What Do You Know About Jeremy Bentham And His Philosophy?

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What Do You Know About Jeremy Bentham And His Philosophy? - Quiz

Jeremy Bentham was an English philosopher and social worker. He propounded his philosophy of utilitarianism. This quiz gauges how much you know about this great social thinker. His theory was aimed at maximizing happiness for the greatest number of people. However, his theory was challenged by John Stuart Mill. This quiz contains many questions ranging from his work to ideas and events in his life that shaped his thinking. Take this quiz to know more. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    To which school of thought did he belong?

    • A.

      Conservative

    • B.

      Liberalism

    • C.

      Marxism

    • D.

      Socialism

    Correct Answer
    B. Liberalism
    Explanation
    The person in question belonged to the school of thought known as liberalism. Liberalism is a political ideology that emphasizes individual rights, freedom, and equality. It advocates for limited government intervention in the economy and supports social and political reforms to promote individual liberty. This school of thought values individualism, free markets, and the protection of civil liberties.

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  • 2. 

    Bentham's panopticon is?

    • A.

      Design for prisoners that allows constant surveillance

    • B.

      Is a playing sport

    • C.

      Is a place where women and men are kept together

    • D.

      Is a library

    Correct Answer
    A. Design for prisoners that allows constant surveillance
    Explanation
    Bentham's panopticon is a design for prisoners that allows constant surveillance. The panopticon was a concept developed by philosopher Jeremy Bentham in the 18th century. It consists of a circular building with cells arranged around a central observation tower. The design ensures that prisoners can be observed at all times without them knowing whether they are being watched or not. This constant surveillance is believed to create a sense of discipline and control among the prisoners, as they are always aware that they could be under scrutiny.

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  • 3. 

    His father was

    • A.

      Attorney

    • B.

      Doctor

    • C.

      Architect

    • D.

      Bishop

    Correct Answer
    A. Attorney
    Explanation
    The given answer "Attorney" suggests that the person's father was a lawyer or legal professional. This is implied by the term "Attorney" which typically refers to someone who practices law and represents clients in legal matters.

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  • 4. 

    From where did he graduate?

    • A.

      King's college

    • B.

      Royal college of art

    • C.

      Queen's college

    • D.

      Royal Holloway

    Correct Answer
    C. Queen's college
    Explanation
    The given answer, Queen's college, suggests that the person in question graduated from Queen's college.

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  • 5. 

    His first book was?

    • A.

      A Manual of Political Economy

    • B.

      A Fragment on Government

    • C.

      Circulating Annuities

    • D.

      Institute of Political Economy

    Correct Answer
    B. A Fragment on Government
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A Fragment on Government." This suggests that the person's first book was titled "A Fragment on Government."

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following books is not written by Bentham?

    • A.

      The classical utilitarians

    • B.

      The principles of morals and legislation

    • C.

      Not Paul but Jesus

    • D.

      On Liberty

    Correct Answer
    D. On Liberty
    Explanation
    The book "On Liberty" is not written by Bentham. Bentham is known for his works such as "The Principles of Morals and Legislation" and "The Classical Utilitarians". "Not Paul but Jesus" is a book written by Jeremy Bentham's student, Joseph Priestley. Therefore, the correct answer is "On Liberty".

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  • 7. 

    When did he become a citizen of France?

    • A.

      1792

    • B.

      1790

    • C.

      1788

    • D.

      1786

    Correct Answer
    A. 1792
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1792. This implies that the person in question became a citizen of France in the year 1792.

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  • 8. 

    Bentham is considered the pioneer of?

    • A.

      Mental Asylum reforms

    • B.

      Prison Reforms

    • C.

      Women rights

    • D.

      Free society

    Correct Answer
    B. Prison Reforms
    Explanation
    Bentham is considered the pioneer of prison reforms because he advocated for the improvement of prison conditions and the implementation of a more humane and effective penal system. He believed in the principle of utilitarianism, which states that the goal of punishment should be to deter crime and promote the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people. Bentham's ideas laid the foundation for modern prison reform movements and influenced the development of more progressive and rehabilitative approaches to criminal justice.

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  • 9. 

    He founded________ to spread the principles of philosophical radicalism

    • A.

      1O Downing street review

    • B.

      Westminster Review

    • C.

      Royalty and Parliament Review

    • D.

      Democrats and Aristocrats Review

    Correct Answer
    B. Westminster Review
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Westminster Review. The question is asking for the organization or publication that was founded to spread the principles of philosophical radicalism. The Westminster Review was a British quarterly publication that was founded in 1824 by Jeremy Bentham and James Mill, two prominent proponents of philosophical radicalism. The publication aimed to promote radical ideas and political reform, making it the most suitable choice among the options provided.

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  • 10. 

    When did he die?

    • A.

      1830

    • B.

      1832

    • C.

      1836

    • D.

      1840

    Correct Answer
    B. 1832
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1832 because it is the only option provided that falls within the given time frame of the question.

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Amit, a Senior Quiz Moderator at ProProfs.com, utilizes his profound content expertise to design captivating and precise quizzes. His unwavering commitment to maintaining quiz excellence resonates seamlessly with ProProfs.com's vision of fostering knowledge enhancement. Amit holds a strong background in creating quizzes on history, politics, current affairs, etc.

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