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Philosophy Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What three-letter abbreviation, placed at the end of a proof, stands for "what was to be proven"?
    • A. 

      E.O.P.

    • B. 

      S.I.I.

    • C. 

      Q.E.D.

    • D. 

      A.K.A.

  • 2. 
    In what work by Voltaire is the hero expelled from "the best of all possible castles"?
    • A. 

      The Prince

    • B. 

      On The Road

    • C. 

      Candide

    • D. 

      Atlas Shrugged

  • 3. 
    What Greek philosopher said: "The unexamined life is not worth living"?
    • A. 

      Aristophanes

    • B. 

      Socrates

    • C. 

      Xeno

    • D. 

      Plato

  • 4. 
    What comedy troupe name-checked numerous philosophers in their "Bruce's Philosophers Song"?
    • A. 

      The Kids In The Hall

    • B. 

      Monty Python

    • C. 

      The Compass Players

    • D. 

      The Groundlings

  • 5. 
    What philosophical position consists of a definite belief in the non-existence of gods or deities?
    • A. 

      Deism

    • B. 

      Agnosticism

    • C. 

      Atheism

    • D. 

      Positivism

  • 6. 
    Rene Descartes' statement "Cogito, ergo sum" means what?
    • A. 

      I Think, Therefore I Am

    • B. 

      To Each His Own

    • C. 

      Mercy Above All

    • D. 

      All Things Being Equal

  • 7. 
    What Scottish philosopher and economist spoke of an "invisible hand" guiding the market?
    • A. 

      William Of Occam

    • B. 

      John Duns Scotus

    • C. 

      Adam Smith

    • D. 

      Jeremy Bentham

  • 8. 
    Whose book "The Prince" dealt with methods for acquiring and retaining power?
    • A. 

      Bertrand Russell

    • B. 

      Jean-Paul Sartre

    • C. 

      Niccolo Machiavelli

    • D. 

      Benedict Spinoza

  • 9. 
    What word, paired with collective, featured prominently in the work of Carl Jung?
    • A. 

      Unconscious

    • B. 

      Economy

    • C. 

      Energy

    • D. 

      Ideal

  • 10. 
    Whose "Wager" or "Gambit" gives an analytical justification for believing in God?
    • A. 

      Sir Francis Bacon's

    • B. 

      Plato's

    • C. 

      David Hume's

    • D. 

      Blaise Pascal's

  • 11. 
    What Bill Watterson comic strip featured two characters named for famous thinkers?
    • A. 

      Calvin And Hobbes

    • B. 

      Doonesbury

    • C. 

      Zits

    • D. 

      Andy Capp

  • 12. 
    What writer composed philosophical texts as well as "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"?
    • A. 

      Bertrand Russell

    • B. 

      Charles Dickens

    • C. 

      J. M. Barrie

    • D. 

      Lewis Carroll