Intro To Philosophy Quiz Part- II

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 49

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  • 1. 
    The psychologist who is famous for the view that unconscious motives explain behavior is:
    • A. 

      B.F. Skinner

    • B. 

      Stanley Morgan

    • C. 

      Sigmund Freud

    • D. 

      Phillip Zimbardo

  • 2. 
    If Determinism is true, then the fact that you are reading this question right now was caused by events that occurred before the Earth came into existence.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The Problem of Fatalism does NOT assume the following:
    • A. 

      No matter what you do tomorrow, you couldn't  do otherwise.

    • B. 

      Any statement about the future is either true or false

    • C. 

      What you do today cannot make a difference in what happens to you tomorrow.

  • 4. 
    According to the Problem of Divine Foreknowledge, the following is NOT true:
    • A. 

      God does not know what you will do tomorrow.

    • B. 

      If God knew yesterday that you were going to do this problem, then you could not have refrained from doing this problem.

    • C. 

      God knows everything you will do.

  • 5. 
    According to this week's Video Lecture, Compatibilists hold that determinism does not preclude our acting freely.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Clarence Darrow argued that Leopold and Loeb were not responsible for murdering Bobby Franks, because they were a product of their heredity and environment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    According to Rachels, researchers have concluded that the major components of our personalities are due to our genes by about this much:
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      75%

    • D. 

      90%

  • 8. 
    The Good Samaritan Experiment shows that the more religious a person is, the more likely he/she is to be a Good Samaritan.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Rachels says that no one who is born bad can ever improve.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Clarence Darrow's view is that no one is responsible for anything.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The reason that we think we are doing things spontaneously and freely, according to Laplace, is that we want to hold people responsible for their actions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Suppose you move your finger, and you feel like the movement was entirely caused by your decision.  The following scientist did an experiment that seems to show that your decision itself may have been caused by an earlier neural firing. 
    • A. 

      Kornhuber

    • B. 

      Delgado

    • C. 

      Wilder

    • D. 

      Laplace

  • 13. 
    According to Rachels, having a teenage mother is a social factor that has been shown statistically to be predictive of criminal behavior.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Rachels mentions this person as an example of someone whose behavior can be explained without free choice playing any part:
    • A. 

      Jack Yufe

    • B. 

      James Alan

    • C. 

      Eric Rudolph

    • D. 

      C.D. Batson

  • 15. 
    This person is known for arguing that the future might be fixed because of the laws of logic:
    • A. 

      Darrow

    • B. 

      Aristotle

    • C. 

      Laplace

    • D. 

      Skinner

  • 16. 
    The following experiment indicates that genetics plays an important role in determining moral character:
    • A. 

      The Stanford Experiment

    • B. 

      The Good Samaritan Experiment

    • C. 

      The Stanley Milgram Experiment

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    This scientist used surgery to show the causal connection between brain events and mental events:
    • A. 

      Delgado

    • B. 

      Kornhuber

    • C. 

      Penfield

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    When Jose Delgado did his brain-stimulating experiment on humans and was able to get them to move their bodies, they didn't give any reasons for their movements.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The main conclusion drawn from the Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart would be much weaker if the following was true:
    • A. 

      Identical twins have very similar genes.

    • B. 

      The identical twins that were tested were reared apart.

    • C. 

      The evidence of similarities in personalities was purely anecdotal. 

  • 20. 
    According to Clarence Darrow, no one is morally better than Leopold or Loeb.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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