Consequences Of Ideas : Quiz 3 Of 16 - Chapter 2 "Plato"

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Consequences Of Ideas : Quiz 3 Of 16 - Chapter 2 "Plato"

Quiz on chapter 2 of R. C. Sproul's book The Consequences of Ideas.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The ideas and attitudes of pragmatism and skepticism were incarnated by which group in the fifth century? (Type one word for your answer.)
  • 2. 
    Which of the following does Georgias not argue? (You may choose more than one)
    • A. 

      All statements are false

    • B. 

      Nothing exists

    • C. 

      If anything exists it is unknowable

    • D. 

      Rhetoric is the only viable means for the development of truth

    • E. 

      If anything is knowable it is incommunicable

  • 3. 
    Who is sometimes referred to as the savior of Western Civilization?
  • 4. 
    According to Plato we know a chair
    • A. 

      Because of our experiences with physical chairs

    • B. 

      Because we had someone talk to us about chairs and draw out the knowledge through questions

    • C. 

      Because we feel a deep existential need for a chair

    • D. 

      Because we remember a knowledge of "chairness" from our soul's sojourn in the ideal world

    • E. 

      None of the preceding statements accurately approximates Plato's theory

  • 5. 
    Which of the following metaphors were used to describe teachers, teaching, or philosophers?
    • A. 

      A fisherman

    • B. 

      A man who has seen the sun outside the cave

    • C. 

      A cobbler

    • D. 

      A leader

    • E. 

      A midwife

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not a statement made or implied about Plato in the chapter.
    • A. 

      Plato tried to develop a theory of being the would reconcile the realities of flux and permanence

    • B. 

      Plato believed that the human soul existed prior to the soul entering a human being or material receptacle.

    • C. 

      Plato's epistemology and Ontology are not connected

    • D. 

      Plato believed the the virtuous life is attained when reason holds the spirit and and the passions of a man in balance.

    • E. 

      Plato saw a similarity between Geometry and Philosophy.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is/are true about Plato's life? (You may select more than one.)
    • A. 

      He was killed for corrupting the youth of Athens.

    • B. 

      His magnum opus is the The Republic.

    • C. 

      He is famous for saying "Man is the measure of all things"

    • D. 

      He grew up in the Golden Age of Greece.

    • E. 

      He founded The Academy that got its name from Socrates' teaching style.

  • 8. 
    The allegory of the cave is intended to illustrate what central idea?
    • A. 

      The importance of good lighting

    • B. 

      The concept of a material and an ideal world.

    • C. 

      The epistemological problem with shadows

    • D. 

      People's desire to suppress the truth in unrighteousness

    • E. 

      The absence of any attainable objective reality

  • 9. 
    According to Plato in the reading, which of the following describes the philosopher's task?
    • A. 

      He seeks the universal being dissatisfied with a list of particulars.

    • B. 

      He cannot be satisfied with empirical or sensory knowledge.

    • C. 

      He pursues the perfect idea of the good.

    • D. 

      He seeks to discover the very essence of beauty and virtue.

    • E. 

      He engages in a pursuit that rejects the ideas of sophism and relativism.

  • 10. 
    What is the name of Plato's mentor?
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