Philosophy Questions & Answers

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Philosophy Questions & Answers

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  • 1. 
    King is writing his "Letter from Birmingham Jail" primarily in response to:
    • A. 

      The officials who threw him in jail for protesting

    • B. 

      The protestors who marched in solidarity with him

    • C. 

      White religious leaders who wrote that what he did was unwise

    • D. 

      The members of his congregation who were upset by what happened to him

  • 2. 
    When King talks about creating non-violent tension in society, he compares himself to:
    • A. 

      Jesus

    • B. 

      Socrates

    • C. 

      Gandhi

    • D. 

      St. Augustine

  • 3. 
    King believes that the main purpose of direct action is to open the door to negotiation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    According to King, an unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with:
    • A. 

      The will of the majority

    • B. 

      The will of the minority

    • C. 

      One's personal conscience

    • D. 

      The moral law

  • 5. 
    King thinks that the giant hurdle in the march to liberation for the African-American is:
    • A. 

      The white Citizens Councilor

    • B. 

      The Ku Klux Klan

    • C. 

      The indifferent person who fears confrontation

    • D. 

      The white moderate who is devoted to law and order

  • 6. 
    King claims that Jesus Christ, Abraham Lincoln, John Bunyan, and Thomas Jefferson were all extremists.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Suppose that Rachels' interpretation of Socrates' view in the Crito is correct.  Then Socrates' view is inconsistent with King's view about when it is okay to break a law.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    King was arrested in Birmingham for:
    • A. 

      Parading without a permit

    • B. 

      Joining the bus boycott

    • C. 

      Participating in a sit-in

    • D. 

      Holding a prayer vigil

  • 9. 
    King says that when a law binding on everyone is passed by the majority, members of the minority who didn't agree with the law may deem it unjust and not obey it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    According to King, everyone's character is equally good.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    If there is no God, then Aquinas' version of Natural Law Theory can't be correct.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    According to the lecture, if a person does not obey the law, then that person does not comply with the law.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    According to this philosopher, Natural Law Theory fallaciously assumes that if something is a certain way, then it ought to be that way:
    • A. 

      St. Thomas Aquinas

    • B. 

      St. Augustine

    • C. 

      David Hume

    • D. 

      Socrates

  • 14. 
    One explanation that Aquinas does not give for why so many people violate the natural laws is this:
    • A. 

      They don't believe in God.

    • B. 

      They allow their emotions to overpower their reason.

    • C. 

      They don't know what is good for them.

  • 15. 
    According to King, we can wait for the passage of time to bring progress in racial matters.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    According to King, segregation is bad for the oppressor because he or she will be punished by God.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Rachels would not agree with Dr. King that Socrates was a civil disobedient.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Self-purification is NOT one of the steps in the non-violent action approach.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    According to King, a law that is not moral can still have binding force.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Given how "civil disobedience" is defined in the lecture, the following is NOT necessarily true of a civil disobedient:
    • A. 

      She has broken the law in a way that is morally right.

    • B. 

      She has broken the law in a way that she believes is morally right.

    • C. 

      She has broken the law for moral or political reasons.

    • D. 

      She has broken the law in a public way.

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