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Quiz about Philosophy Ideas and People
Quiz about Philosophy Ideas and People

Philosophy Ideas and People Trivia Quiz


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A multiple-choice quiz by silverjade. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
silverjade
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
85,026
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
5
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
3 / 5
Plays
3845
Last 3 plays: Guest 93 (2/5), clio714 (4/5), Guest 73 (5/5).
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Question 1 of 5
1. Which is characterized by attempting to live a simple, healthy life in a peaceful state of mind without emphasis on luxury or material possessions? Hint


Question 2 of 5
2. True or False : Thomas Hobbes believed that people would be nasty and brutish towards each other if left ungoverned.


Question 3 of 5
3. This man believed that people left ungoverned would be more civilized toward each other. He wrote "Two Treatises of Government".

Answer: (English philosopher)
Question 4 of 5
4. Did Simone De Beauvoir ever marry?


Question 5 of 5
5. Which of these is a belief system that suggests that observation of facts is preferable to acceptance of dogmatic teachings as the basis for developing a meaningful philosophy? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which is characterized by attempting to live a simple, healthy life in a peaceful state of mind without emphasis on luxury or material possessions?

Answer: Epicureanism

--Epicureanism--Established by Epicurius, a Greek philosopher, members of this group were involved in a constant pursuit of happiness. They tried to be supportive to one another and avoid the unpleasant parts of life. They avoided social issues and politics.
-Logical Positivism-- A philosophical movement that saw philosophy as a tool to clarify the nature of statements about the world.Concerned with the function and purpose of philosophy.
-Atheism-- The belief that no God exists.
-Empiricism-- A theory about how humans come to have knowledge about the world around us.
2. True or False : Thomas Hobbes believed that people would be nasty and brutish towards each other if left ungoverned.

Answer: True

3. This man believed that people left ungoverned would be more civilized toward each other. He wrote "Two Treatises of Government".

Answer: John Locke

Locke thought that peoples' minds are blank from birth, then filled with knowledge from sensory information and experiences, which causes judgments to form. He didn't believe in 'innate' knowledge, which is thought to be present in the mind from the beginning but not fully comprehended until later.
4. Did Simone De Beauvoir ever marry?

Answer: No

She never married. She felt it would encroach upon the freedom she needed to be a writer and would have been an unnecessary conformity to the conventional values and norms in society. She strongly supported the importance of economic self-sufficiency for women.
5. Which of these is a belief system that suggests that observation of facts is preferable to acceptance of dogmatic teachings as the basis for developing a meaningful philosophy?

Answer: Empiricism

Source: Author silverjade

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