Mock Test #2

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Prabhpreet Gill
Metaphysics Mock Test
Part A – True/False
1. The charvaka philosophers accepted the spiritualism of their countrymen.
2. The charvaka philosophers believed that the only source of knowledge is our sense of perception.
3. Democritus believed that the universe is made of atoms and empty space, including the soul.
4. Hobbes advocated that mental states are not the same as brain states.
5. Deterministic materialism states that every event has a cause.
6. Reductionistic materialism states that the whole can be explained in parts or units.
7. Idealists believe that matter is greater than the mind.
8. Berkeley claimed that only the conscious mind and its ideas and perceptions are reality.
9. Berkeley claimed that the external world is not a collection of perceptions.
10. Objective idealism is the belief that all we know are our own ideas.
Part B – Multiple Choice
1. Which one of the following philosophers is not an idealist?
a) St. Augustine
b) George Berkeley
c) Thomas Hobbes
d) Vasubanbhu
c) non-existent
d) an idea
2. Idealism is the belief that reality is essentially
a) measurable
b) quantitative
3. Which one of the following philosophers is a determinist?
a) Thomas Hobbes
b) Marquis de LaPlace c) Democritus
d) St. Augustine
4. St. Anselm contributed to…
a) Cosmological Argument
b) Ontological Argument
c) Design Argument
d) Pantheism
5. Friedrich Nietzsche believed…
a) God is dead
b) God is alive
c) God never existed
d) God is cruel
6. Anne Conway believed…
a) God must be perfect b) God must be real
c) God must be female d) God must be male
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7. Rene Descartes believed that everything might be…
a) A dream or illusion
b) Matter
c) Ideas
d) Perceptions
8. Which of the following is an example of a non-material concept that seems real to people?
a) Cookies
b) A table
c) God
d) Family
9. Which philosopher/group of philosophers believed that we should try to get as much pleasure as
a) The Vasubanbhu Philosophers b) St. Aquinas c) Thomas Hobbes
d) The Charvaka Philosophers
10. Idealists believe that perceptual experiences exist in the…
a) Soul
b) Physical world
c) Mind
d) Heart
Part C – Matching
Match the following philosophers with their perspective on the nature and existence of God:
1. St. Thomas Aquinas
a) Feminism
2. William Paley
b) Radical Theology
3. Ernest Nagel
c) Buddhism/Zen Buddhism
4. Thomas Huxley
d) Hinduism
5. William Jones
e) Atheism
6. St. Teresa of Avila
f) Traditional Religious Belief
7. Mary Daley
g) Mysticism
8. D.T. Suzuki
h) Cosmological Argument
9. Sri Sarvepalli Radhakrishna
i) Design Argument
10. Paul Tillich
j) Agnosticism
Part D – Short Answer
1. Explain Pantheism and name the philosopher associated with it.
2. Explain compatibilism.
3. How did Immanuel Kant attempt to reconcile free will and determinism?
4. What is determinism? Name one philosopher associated with determinism.
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5. What are the three founding arguments of libertarianism?
Part E – Long Answer
Answer the question “Is freedom real?”
Provide views of different philosophers to support your answer. You do not have to pick yes or no, you
can explain why or how freedom lays in-between free will and fate.