What Do You Know About Bertrand Russell?

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What Do You Know About Bertrand Russell? - Quiz

Bertrand Arthur Rusell was a British logician, philospher, mathematician, writer, historian, and social critic (amongst others). What say and know you about this intellectual man?


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  • 1. 

    At various points in his life, Russell considered himself a?

    • A.

      Liberal

    • B.

      Socialist

    • C.

      Pacifist

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Russell considered himself a liberal, socialist, and pacifist at various points in his life. This means that he held beliefs and identified with these ideologies at different times. It suggests that Russell's views and convictions evolved over time and that he was open to exploring different political and social perspectives.

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  • 2. 

    Rusell was born in Monmouthshire into one of the most prominent aristocratic families in the United Kingdom, he was born in the year?

    • A.

      1871

    • B.

      1879

    • C.

      1870

    • D.

      1872

    Correct Answer
    D. 1872
    Explanation
    Russell was born into one of the most prominent aristocratic families in the United Kingdom. The given answer, 1872, is the year of his birth.

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  • 3. 

    Russell led the British revolt against idealism in the?

    • A.

      18th century

    • B.

      16th century

    • C.

      20th century

    • D.

      19th century

    Correct Answer
    C. 20th century
    Explanation
    Russell led the British revolt against idealism in the 20th century. Idealism is a philosophical belief that emphasizes the role of ideas and consciousness in shaping our understanding of the world. Russell, along with other philosophers such as G.E. Moore, challenged idealism and promoted a more empirical and scientific approach to philosophy. This revolt against idealism had a significant impact on the development of analytic philosophy in the 20th century.

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  • 4. 

    He is considered one of the founders of?

    • A.

      Inductive reasoning

    • B.

      Deductive reasoning

    • C.

      Empiricism

    • D.

      Analytic philosophy

    Correct Answer
    D. Analytic philosophy
    Explanation
    Analytic philosophy refers to a philosophical approach that emphasizes the use of logical analysis and language to understand and solve philosophical problems. It originated in the early 20th century and is associated with philosophers such as Bertrand Russell and G.E. Moore. While it is difficult to attribute the founding of analytic philosophy to a single individual, it is generally considered a collective effort of many philosophers. Therefore, the given answer suggests that the person in question is considered one of the founders of analytic philosophy.

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  • 5. 

    He is widely held to be one of the 20th century’s premiere?

    • A.

      Artisan

    • B.

      Professional

    • C.

      Poet

    • D.

      Logicians

    Correct Answer
    D. Logicians
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the person being referred to is highly regarded as one of the best in his field during the 20th century. The term "premiere" indicates that the person is considered to be at the top or the highest level in their profession. Out of the given options, "logicians" best fits this description as it refers to individuals who specialize in logical reasoning and problem-solving. Therefore, the correct answer is "logicians".

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  • 6. 

    With A. N. Whitehead, he wrote Principia Mathematica, an attempt to create a logical basis for?

    • A.

      English

    • B.

      Philosophy

    • C.

      Mathematics

    • D.

      Physics

    Correct Answer
    C. Mathematics
    Explanation
    Bertrand Russell collaborated with A. N. Whitehead to write Principia Mathematica, which indicates that they were attempting to create a logical basis for mathematics. This work is widely recognized as a groundbreaking and influential contribution to the field of mathematics, as it aimed to establish a set of axioms and rules that could serve as a foundation for all mathematical reasoning. Therefore, the correct answer is Mathematics.

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  • 7. 

    His work has had a considerate influence on mathematics and?

    • A.

      Login and Set theory

    • B.

      Linguistic and Artificial intelligence

    • C.

      Cognitive and Computer science

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because the question asks about the influence of his work on mathematics and other fields. The options provided include areas such as Set theory, Artificial intelligence, Computer science, and Linguistics, which are all fields that have been influenced by his work. Therefore, the correct answer is that his work has had a considerable influence on all of the mentioned fields.

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  • 8. 

    Russell was a prominent anti-war activist and he championed?

    • A.

      Anti-imperialism

    • B.

      Imperialism

    • C.

      Mathematics

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Anti-imperialism
    Explanation
    Russell, being an anti-war activist, advocated against imperialism. Imperialism refers to the policy of extending a country's power and influence through colonization, use of military force, or economic dominance. As an anti-war activist, Russell would have opposed such practices and championed anti-imperialism, which promotes the idea of self-determination and non-interference in the affairs of other nations.

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  • 9. 

    He went to prison for his pacifism during?

    • A.

      Roman empire

    • B.

      World War

    • C.

      European conflict

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. World War
    Explanation
    During World War, many countries implemented conscription and mandatory military service. Pacifism, which is the belief in non-violence and opposition to war, was seen as a threat to the war effort and was often met with punishment. Therefore, it is likely that the person in question went to prison for their pacifism during World War.

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  • 10. 

    Rusell was awarded the Nobel Price in Literature in the year?

    • A.

      1952

    • B.

      1950

    • C.

      1956

    • D.

      1951

    Correct Answer
    B. 1950
    Explanation
    Russell was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950.

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