Chapter 26 Philosophy Test

19 Questions | Total Attempts: 38

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Philosophy gives us a door into the truth about us and the world in which we live in. Having taken philosophy throughout the past week and already covered chapter 26 it is now time for the test. Take up the quiz below to help you prepare for the upcoming test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     Aesthetic stage of life:
    • A. 

      In Kierkegaard philosophy, a lifestyle characterized by the pursuit of his own satisfaction and enjoyment

    • B. 

      In Hildegaard's philosophy, a lifestyle characterized by a commitment to a life of moral duty that admits no exceptions in one's own favor

    • C. 

      In Kierkegaard philosophy, a lifestyle characterized by a trust in God that is not based on reason but on a "leap of faith."

  • 2. 
    Ethical stage of life:
    • A. 

      In Kierkegaard philosophy, a lifestyle characterized by the pursuit of his own satisfaction and enjoyment

    • B. 

      In Kierkegaard's philosophy, a lifestyle characterized by a commitment to a life of moral duty that admits no exceptions in one's own favor

    • C. 

      In Kierkegaard's philosophy, a lifestyle characterized by a trust in God that is not based on reason but on a "leap of faith."

  • 3. 
    Religious stage of life:
    • A. 

      In Kierkegaard's philosophy, a lifestyle characterized by a trust in God that is not based on reason but on a "leap of faith."

    • B. 

      In Kierkegaard's philosophy, a lifestyle characterized by a commitment to a life of moral duty that admits no exceptions in one's own favor

    • C. 

      In Kierkegaard philosophy, a lifestyle characterized by the pursuit of his own satisfaction and enjoyment

  • 4. 
    The idea that man has no purpose is central to the ideas of:
    • A. 

      Karl Marx

    • B. 

      G.W.F. Hegel

    • C. 

      Charles Darwin

  • 5. 
    The idea that human history is progressing toward a goal of fuller achievement of human freedom and reason is central to the philosophy of:
    • A. 

      Karl Marx

    • B. 

      G.W.F. Hegel

    • C. 

      Charles Darwin

  • 6. 
    The ideas of Karl Marx are best described as:
    • A. 

      Darwinian

    • B. 

      Existentialist

    • C. 

      Hegelian

  • 7. 
    The view that meaning in life can be found in ourselves and our inner choices is associated with which philosopher?
    • A. 

      Jean-Paul Sartre

    • B. 

      G.W.F. Hegel

    • C. 

      Soren Kierkegaard

  • 8. 
    What state of mind did the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard regard as modern man's symptom of the awareness that the meaning of life cannot be found in external sources?
    • A. 

      Misery

    • B. 

      Apathy

    • C. 

      Anguish

  • 9. 
    Which existentialist philosopher describes three stages through which a seeker of meaning in life passes?
    • A. 

      Simone de Beauvior

    • B. 

      Soren Kierkegaard

    • C. 

      Jean-Paul Sartre

  • 10. 
    Which statement best summarizes the stand taken by Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard on the existence of Good and man's purpose in life?
    • A. 

      God has devised a plan within which man's purpose lies

    • B. 

      Man must create God by his own choice in order to know the meaning and purpose of life

    • C. 

      Man must put his faith in God's purpose for man

  • 11. 
    The French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre shares with Soren Kierkegaard the idea that:
    • A. 

      God has devised a plan within which man's purpose lies

    • B. 

      Man must put his faith in God's purpose for man

    • C. 

      Man must create God by his own choice in order to know the meaning and purpose of life

  • 12. 
    The French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre shares with Soren Kierkegaard the idea that:
    • A. 

      Meaning in life is based upon our free choices and commitments

    • B. 

      We must entrust ourselves in a "leap of faith" to a higher power

    • C. 

      Human beings are condemned to be free

  • 13. 
    According to Jean-Paul Sartre, to live in "bad faith" is to:
    • A. 

      Choose a conventional path in life

    • B. 

      Choose a religious path in life

    • C. 

      Refuse the anguish that goes along with meaning that one chooses in life

  • 14. 
    The French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir focused her writings on which central idea of existentialism:
    • A. 

      That the individual has no essential nature

    • B. 

      That human beings are condemned to be free

    • C. 

      That human beings must accept the anguish that accompanies freedom

  • 15. 
    For Albert Camus, "the meaning of life is the most urgent of questions".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    One theistic response to the meaning of life claims that human life has meaning because humans are part of a larger plan or order devised by God.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Karl Marx wrote that "the history of the world is none other than the progress of consciousness of freedom."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    According to the nihilist, the end of world is nigh:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    For Kierkegaard, the move to the religious stage is a commitment not to a rational principle, but to a relationship with a person
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False