Philosophy Final Study Test

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  • 1. 
    Which of these souls did Aristotle think was unique to humans?
    • A. 

      Motive

    • B. 

      Rational

    • C. 

      Emotional

    • D. 

      Vegatative

  • 2. 
    The artist is which cause of the painting?
    • A. 

      Formal Cause

    • B. 

      Efficient Cause

    • C. 

      Final Cause

    • D. 

      Material Cause

  • 3. 
    The paint and the canvas are what cause of the painting?
    • A. 

      Formal Cause

    • B. 

      Efficient Cause

    • C. 

      Final Cause

    • D. 

      Material Cause

  • 4. 
    To depict beauty is what cause of the painting?
    • A. 

      Formal Cause

    • B. 

      Efficient Cause

    • C. 

      Final Cause

    • D. 

      Material Cause

  • 5. 
    Who is the author of Summa Theologiae?
    • A. 

      Anselm

    • B. 

      Aristotle

    • C. 

      Dawkins

    • D. 

      Aquinas

  • 6. 
    Who is the author of Natural Theology?
    • A. 

      Aquinas

    • B. 

      Paley

    • C. 

      Darwin

    • D. 

      Behe

  • 7. 
    Who is the author of Metaphysics?
    • A. 

      Aquinas

    • B. 

      Darwin

    • C. 

      Aristotle

    • D. 

      Dawkins

  • 8. 
    According to Aquinas, God's essence is what?
    • A. 

      Existence

    • B. 

      Love

    • C. 

      Sovereignty

    • D. 

      Justice

  • 9. 
    Which of these is NOT one of the characteristics of the Unmoved Mover?
    • A. 

      Eternality

    • B. 

      Immutability

    • C. 

      Love

    • D. 

      Pure Act

  • 10. 
    Which of these is a Scholastic philosopher?
    • A. 

      Socrates

    • B. 

      Aristotle

    • C. 

      Plato

    • D. 

      Augustine

  • 11. 
    What are the 5 Ways of Aquinas?
  • 12. 
    Which of the 5 Ways of Aquinas did Aquinas think was the BEST? 
  • 13. 
    Which of the 5 Ways of Aquinas did Aquinas think was the WORST?
  • 14. 
    List the Five Characteristics of Scholasticism
  • 15. 
    What are the two slogans of the Scholastic Era?
  • 16. 
    What are the 4 causes (Aristotle)?
  • 17. 
    Name the 4 models of Faith & Reason
  • 18. 
    What is the Trilemma of Evil? 
  • 19. 
    Who holds to the strong conclusion of the Problem of Evil (God does not exist)?
  • 20. 
    Who holds to the weak conclusion of the Problem of Evil (God is indifferent)?
  • 21. 
    What are the 3 avenues for truth according to René Descartes?
  • 22. 
    What are the 3 characteristics of the Enlightenment
  • 23. 
    What are the 3 kinds of Souls according to Aristotle?
  • 24. 
    What are the 3 most obvious truths according to Descartes? 
  • 25. 
    Name the 4 orthodox Theodicies
  • 26. 
    Name the 3 non-orthodox Theodicies
  • 27. 
    Name the 4 Historical Eras of Philosophy
  • 28. 
    The sub-discipline of Philosophy which examines the true nature of reality
    • A. 

      Ethics

    • B. 

      Metaphysics

    • C. 

      Logic

    • D. 

      Epistemology

  • 29. 
    The sub-discipline of Philosophy which studies the nature of knowledge
    • A. 

      Ethics

    • B. 

      Metaphysics

    • C. 

      Logic

    • D. 

      Epistemology

  • 30. 
    Which of these is NOT one of the charges against Socrates?
    • A. 

      Corrupting the youth

    • B. 

      Disbelieving the gods

    • C. 

      Treason against the government

    • D. 

      Making the waker argument stronger

  • 31. 
    Which of these was the avenue to knowledge that Descartes ultimately took?
    • A. 

      Truths within himself

    • B. 

      The study of letters

    • C. 

      The great book of the world

  • 32. 
    Which of these books is written as a prayer to God?
    • A. 

      Discourse on the Method

    • B. 

      Proslogion

    • C. 

      Critique of Pure Reason

    • D. 

      Meno

  • 33. 
    Socrates said that the ________________ life is not worth living
  • 34. 
    Socrates belonged to a group of philosophers known as Sophists
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    Who said "You can't step into the same river twice."?
    • A. 

      Heraclitus

    • B. 

      Socrates

    • C. 

      Plato

    • D. 

      Augustine

  • 36. 
    In the analogy of the Cave, what do the shadows represent?
    • A. 

      Truth

    • B. 

      Things of this world

    • C. 

      The Forms

    • D. 

      Error

  • 37. 
    Socrates believed that this world is not real.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    Socrates believed the body is a prison for the soul.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    Socrates held that all learning is recollection of knowledge learned in the Realm of the Forms.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    Creation is a good example of Special Revelation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    Who said "All truth is God's truth?"
  • 42. 
    Descartes is known as the Father of ____________________?
  • 43. 
    Which of these is NOT one of the things that Descartes doubted?
    • A. 

      Reasonings

    • B. 

      Everything could be a dream

    • C. 

      Presuppositions

    • D. 

      Sensations

  • 44. 
    According to Descartes, the existence of God is more certain than the external world.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    Rationalism is the idea that the best way to truth is through the ideas of our mind.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 46. 
    Descartes believed that the idea of a perfect being comes from ourselves.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 47. 
    Anselm defined God as __________________________________?
  • 48. 
    Which of these describes Anselm's position on the relation of faith and reason?
    • A. 

      Understanding seeking Faith

    • B. 

      Faith instead of Understanding

    • C. 

      Faith seeking Understanding

    • D. 

      Understanding instead of Faith

  • 49. 
    According to Anselm, our human nature is that we are made in God's image, but it is in tension with our _______________________.
  • 50. 
    Fideism is the idea that faith and reason are incompatible
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 51. 
    Which church father is associated with fideism?
    • A. 

      Augustine

    • B. 

      Tertullian

    • C. 

      Anselm

    • D. 

      Aristotle

  • 52. 
    Which is NOT of the characteristics of Scholasticism?
    • A. 

      Marriage of Faith and Reason

    • B. 

      Rediscovery of Plato

    • C. 

      Deductive Logic

    • D. 

      The Rise of the University

  • 53. 
    The Scholastic era is usually dated as the 11th century (1000's).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 54. 
    Which of these is considered a Scholastic thinker?
    • A. 

      Aquinas

    • B. 

      Anselm

    • C. 

      Augustine

    • D. 

      Aristotle

  • 55. 
    A ______________ is the totality of one's beliefs about reality; A general philosophy or view of life.
  • 56. 
    Which of these is NOT one of the characteristics of the Enlightenment?
    • A. 

      The death of God

    • B. 

      The Divorce of Faith and Reason

    • C. 

      Rise of Modern Science

    • D. 

      Great optimism that Reason can solve all our problems

  • 57. 
    Determinism is the position that the past entirely determines the future.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 58. 
    Libertarianism is the position that freedom doesn't exist
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 59. 
    Compatibilism is the positon that Indeterminism and Freedom are compatible
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 60. 
    Stoics, like Epictetus, as well as d'Holbach, are advocates for what position?
    • A. 

      Compatibilism

    • B. 

      Indeterminism

    • C. 

      Determinism

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 61. 
    Which of these is NOT part of a Compatibilist position?
    • A. 

      Some events are casually determined

    • B. 

      Some events are random or undetermined

    • C. 

      In at least some instances, humans have genuine freedom

  • 62. 
    Freedom is necessary in order for humans to have moral responsibility. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 63. 
    A common definition of freedom is that some actions are up to us.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 64. 
    Faith is primarily a matter of knowledge
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 65. 
    The act of faith tends to be future-oriented, that is, something that you believe will come to pass.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 66. 
    Reason is holding a proposition to be true on the basis of rational investigation
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 67. 
    Which model holds that a faith commitment is reasonable inference?
    • A. 

      Fideistic

    • B. 

      Scholastic

    • C. 

      Skeptical

    • D. 

      Evidentialist

  • 68. 
    Which model says that reason supports and parallels faith?
    • A. 

      Fideistic

    • B. 

      Scholastic

    • C. 

      Skeptical

    • D. 

      Evidentialist

  • 69. 
    Which model is supported by Tertullian and Keirkegaard?
    • A. 

      Fideistic

    • B. 

      Scholastic

    • C. 

      Skeptical

    • D. 

      Evidentialist

  • 70. 
    Which model is supported by Sam Harris and Bertrand Russell?
    • A. 

      Fideistic

    • B. 

      Scholastic

    • C. 

      Skeptical

    • D. 

      Evidentialist

  • 71. 
    Who said that Reason is a whore?
  • 72. 
    Which of these is NOT one of Nietzsche's books?
    • A. 

      The Gay Science

    • B. 

      Beyond Good and Evil

    • C. 

      Fear and Trembling

    • D. 

      The Birth of Tragedy

    • E. 

      Thus Spake Zarathustra

  • 73. 
    Who did Nietzsche think as being a poor thinker because he was ugly?  (And generally didn't like).
    • A. 

      Heraclitus

    • B. 

      Paul

    • C. 

      Kant

    • D. 

      Socrates

  • 74. 
    According to Nietasche, the slave morality is that the good is the will to power.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 75. 
    According to Nietzsche, the slave morality comes from Socrates and Christianity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 76. 
    According to Nietasche, the Apollonian aspect has to do with order and structure.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 77. 
    Nietzsche wants to philosophize with a what?
    • A. 

      Bomb

    • B. 

      Bottle of wine

    • C. 

      Hammer

    • D. 

      Statue

  • 78. 
    According to Nietzsche, the biggest idol of them all is Philosophy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 79. 
    The death of God means that the idea of God is no longer relevant in society.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 80. 
    Zarathustra proclaims the coming of who?