What Do You Think You Know About Cynicism

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What Do You Think You Know About Cynicism

Cynicism is an attitude or state of mind characterized by a general distrust of others’ motive. A cynic may have a general lack of faith or hope in the human species motivated by ambition. Take quiz and see if you are not a cynic


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Cynicism is a school of thought of ancient?
    • A. 

      Persia

    • B. 

      Egyptian

    • C. 

      Babylonia

    • D. 

      Greek

  • 2. 
    For the cynics, the purpose of life is to live?
    • A. 

      In virtue

    • B. 

      Agreement

    • C. 

      With nature

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    The first philosophers to outline these themes was?
    • A. 

      Plato

    • B. 

      Horace

    • C. 

      Dante

    • D. 

      Antisthenes

  • 4. 
    The practice of cynicism dated back to?
    • A. 

      4th century BC

    • B. 

      6th century BC

    • C. 

      7th century BC

    • D. 

      5th century BC

  • 5. 
    Cynicism gradually declined and finally disappeared in the late?
    • A. 

      7th century

    • B. 

      3rd century

    • C. 

      4th century

    • D. 

      5th century

  • 6. 
    The name cynic derives from Ancient Greek meaning?
    • A. 

      Dog-like

    • B. 

      Rag

    • C. 

      Wretched

    • D. 

      Worth

  • 7. 
    Cynicism is one of the most striking of all the?
    • A. 

      Renaissance

    • B. 

      Revolution

    • C. 

      Hellenistic philosophy

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    A cynic practices shamelessness or impudence and defaces the?
    • A. 

      Status quo

    • B. 

      Originality

    • C. 

      Nomos

    • D. 

      Process

  • 9. 
    Cynic philosophy had a major impact on the?
    • A. 

      Christians

    • B. 

      Medieval

    • C. 

      Renaissance

    • D. 

      Hellenistic world

  • 10. 
    Majorly, cynicism is concentrated solely on?
    • A. 

      Principles

    • B. 

      Moral

    • C. 

      Process

    • D. 

      Ethics