PHI103 WEEK1 MEDIA QUIZ

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PHI103 – Week 1: Media Quiz
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 Question 1.

West claims that we die without ever being able to have the totality of life.

 
Student Answer:

* True

False

 

 

Instructor Explanation:

The answer can be found in the video Examined Life: Cornel West on Truth.

Question 2.

The term used to describe presenting things from a specific perspective while not paying much attention to other views.

 
Student Answer:

Subjectivity
 

Advertisements
 

Vested Interest
 

* Bias
 

None of the above
 
Instructor
The answer can be found in the video Credibility – Critical Thinking.

Question 3.

According to West, one of the primary questions that one can use to orient oneself in relation to the pursuit of philosophy is the following:

 
Student Answer:

How can I find the truth?
 

What is the nature of reality?
 

*How can I learn how to die?
 

How can I be happy?
 

All of the above?
 
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in the video Examined Life: Cornel West on Truth.

Question 4.

For West, philosophy does not confront political domination.

 
Student Answer:

True
 

* False
 
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in the video Examined Life: Cornel West on Truth.

Question 5.
West claims that those who live in libraries are actually more alive than people walking around in society. 

 
Student Answer:

*True
 

False
 
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in the video Examined Life: Cornel West on Truth.

Question 6.

What does Plato say about the unexamined life?

 
Student Answer:

It is worth living.
 

*It is not worth living.
 

It is unnecessary.
 

It is unholy.
 

None of the above.
 
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in the video Examined Life: Cornel West on Truth.

Question 7.

In the credibility video, Edith Thompson killed her husband by:

 
Student Answer:

Poisoning him
 

Feeding him a ground up light bulb
 

She stabbed him
 

She shot him
 

* She didn’t kill him
 
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in the video Credibility – Critical Thinking.

Question 8.

West believes that it is important to think about this in order to understand the human essence.

 
Student Answer:

The Funk
 

The Stink
 

The Corpse
 

Music
 

*All of the above
 
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in the video Examined Life: Cornel West on Truth.

Question 9.

Cornel West claims that humans ought to focus on death in order to more adequately understand their existence.

 
Student Answer:

*True
 

False
 
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in the video Examined Life: Cornel West on Truth.

Question 10.

The theme of the video This is Water By David Foster Wallace is best captured in which of the following statements?

 
Student Answer:

Daily routines for adults are boring and frustrating.
 

College imparts knowledge that we can use to advance our lives.  

There is no point in attending college because life will be meaningless anyway.  

We should all treat each other with more respect.
 

*Choosing to see with the eyes of critical thought can make everyday life sacred.  
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in the video This is Water By David Foster Wallace.

 
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