on principles of intellectualism and idealism?

5. Fechner is the founder of ______________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does James claim that theism is unsatisfactory?

2. What assertions does James make about ignorance?

3. What is the monist position?

4. What does James says beliefs are based on? Do you agree?

5. What does noetic pluralism indicate to James?

6. What are the qualities of saintliness which James defines?

7. What is healthy-mindedness?

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

9. Describe Fechner's approach to philosophy.

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

(see the answer keys)

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