What’s Up With Philosophy ? Fun Quiz Chapter

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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. Test out how well you know what`s up with philosophy by taking this fun quiz on chapter 9.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Absolute theories of time:
    • A. 

      Typically having to do with the theories of motion and universal gravitation described by Isaac Newton

    • B. 

      The view that time exists independently of things and that time would pass or occur even if nothing was happening in the world.

    • C. 

      The view that time is in motion.

  • 2. 
    Einsteins relativity theories:
    • A. 

      Two claims are said to be incompatible when it is not possible for both of them to be simultaneously true though they could both be simultaneously false.

    • B. 

      Special theory of relativity: concerns space/time and the claim that all of the laws of physics are equally valid in all non accelerated frame of reference.

    • C. 

      General Theory: An extension of the special theory of relativity to geometric theory of gravitation with principle that gravitational and inertial forces are equivalent.

  • 3. 
    Flow of theory of time:
    • A. 

      The view that time is in motion.

    • B. 

      The view that time exists independently of things and that time would pass or occur even if nothing was happening in the world.

    • C. 

      When two apparently justified beliefs are seen to be incompatible or inconsistent.

  • 4. 
    Incompatible:
    • A. 

      Both of them to be simultaneously true though they could both be simultaneously false.

    • B. 

      Generated from the special theory of relativity in which twins are no longer the same age .

  • 5. 
    Newtonian physics:
    • A. 

      Typically having to do with the theories of motion and universal gravitation described by Isaac Newton

    • B. 

      Generated from the special theory of relativity in which twins are no longer the same age .

    • C. 

      General Theory: An extension of the special theory of relativity to geometric theory of gravitation with principle that gravitational and inertial forces are equivalent.

  • 6. 
    Paradox:
    • A. 

      When two apparently justified beliefs are seen to be incompatible or inconsistent.

    • B. 

      Generated from the special theory of relativity in which twins are no longer the same age .

    • C. 

      The view that time is in motion.

  • 7. 
    Relational theories of time:
    • A. 

      Generated from the special theory of relativity in which twins are no longer the same age .

    • B. 

      The view that time could not exist independently of the existence of changing things and thus time should be conceived of as a kind of dimension of changing things.

    • C. 

      When two apparently justified beliefs are seen to be incompatible or inconsistent.

  • 8. 
    Twin Paradox:
    • A. 

      Generated from the special theory of relativity in which twins are no longer the same age .

    • B. 

      A need for uniform global time by railroads

    • C. 

      Is a part of the future and the past which do not exist

  • 9. 
    According to this episode, the Earth's 24 time zones resulted from:
    • A. 

      A need for uniform global time by airlines

    • B. 

      A need for uniform global time by military planners

    • C. 

      A need for uniform global time by railroads.

  • 10. 
    Aristotle found the existence of the present difficult since the present:
    • A. 

      Is always changing

    • B. 

      Never changes, it always remains the same

    • C. 

      Is a part of the future and the past which do not exist.

  • 11. 
    According to J.M.E. Mc Taggert, time is:
    • A. 

      Unreal

    • B. 

      Absolute and real

    • C. 

      Real buy only an idea

  • 12. 
    McTaffert argued that no event could be said to be past, present, and future since these properties are:
    • A. 

      Incompatible

    • B. 

      Of different durations

    • C. 

      Imbalanced regarding their extent

  • 13. 
    The view that time is a mind-dependent intuition was held by:
    • A. 

      Aristotle

    • B. 

      Plato

    • C. 

      Kant

  • 14. 
    According to the flow or passage view of time:
    • A. 

      Time actually has motion or movement

    • B. 

      There is only the present, and time motions is an illusion

    • C. 

      "I don't know"

  • 15. 
    St. Augustine's understanding of the nature of time is best summed by the quote:
    • A. 

      "I don't know"

    • B. 

      "Who cares"

  • 16. 
    The twin paradox was the result of:
    • A. 

      Newton's theory

    • B. 

      Mc Tagger's paradoxes of times

    • C. 

      Einstein's special theory of relativity.

  • 17. 
    Einstein seemed to prove that as one approaches the speed of light:
    • A. 

      Time slows relative to another, slower, frame of reference

    • B. 

      Time speeds up

    • C. 

      Time converts from seconds to nanoseconds