Consequences Of Ideas : Quiz 7 Of 16 - Chapter 6 "Rene Descartes"

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Consequences Of Ideas : Quiz 7 Of 16 - Chapter 6 "Rene Descartes"

Quiz 7 based on R. C. Sproul's book The Consequences of Ideas.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The clear, distinct, and unquestionable knowledge that a triangle has three sides is used as an example of 
    • A. 

      Induction

    • B. 

      Deduction

    • C. 

      Extension

    • D. 

      Intuition

    • E. 

      Syllogism

    • F. 

      Symbolic logic

  • 2. 
    Equipollence was a philosophical idea that
    • A. 

      Denied the existence of truth

    • B. 

      Denied the existence of error

    • C. 

      Claimed that philosophy was nonsense

    • D. 

      Allowed philosophers to suspend judgement on ideas

  • 3. 
    Which of the following are we told about Montaigne in the reading (on page 80)
    • A. 

      He believed that "phenomena" was the only reliable source of knowledge

    • B. 

      He was a fideistic skeptic

    • C. 

      He believed that natural reason could not attain knowledge about being

    • D. 

      He believed that certainty about God can only come from faith

  • 4. 
    Which of the following was the great scientific discovery that Copernicus is most directly connected with?
    • A. 

      The heliocentric view of the universe

    • B. 

      The geocentric view of the universe

    • C. 

      Gravity

    • D. 

      Elliptical planetary motion

    • E. 

      The movement of the stars as opposed to the movement of the earth

  • 5. 
    According to the reading, which of the following is true?
    • A. 

      Mathematics is an extension of logic

    • B. 

      Logic is an extension of mathematics

    • C. 

      Both are true

    • D. 

      Neither are true

  • 6. 
    Which of the following was the great scientific discovery that Johannes Kepler is most directly connected with?
    • A. 

      The heliocentric view of the universe

    • B. 

      The geocentric view of the universe

    • C. 

      Gravity

    • D. 

      Elliptical planetary motion

    • E. 

      The movement of the stars as opposed to the movement of the earth

  • 7. 
    The movement from the particular to the general is called
    • A. 

      Induction

    • B. 

      Deduction

    • C. 

      Equipollence

    • D. 

      Syllogism

  • 8. 
    The logical movement from the general to the particular is called
    • A. 

      Induction

    • B. 

      Deduction

    • C. 

      Equipollence

    • D. 

      Syllogism

  • 9. 
    If Descartes is known for anything, he is known for
    • A. 

      His defense of the existence of God

    • B. 

      His rigorous skepticism

    • C. 

      His explanation of the relationship between thoughts and actions

    • D. 

      His expression "Cogito ergo sum"

    • E. 

      His four rules for the quest for truth

  • 10. 
    The question of how a thought produces an action is best explained for Descartes by
    • A. 

      A triangle

    • B. 

      A line

    • C. 

      Extension

    • D. 

      Intuition

    • E. 

      A point

    • F. 

      Symbolic logic

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