Philosophy Exam Trivia: Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    "God does not exist" is
    • A. 

      Descriptive

    • B. 

      Normative

  • 2. 
    "God exists" is
    • A. 

      Descriptive

    • B. 

      Normative

  • 3. 
    God said, "Thou shalt not kill" is
    • A. 

      Descriptive

    • B. 

      Normative

  • 4. 
    "Murder is more common now than it was twenty years ago" is
    • A. 

      Descriptive

    • B. 

      Normative

  • 5. 
    Scientific laws are
    • A. 

      Descriptive

    • B. 

      Normative

  • 6. 
    "Most Americans learn their moral views from religion" is
    • A. 

      Descriptive

    • B. 

      Normative

  • 7. 
    In the sentence, "If it rains out, then the streets are wet" which part is the antecedent?
    • A. 

      If it rains out

    • B. 

      Then the streets are wet

    • C. 

      Both of the above

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    According to Rachels, to reject the Divine Command Theory is to reject God
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    According to the Divine Command Theory, an act is right if God commands it, wrong if God forbids it. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The Euthyphro Dilemma asks the question.
    • A. 

      Can God make a rock so big he cannot lift it?

    • B. 

      Is right conduct right because God commands it or does God command it because it is right?

    • C. 

      How do we know which religion is correct?

    • D. 

      Does God really want us to do the right thing or does he just want to punish us?

  • 11. 
    If right conduct is right merely because God commands it, then
    • A. 

      God's commands are arbitrary, meaning there is no reason why God gave the commands he did.

    • B. 

      There is a moral standard that is independent of God's will

    • C. 

      Both of the above

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    If God commands right conduct because it is right, then there is NO reason why God gives the commands he does.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    If God commands us not to lie because lying is wrong, then
    • A. 

      Lying is wrong but not merely because God said it.

    • B. 

      There is a reason why lying is wrong that cannot be reduced to God's saying it is wrong.

    • C. 

      The reason lying is wrong is the reason we are looking for when we ask what makes right actions right.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    On the Divine Command Theory, right and wrong is subjective.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    If a claim is normative, that means
    • A. 

      It is merely a matter of opinion

    • B. 

      It is prescriptive

    • C. 

      It is descriptive

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    According to Simple Subjectivism, moral claims are meaningless.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    If we can be wrong in our moral evaluations, Simple Subjectivism is
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    If Simple Subjectivism is true when one person says X is right and another person says X is wrong, they are having a moral disagreement.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    If there really are moral disagreements, then Simple Subjectivism is
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Simple Subjectivism is a subjectivist view.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    If Simple Subjectivism is true, we are always right in our moral evaluations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    If a claim is descriptive, its purpose is to state what IS the case.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    If a claim is prescriptive, its purpose is to state what OUGHT to be. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Prescriptive claims are also called
    • A. 

      Descriptive claims

    • B. 

      Normative claims

    • C. 

      Norman V. claims

    • D. 

      Mere matters of opinion

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    "Capital punishment does not deter crime" is
    • A. 

      Descriptive

    • B. 

      Normative

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