Chapter 10 Philosophy Quiz

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Philosophy Quizzes & Trivia

Philosophy is a way of thinking about the world, the universe, and society. It works by asking very basic questions about the nature of human thought, the nature of the universe, and the connections between them. Do you consider yourself to be a philosopher and think you have a good grip on what this study is all about? Take up this basic test and see if indeed you are one.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Agnosticism:
    • A. 

      The view that sufficient of persuasive evidence has been given to believe that God does not exist.

    • B. 

      The view that sufficient or persuasive evidence has not been given to atheism.

  • 2. 
    Atheism:
    • A. 

      The view that sufficient of persuasive evidence has been given to believe that God does not exist.

    • B. 

      Area of study within metaphysics focused primarily upon the nature of being and existence.

    • C. 

      An object in motion will remain motion unless acted upon by an external force and a body at rest will remain at rest unless acted upon by an external force.

  • 3. 
    Law of inertia:
    • A. 

      The view that sufficient of persuasive evidence has been given to believe that God does not exist.

    • B. 

      An object in motion will remain motion unless acted upon by an external force and a body at rest will remain at rest unless acted upon by an external force.

    • C. 

      An object in motion will remain motion unless acted upon by an external force and a body at rest will remain at rest unless acted upon by an external force.

  • 4. 
    Ontology:
    • A. 

      An object in motion will remain motion unless acted upon by an external force and a body at rest will remain at rest unless acted

    • B. 

      Area of study within metaphysics focused primarily upon the nature of being and existence.

    • C. 

      An argument that appears to prove God's existence based upon our idea of God

  • 5. 
    Ontological argument:
    • A. 

      Area of study within metaphysics focused primarily upon the nature of being and existence.

    • B. 

      An object in motion will remain motion unless acted upon by an external force and a body at rest will remain at rest unless acted

    • C. 

      An argument that appears to prove God's existence based upon our idea of God

  • 6. 
    Principle of sufficient:
    • A. 

      The belief that God or many gods or that God is everything.

    • B. 

      The claim that for every positive fact of existence there is some, at least one, explanation for its existence.

    • C. 

      A systematic study of the nature and existence of God or gods.

  • 7. 
    Principle of universal explanations:
    • A. 

      The claim that for every positive fact of existence there is some, at least one, explanation for its existence.

    • B. 

      A systematic study of the nature and existence of God or gods.

    • C. 

      The claim that for every positive fact of existence there is some, at least one, explanation for its existence.

  • 8. 
    Theism:
    • A. 

      A systematic study of the nature and existence of God or gods.

    • B. 

      The belief that God or many gods or that God is everything.

    • C. 

      A systematic study of the nature and existence of God or gods.

  • 9. 
    Theologian:
    • A. 

      A systematic study of the nature and existence of God or gods.

    • B. 

      The belief that God or many gods or that God is everything.

    • C. 

      A systematic study of the nature and existence of God or gods.

  • 10. 
    According to Saint Anselm, God's existence could be proven by starting with the:
    • A. 

      Bible

    • B. 

      Miracle of Jesus

    • C. 

      Idea of God

  • 11. 
    According to the ontological proof of God's existence:
    • A. 

      God is the greatest conceivable or the most perfect being

    • B. 

      Evil is necessary for free will

    • C. 

      God is the unmoved mover

  • 12. 
    The principle of universal explanation states that:
    • A. 

      Every positive fact of reality has an explanation

    • B. 

      God is uncased cause

    • C. 

      Some explanations are universally accepted

  • 13. 
    For Saint Thomas Aquinas, God was:
    • A. 

      An enigma wrapped in a mystery

    • B. 

      An uncaused cause

    • C. 

      An object of mystical intuition

  • 14. 
    To prove God's role as a designer of the universe, William Paley draws an analogy to finding a :
    • A. 

      Bible

    • B. 

      Watch

    • C. 

      Butterfly

  • 15. 
    According to someone like Sigmund Freud, God is:
    • A. 

      The greatest conceivable being

    • B. 

      The unmoved mover

    • C. 

      A creation of man to soothe his fear

  • 16. 
    As discussed in this episode, the reality of the big bang theory as an account of the origin of the universe:
    • A. 

      Proves God does not exist

    • B. 

      Proves God must exist

    • C. 

      Neither supports nor undermines the possibility of God's existence.

  • 17. 
    Darwin's theory of evolution raised problems for the traditional argument from design since:
    • A. 

      According to Darwin there is no design or order

    • B. 

      Design and order could be accounted for naturalistically.

    • C. 

      God cannot be all things or God doesn't exist.

  • 18. 
    The problem of evil initially claims that if God is all good, all knowing, all powerful, and there is fact evil then:
    • A. 

      God has abandoned Earth

    • B. 

      God is not true.

    • C. 

      God cannot be all of those things or God doesn't exist.