Quiz 1


Readings through Chapter 1


Please write the number of the correct answer after each number of the question on a lined piece of paper. Please place your name and the date at the top of the page before turning it in. Thank you...

  1. Metaphysics is

    1. the study of the first principles of being.
    2. the study of human knowledge.
    3. the study of values, their nature, and types.

  2. Epistemology is

    1. the study of the first principles of being.
    2. the study of human knowledge.
    3. the study of values, their nature, and types.

  3. Axiology is

    1. the study of the first principles of being.
    2. the study of human knowledge.
    3. the study of values, their nature, and types.

  4. Native American philosophy is rooted in animism, which is a belief in

    1. the sacredness of nature.
    2. the sacredness of reason.
    3. the sacredness of animosity.
    4. All of the above.
    5. None of the above.

  5. Philosophy

    1. is about being human.
    2. means "love of wisdom."
    3. is something you already know and do.
    4. is all of the above.
    5. is none of the above.

  6. Aristotle said we are not born good or bad. Rather, we learn to be one or the other by

    1. learning from others.
    2. study.
    3. practice.

  7. The single most important legacy of the Pre-Socratics is

    1. that they came before Socrates.
    2. their theories of cosmogony presaging modern science.
    3. the proceess by which they speculated on fundamental philosophical questions.

  8. Socrates is best known for his

    1. view that everything is relative
    2. dialectical method
    3. emphasis on rituals and cultured behavior

  9. The Sophists are best known for their

    1. view that everything is relative
    2. dialectical method
    3. emphasis on rituals and cultured behavior

  10. Confucius is best known for his

    1. view that everything is relative
    2. dialectical method
    3. emphasis on rituals and cultured behavior

  11. Plato's Allegory of the Cave was meant to illustrate that

    1. we are prisoners of our own untested assumptions.
    2. we are happiest when we follow our entelechy-- our inborn urge to be rational.
    3. there are no absolutes; everything depends on the culture in which it is found.

12. Please match the following:

a. the Sophists
b. Aristotle
c. Buddhism
___ 1. Desire and attachment cause our suffering.
___ 2. Man is the measure of all things.
___ 3. Moderation--the Golden Mean--is the ideal path for man.

Subtract 7 points for each wrong answer.



by Colby Glass, MLIS.

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