Philosophical Assessment Of Knowledge

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Philosophy Quizzes & Trivia

Roundabout summary of all material covered in the first three weeks of class. The notes to create this quiz were provided by Jim Stover, Philosophy Professor at Wheeling Jesuit University.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Philosophy is Greek for:
    • A. 

      Love of Wisdom

    • B. 

      Desire of Knowledge

    • C. 

      First Two

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 2. 
    What is the study of the nature of ultimate reality?
    • A. 

      Epistemology

    • B. 

      Ethics

    • C. 

      Aesthetics

    • D. 

      Metaphysics

    • E. 

      Logic

  • 3. 
    What is the study of the theory of knowledge?
    • A. 

      Metaphysics

    • B. 

      Epistemology

    • C. 

      Ethics

    • D. 

      Aesthetics

    • E. 

      Logic

  • 4. 
    What is the study of arguments and proper reasoning?
    • A. 

      Metaphysics

    • B. 

      Epistemology

    • C. 

      Ethics

    • D. 

      Aesthetics

    • E. 

      Logic

  • 5. 
    What is the study of how we should act?
    • A. 

      Metaphysics

    • B. 

      Epistemology

    • C. 

      Ethics

    • D. 

      Aesthetics

    • E. 

      Logic

  • 6. 
    What is the study of art and beauty?
    • A. 

      Metaphysics

    • B. 

      Epistemology

    • C. 

      Ethics

    • D. 

      Aesthetics

    • E. 

      Logic

  • 7. 
    _________ is the belief that the highest knowledge comes from reason.
  • 8. 
    _________ is the belief that the highest knowledge comes from experience.
  • 9. 
    Who came up with the story about the prisoners in the cave and made major contributions to rationalism?
    • A. 

      Plato

    • B. 

      Stalin

    • C. 

      Kant

  • 10. 
    Which is not a criticism of Plato's Theory of Forms?
    • A. 

      Third Man Argument

    • B. 

      How can forms in the world of forms be more real than the forms that exist on Earth?

    • C. 

      Modern science would have its way with his theory.

    • D. 

      How could we ever gain knowledge of the forms apart from particulars?

    • E. 

      How can you relate the form of good to human behavior?

    • F. 

      Plato was a crazy man and everyone called him the local drunk.

  • 11. 
    Why do we need universals?
    • A. 

      For objects of intellect (particular dog universal dog)

    • B. 

      To provide subject matter for the sciences

    • C. 

      To ground predication (this apple is red)

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 12. 
    The Principle of Parsimony:
    • A. 

      Use the most simple explanation for things

    • B. 

      Not sure if we need to know this

  • 13. 
    Which is false about Extreme Realism?
    • A. 

      It's the idea Plato held

    • B. 

      The theory that there is a single universal reality outside the mind, which corresponds with each universal idea in the mind. (World of Ideas)

    • C. 

      Idealists believe in extreme realism

    • D. 

      Plato rejected extreme realism

  • 14. 
    Plato's student Aristotle and St. Thomas believed that:
    • A. 

      The concept of universal ideas exists only in the mind, but is abstracted from sensible real things. (Moderate Realism)

    • B. 

      Nominalism

    • C. 

      Universal ideas exist in the mind, distinct from sense images, but do not correspond to any objective common element existing outside the mind in things

  • 15. 
    What is Conceptualism?
    • A. 

      Universal ideas exist in the mind, distinct from sense images, but do not correspond to any objective common element existing outside the mind in things

    • B. 

      A belief held by Peter Abelard

    • C. 

      All of the Above

  • 16. 
    What is the opposite of realism?
    • A. 

      Conceptualism

    • B. 

      Nominalism

    • C. 

      Nothing is opposite of realism

  • 17. 
    Which is not a major source of knowledge?
    • A. 

      Appeal to Authority

    • B. 

      Appeal to Sense Perception

    • C. 

      Appeal to Reason

    • D. 

      Appeal to Communication

    • E. 

      Appeal to Intuition

  • 18. 
    Fit the following definition with one of the terms below.-testimony as a source
    • A. 

      Appeal to Authority

    • B. 

      Appeal to Sense Perception

    • C. 

      Appeal to Reason

    • D. 

      Appeal to Intuiton

  • 19. 
    Fit the following definition with one of the terms below.-the senses as a source
    • A. 

      Appeal to Authority

    • B. 

      Appeal to Sense Perception

    • C. 

      Appeal to Reason

    • D. 

      Appeal to Intuiton

  • 20. 
    Fit the following definition with one of the terms below.-thinking as a source
    • A. 

      Appeal to Authority

    • B. 

      Appeal to Sense Perception

    • C. 

      Appeal to Reason

    • D. 

      Appeal to Intuiton

  • 21. 
    Fit the following definition with one of the terms below.-insight as a source
    • A. 

      Appeal to Authority

    • B. 

      Appeal to Sense Perception

    • C. 

      Appeal to Reason

    • D. 

      Appeal to Intuiton

  • 22. 
    Which is a major perspective on Epistemology?
    • A. 

      Skepticism

    • B. 

      Rationalism

    • C. 

      Empiricism

    • D. 

      The Kantan Critique

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 23. 
    Match the following definition with a term below.-a denial of the possibility of some or all knowledge
    • A. 

      Skepticism

    • B. 

      Rationalism

    • C. 

      Empiricism

    • D. 

      The Kantian Critique

  • 24. 
    Match the following definition with a term below.-the view that knowledge is derived primarily from reason
    • A. 

      Skepticism

    • B. 

      Rationalism

    • C. 

      Empiricism

    • D. 

      The Kantian Critique

  • 25. 
    Match the following definition with a term below.-the view that knowledge is derived mostly from sense experience
    • A. 

      Skepticism

    • B. 

      Rationalism

    • C. 

      Empiricism

    • D. 

      The Kantian Critique

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