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Intro to Philosophy Quiz

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Intro to Philosophy Quiz
1. Philosophy comes from 2 Greek words; philo, meaning love of, and sophia. What does the
Greek word sophia mean?
a. Self
b. Knowledge
c. Wisdom
d. Beauty
2. What is an example of a “philosophical” question?
a. “What time is it?”
b. “How is the weather?”
c. “When do you get off work?”
d. “What is the meaning of life?”
3. Philosophy can be divided into 2 broad traditions; Western and Eastern. Which philosopher
would fall under the Eastern tradition?
a. Plato
b. Confucius
c. Aristotle
d. John Locke
4. The first field of study we encountered in philosophy is Epistemology. What is epistemology
the study of?
a. Self
b. Knowledge
c. Wisdom
d. Beauty
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5. In the field of Epistemology, the Western tradition claims there are 4 ways to acquire insight.
What would reading a book fall under?
a. Experience
b. Instinct
c. Logic & Reason
d. Divine Revelation
6. John Locke states that we receive “positive ideas from privative causes”. What does the
word “privative” mean in this context?
a. Ridiculous
b. Basic
c. Negative
d. Internal
7. In Plato’s “Allegory of the cave”, what word would explain most what the story is about?
a. Nature
b. Reality
c. Death
d. Love
8. From our reading of Confucius’ Analects, what word would explain the general theme of
Book 3?
a. Dao
b. Ren
c. Li
d. Ritual
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9. From our reading of Confucius’ Analects, what word would explain the general theme of
Book 4?
a. Dao
b. Ren
c. Li
d. Ritual
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