Quiz about Fancy a Quote
Quiz about Fancy a Quote

Fancy a Quote? Trivia Quiz


Some of my favorite quotes may be found within this quiz...use them well and wisely, they all may be applied amply to this very day!

A multiple-choice quiz by thejazzkickazz. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
13,546
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
5
Difficulty
Very Difficult
Avg Score
2 / 5
Plays
1006
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1. Who called Baruch Spinoza a 'God-intoxicated man'? Hint

Friedrich
Huxley
Hegel
Novalis

2. 'It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.' Who wrote this? Hint

Faulkner
Spenser
Tennyson
Shakespeare

3. 'If space ends at a given point, then what could possibly be on the other side? More space?' Who wrote this? Hint

Heraclitus
Parmenides
Zeno
Melissus

4. Who wrote 'Esse est percipi'? Hint

Wesley
Esschenbach
Carlyle
Berkeley

5. 'Subjectivity is truth, subjectivitiy is reality.' Who wrote that? Hint

Nietzsche
Kierkegaard
Sartre
Camus


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Who called Baruch Spinoza a 'God-intoxicated man'?

Answer: Novalis

Spinoza, you may recall, was a Dutch Jew and rationalist to the core. His pantheistic philosophy combined a rationalist view of the world with his belief that the nature of God is in every living substance. Living a century later, the German philsopher Novalis, aka Friedrich Leopold von Hardenberg, celebrated Spinoza as 'drunk with God.'
2. 'It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.' Who wrote this?

Answer: Shakespeare

Of course Faulkner drew the title of his work 'The Sound and the Fury' from this lovely Shakespeare quote, to be found in his play 'Macbeth'. The sound and the fury still reverberate today...
3. 'If space ends at a given point, then what could possibly be on the other side? More space?' Who wrote this?

Answer: Melissus

Of course the ancient Greek philosopher Melissus wrote this before the Superstring Theory was developed, but a fascinating question nonetheless! Melissus was from the island Samos, the home of Pythagoras, and lived during the 5th century B.C. His name means 'honey-bee'.
4. Who wrote 'Esse est percipi'?

Answer: Berkeley

George Berkeley was an Irish philosopher and bishop of the 17th-18th centuries. His 'esse-percipi' principle simply stated that 'to be is to be perceived'. Material reality does not exist, then...but only those ideas we hold in our minds, derived ultimately from God.
5. 'Subjectivity is truth, subjectivitiy is reality.' Who wrote that?

Answer: Kierkegaard

Mr. Kierkegaard, the Danish philosopher, full of religion, is considered by many to be the founder of the Existentialist movement. His Existentialist ideas went hand in hand with his religious beliefs, which he claimed could only be met through a 'leap of faith'. Thank you for leaping into this quiz...I hope you enjoyed it! If you did, please try my other quotes quizz...you are certain to enjoy...
Source: Author thejazzkickazz

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