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Jean-Paul Sartre: Life and Works
"This quiz will briefly cover the hugely influential philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre, from his personal life to his famous works. Hopefully you will learn a thing or two!"
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What European country was Sartre from?
Sartre was an extremely important figure in the development of which of the following philosophical schools?
Sartre used many creative concepts in his philosophy, one of which is absolutely vital to his view of humanity. Which of the following is a famous three word concept of his which he explicitly states and explains in his work "L'existentialisme est un humanisme"?
"Existence precedes essence"
"Soul precedes conception"
"Mind precedes body"
"Death precedes life"
Which work of 1943 is one of Sartre's most famous philosophical works and is subtitled "An Essay on Phenomenological Ontology"?
Being and Nothingness
Being and Time
Beyond Good and Evil
Madness and Civilization
Sartre was always interested in seducing beautiful ladies. He entered an open relationship and lifelong friendship with which other thinker and social figure?
Simone de Beauvoir
Sartre spent two years as a prisoner of war after being captured by German troops.
Sartre was an accomplished philosopher, literary critic, novelist, political activist and playwright. Which of his plays spawned the famous quote "Hell is other people" ("l'enfer, c'est les autres")?
Les Mouches (The Flies)
Huis Clos (No Exit)
La Putain respectueuse (The Respectful Prostitute)
Les Mains sales (Dirty Hands)
Which of the following thinkers was not a personal acquaintance of Sartre's at some time or another?
Sartre took many drugs, including psychoactives and hallucinogens.
Which of the following was ultimately responsible for Sartre's death?
Oedema of the lung
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