Hume's Critique of God & the Supernatural


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What is defined as the belief that all knowledge is derived from human senses?

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1. What is defined as the belief that true knowledge is unattainable?

2. Which of these did Hume write?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of Hume's critique of God and the supernatural and further your understanding of various beliefs and his writings about them. The quiz questions will ask you to identify the terms used for the belief that all knowledge is derived from our senses, as well as the belief that true knowledge is unattainable.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Definition of atheism
  • Writing of Hume
  • Characters in Hume's writing

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test their knowledge by using the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Hume's writing and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as atheism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the belief that our senses gives us all of our knowledge
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the belief that true knowledge is unattainable

Additional Learning

To learn more about Hume and his critique, review the accompanying lesson, Hume's Critique of God & the Supernatural. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between ideas and impressions
  • Learn about Hume's own beliefs
  • Understand what his characters are conveying