A Political Philosophy Quiz On Secularism And Marxism

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A Political Philosophy Quiz On Secularism And Marxism

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Secularism blames Christianity for which of the following?
    • A. 

      The collapse of the Roman Empire

    • B. 

      The Dark Ages in Europe

    • C. 

      The Age of Enlightenment

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

  • 2. 
    Secularism is primarily concerned with which of the following?
    • A. 

      The current age

    • B. 

      Human beings

    • C. 

      Eternity

    • D. 

      A and B only

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 3. 
    Secularism is a way of seeing the world WITHOUT appealing to what?
    • A. 

      God

    • B. 

      Religon

    • C. 

      Science

    • D. 

      Evolution

    • E. 

      A and B only

  • 4. 
    If you adhere to the theory of evolution and limit reality to only the physical world, then you will necessarily affirm what?
    • A. 

      Determinism

    • B. 

      Polytheism

    • C. 

      Animism

    • D. 

      Pantheism

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    According to secularism, what is the biggest problem with humanity?
    • A. 

      Our enchantment with spiritual things

    • B. 

      Our suppression of instinctual behavior

    • C. 

      Our lack of well-evolved consciousness

    • D. 

      Our intolerance of differing opinions

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Secularism sees history as the story of development from all of the following EXCEPT what?
    • A. 

      From non-life to life

    • B. 

      From complex to simple

    • C. 

      From unintelligent to intelligent

    • D. 

      From animal to human

    • E. 

      From amoral to moral

  • 7. 
    Secularists have faith in all of the following EXCEPT what?
    • A. 

      Scientific method

    • B. 

      Naturalistic Evolution

    • C. 

      Materialism

    • D. 

      Divine Authority

    • E. 

      Human Reason

  • 8. 
    The primary document detailing the beliefs and agenda of secular humanism is called _____________________.
  • 9. 
    According to secularism, science and ___________ are opposed to one another.
  • 10. 
    According to the Humanist Manifesto, "No ______________ will save us, we must save ourselves."
  • 11. 
    Secularism claims credit for the best aspects of the Western world, while blaming Christianity for the worst aspects.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Secularism believes that education and government should be dominated by religion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Secular influence in schools is highest in the biology and physical science departments.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Most secularists believe that history is progressing toward a better world.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    According to secularists, as we evolve biologically, our ethical principals must not evolve.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Many of today's Marxists see economic struggle as the root conflict between which of the following groups?
    • A. 

      Religious and non-religious

    • B. 

      Blacks and Whites

    • C. 

      Men and women

    • D. 

      Heterosexuals and homosexuals

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    According to Marx, what is the first step toward communism?
    • A. 

      Socialism

    • B. 

      Capitalism

    • C. 

      Materialism

    • D. 

      Anarchy

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Marxism seeks to abolish which of the following?
    • A. 

      Capitalism

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      Religion

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

  • 19. 
    Where do Marxism and Postmodernism disagree?
    • A. 

      Postmodernism denies science's authority for discerning truth

    • B. 

      Postmodernism denies that Karl Marx ever existed

    • C. 

      Postmodernism agrees with the basic tenets of capitalism

    • D. 

      Postmodernism agrees with the Christian notion of sin nature

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    ______________ is the Marxist dream of a future utopian society in which the state and economic classes no longer exists and all property is publicly shared.
  • 21. 
    Karl Marx's most popular work, _______________________ lays out the course of action for the overthrow of capitalism and the formation of classless society.
  • 22. 
    According to Marx, "Religion is the _______________ of the people."
  • 23. 
    Karl Marx was a physical laborer who made his living working on a factory floor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Karl Marx advocated for a peaceful transition to communism.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    In the twentieth century, more people were killed under fascism than Marxist regimes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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