What Do You Know About Agnosticism?

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What Do You Know About Agnosticism? - Quiz

Agnosticism is the view that the existence of God, of the divine or the supernatural is unknown or unknowable. Take a quiz and learn about this view.


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  • 1. 

    Agnosticism is the view that human reason is incapable of providing sufficient rational grounds to justify that God exists, according to?

    • A.

      Jean Rowe

    • B.

      Mike Epps

    • C.

      Lola Reyson

    • D.

      William L Rowe

    Correct Answer
    D. William L Rowe
    Explanation
    The correct answer is William L Rowe. Agnosticism is the belief that human reason cannot provide enough rational evidence to prove the existence of God. William L Rowe is a philosopher who is known for his work on the problem of evil and agnosticism. He argued that there is not enough evidence to prove or disprove the existence of God, leading to agnosticism.

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  • 2. 

    Agnosticism is a doctrine or set of tenets rather than a?

    • A.

      Thought

    • B.

      Belief

    • C.

      Fact

    • D.

      Religion

    Correct Answer
    D. Religion
    Explanation
    Agnosticism is a doctrine or set of tenets that focuses on the belief that the existence of God or any ultimate reality is unknown and unknowable. It does not pertain to a specific religion or religious belief system. Therefore, the correct answer is religion.

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  • 3. 

    English biologist Thomas Henry Huxley coined the word agnostic in?

    • A.

      1860

    • B.

      1869

    • C.

      1870

    • D.

      1789

    Correct Answer
    B. 1869
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1869. Thomas Henry Huxley, an English biologist, coined the word agnostic in 1869. Agnostic refers to a person who believes that the existence of a higher power or god cannot be proven or disproven.

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  • 4. 

    Earlier thinkers, however, had written works that promoted agnostic points of view, these are?

    • A.

      Sanjaya Belathaputta

    • B.

      Ron Rhonda

    • C.

      Klux Kin

    • D.

      Max Mint

    Correct Answer
    A. Sanjaya Belathaputta
    Explanation
    Sanjaya Belathaputta is the correct answer because the question asks for earlier thinkers who wrote works promoting agnostic points of view. Sanjaya Belathaputta is known as the founder of the Ajñana school of philosophy in ancient India, which promoted agnosticism and skepticism. The other options, Ron Rhonda, Klux Kin, and Max Mint, are not known for their works promoting agnostic points of view.

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  • 5. 

    An Indian philosophe expressed agnosticism about any afterlife events in the?

    • A.

      4th century BCE

    • B.

      1st century BCE

    • C.

      7th century BCE

    • D.

      5th century BCE

    Correct Answer
    D. 5th century BCE
  • 6. 

    Agnostic was used by Thomas Henry Huxley in a speech at a meeting of the metaphysical society in?

    • A.

      1869

    • B.

      1880

    • C.

      1980

    • D.

      1960

    Correct Answer
    A. 1869
    Explanation
    The term "agnostic" was coined by Thomas Henry Huxley in 1869 during a speech at a meeting of the metaphysical society. It was used to describe someone who believes that the existence of God or any ultimate reality is unknown and unknowable.

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  • 7. 

    Early Christian church leaders used the Greek word gnosis to describe?

    • A.

      Infinity

    • B.

      Eternity

    • C.

      Divinity

    • D.

      Spiritual knowledge

    Correct Answer
    D. Spiritual knowledge
    Explanation
    Early Christian church leaders used the Greek word gnosis to describe spiritual knowledge. The term gnosis refers to a deep understanding or insight into spiritual truths and mysteries. It was used to denote a higher level of knowledge that went beyond mere intellectual understanding and encompassed a direct experience of divine truths. This concept was significant in the early Christian church as it emphasized the importance of personal spiritual growth and the pursuit of a deeper connection with God.

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  • 8. 

    Which religious view is opposing the movement Agnosticism?

    • A.

      Stoic

    • B.

      Empiricism

    • C.

      Gnosticism

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Gnosticism
    Explanation
    Gnosticism is the religious view that opposes Agnosticism. Gnostics believe in the existence of a higher spiritual knowledge or gnosis, which can lead to salvation. They claim to have direct access to this knowledge, while Agnostics believe that the existence of God or ultimate truth is unknown and unknowable. Therefore, Gnosticism contradicts the Agnostic belief in the limitation of human knowledge and the inability to prove or disprove the existence of a higher power.

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  • 9. 

    Scientific literature dealing with neuroscience and psychology used the word to mean?

    • A.

      Unknown

    • B.

      Not knowable

    • C.

      Divinity

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Not knowable
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Not knowable." In scientific literature dealing with neuroscience and psychology, the word is used to refer to something that cannot be known or understood. This suggests that there are certain aspects or phenomena in these fields that are beyond our current knowledge and comprehension.

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  • 10. 

    Agnostic thought in the form of skepticism emerged as a formal philosophical position in ancient?

    • A.

      Roman

    • B.

      Persia

    • C.

      Macedonia

    • D.

      Greece

    Correct Answer
    D. Greece
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Greece. Agnostic thought in the form of skepticism emerged as a formal philosophical position in ancient Greece. The ancient Greek philosophers, such as Pyrrho and Sextus Empiricus, developed skeptical views that questioned the possibility of obtaining certain knowledge about the world. They argued that human perception and reasoning are fallible, and therefore, it is impossible to have absolute certainty about anything. This skeptical approach to knowledge and belief became influential in ancient Greek philosophy and continues to be debated and discussed in contemporary philosophy.

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