What Do You Know About David Hume?

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David Hume was a Scottish philosopher, economist and historian. His birth name was David Home. He was born 7 May 1711 NS and died 25 August 1776. Hume disrespected professors and didn't graduate from the university. What do you know about him? You should take the quiz to find out more about David Hume.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    David Hume hails from which country?
    • A. 

      Scotland

    • B. 

      England

    • C. 

      Wales

    • D. 

      Ireland

  • 2. 
    David Hume was the .... of two sons born to his parents.
    • A. 

      First

    • B. 

      Second

    • C. 

      Third

    • D. 

      Four

  • 3. 
    He changed the spelling of his name in ....
    • A. 

      1734

    • B. 

      1765

    • C. 

      1897

    • D. 

      1766

  • 4. 
    Throughout his life Hume, who never married, spent time occasionally at his family home at Ninewells in Berwickshire, which had belonged to his family since the .... century.
    • A. 

      20th Century

    • B. 

      17th Century

    • C. 

      16th Century

    • D. 

      15th Century

  • 5. 
    Aged around ...., he made a philosophical discovery that opened up to him "a new Scene of Thought", which inspired him "to throw up every other Pleasure or Business to apply entirely to it".
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      16

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      18

  • 6. 
    Hume's great historical work The History of England took him how many years to complete?
    • A. 

      10 years

    • B. 

      15 years

    • C. 

      18 years

    • D. 

      20 years

  • 7. 
    Hume served for how many years as secretary to General James St. Clair, who was envoy to the courts of Turin and Vienna?
    • A. 

      One year

    • B. 

      Two years

    • C. 

      Three years

    • D. 

      Four years

  • 8. 
    In .... he went to live with his brother in the countryside.
    • A. 

      1777

    • B. 

      1786

    • C. 

      1997

    • D. 

      1749

  • 9. 
    Hume returned to Edinburgh in ....
    • A. 

      1751

    • B. 

      1772

    • C. 

      1777

    • D. 

      1778

  • 10. 
    In 1766, Hume left Paris to accompany Jean-Jacques Rousseau to England.
    • A. 

      1645

    • B. 

      1766

    • C. 

      1899

    • D. 

      1771

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