Philosophy C100 Quiz 1&2

Topics: Philosophy, Aristotle, Plato Pages: 10 (1582 words) Published: April 20, 2014
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1.   The word "philosophy" comes from the Greek philein (to love) and sophia (knowledge or wisdom).   X| True|
  | False|

2.   Which of the following is a "philosophical question":
  | Is there a God?|
  | Does the end justify the means?|
  | What form of government is best?|
  | What is Time?|
 X | All of the above.|

3.  An argument is a reason for accepting a position.
  X| True|
  | False|

4.   The area of philosophy concerned with "values" includes   | Ethics|
  | Aesthetics|
  | Social/political philosophy|
 X | All of the above|
  | None of the above|

5.   Trying to argue that "God exists" because it says so in the Bible and "the Bible is the word of God" is an example of the fallacy of:   | Argumentum ad hominem|
| Begging the question|
  | Straw man|
  | Appeal to emotion|

6.  The pre-Socratics were primarily interested in the study of Epistemology.   | True|
 X | False|

7.   A proposition whose truth does not depend on sensory experience is known as a(n) ___________ principle.   | a posteriori|
  | ad hominem|
  | reduction ad absurdum|
 X | a priori|

8.   The philosopher who introduced Philosophy to Athens and who introduced the "mind/matter" distinction was  X | Anaxagoras|
  | Empedocles|
  | Socrates|
  | Democritus|

9.  Parmenides and Heraclitus were concerned with the concepts of identity and change.   X| True|
  | False|

10.   The view that future states and events are completely determined by preceding states and events is called  X | determinism.|
  | indeterminism.|
  | a prioism.|
  | None of the above.|

11.  Thales, the first metaphysician, believed that the underlying principle of everything was   | fire.|
  | air.|
  | earth.|
| water.|

12.  The Ancient Greek rhetoricians who taught debating skills for a fee were the   | Platonists.|
  X| Sophists.|
  | Aristotelians.|
  | Socrites.|

13.  Which of the following about Socrates is true?
  | He wrote practically nothing.|
  | He was a brilliant debater.|
  | He shared some of the philosophical interests of the Sophists.| X  | All of the above.|
  | None of the above.|

14.   When the Delphic Oracle said that Socrates was the "wisest of people", Socrates understood that to mean   | that for a stonemason he was pretty smart.|
  | he could win more debates than he lost.|
  | the people he hung around with were a little slow.|
| he was aware of his own ignorance.|

15.  Which of the following statements about Plato and Aristotle are/were true?   | They were interested in practically every subject then known.|   | They spoke (and wrote) intelligently on philosophical topics.|   | One or the other (or both) formed the metaphysics for Christian theology up to the present day.| X  | All of the above.|

16.  According to the text, the first comprehensive theory of knowledge was developed by   | Aristotle.|
  | the Sophists|
  | the Cynics|
 X | Plato|

17.   In Plato's Divided Line, the upper part of the line represents _____________ and the lower part represents ________________.   | sense data; true knowledge|
| knowledge; opinion|
  | opinion; the shadows on the wall of The Cave|
  | opinion; the Forms|

18.   According to Plato's Theory of Forms, what is truly real is not the objects of our sensory experience, but the  X | world of Forms which can only be grasped intellectually.|   | shadows seen on the wall of The Cave in his allegory.|   | sayings of the Delphic Oracle.|

  | All of the above.|
  | None of the above.|

19.  In the last analysis, for Plato attaining true knowledge could only come through X  | being skeptical of sense data entirely.|
 X | learning to use the Socratic method...
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