Philosophy Review

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Philosophy Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz that is generated from past homeworks and quizzes from my philosophy class that I am using to study for my final assessment.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    “Let me tell you why Hank ought not to take that math course. First, it’s too hard and he’ll probably flunk it. Second, he’s going to spend the whole term in a state of frustration. Third, he’ll probably get depressed and do poorly in all the rest of his courses.” The primary issue here is whether Hank
    • A. 

      Ought to take the math course

    • B. 

      Would flunk the math course

    • C. 

      Will spend the whole term in a state of frustration

    • D. 

      Will get depressed and do poorly in all the rest of his courses.

  • 2. 
    “It’s clear that the mainstream media have lost interest in classical music. For example, the NBC network used to have its own classical orchestra conducted by Arturo Toscanini, but no such orchestra exists now. One newspaper, the no-longer-existent Washington Star, used to have thirteen classical music reviewers; that’s more than twice as many as the New York Times has now. H. L. Mencken and other columnists used to devote considerable space to classical music; nowadays, you almost never see it mentioned in a major column.” The primary issue here is whether
    • A. 

      Popular taste has turned away from classical music.

    • B. 

      Newspapers are employing fewer writers on classical music

    • C. 

      The mainstream media have lost interest in classical music

  • 3. 
    Identify the conclusion: There is trouble in the Middle East,, there is a recession under way at home, and all economic indicators are trending downward. it seems likely, then that the only way the stock market can go is down.
    • A. 

      Then that the only way the stock market can go is down

    • B. 

      The only way the stock market can go is down

    • C. 

      There is trouble in the middle east

  • 4. 
    Identify the conclusion: Carl would like to help out, but he won't be in town. We'll have to find someone else who owns a truck.
    • A. 

      Carl won't be in town

    • B. 

      Carl would like to help out, but he won't be in town.

    • C. 

      We'll have to find someone else who owns a truck