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Chapter 01

Dark Blue Velvet


Multiple Choice Questions

1. _____ is defined as the philosophical study of art and of value judgments about art.
A. Aesthetics
B. Epistemology
C. Logic
D. Metaphysics


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2. Which of the following branches of philosophy does NOT involve questions related to values?
A. Moral
B. Metaphysics
C. Social
D. Political


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3. In philosophy, what is an argument?
A. a factual disagreement between people
B. giving reasons for a belief
C. a shouting match
D. any verbal attempt to persuade


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4. Thinking that a person’s position is frightening because the person himself is frightening would be an obvious mistake in reasoning. This is an example of the fallacy of _____.
A. argumentum ad hominem
B. switching the burden of proof
C. false dilemma
D. reductio ad absurdum


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5. The fallacy of _____ occurs when someone brings an irrelevancy into a conversation.
A. appeal to emotion
B. red herring
C. straw man
D. begging the question


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6. The fallacy of _____ amounts to transferring the qualities of a spokesperson to his or her insights, arguments, beliefs, or positions.
A. red herring
B. begging the question
C. straw man
D. argumentum ad hominem


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7. What fallacy is it when an argument assumes only two options when in fact there are more?
A. straw man
B. false dilemma
C. begging the question
D. appeal to emotion


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True / False Questions

8. Philosophy once included modern disciplines like physics and biology.
TRUE


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9. Philosophical issues are rarely about values.
FALSE


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10. Traditionally, philosophy has been divided into four main branches.
TRUE


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11. Art and beauty are primarily topics within social philosophy.
FALSE


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12. Metaphysics, the theory of knowledge, is the branch of philosophy concerned with questions related to knowledge.
FALSE


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13. Critical thinking skills that come with the practice of philosophizing can stand one in good stead when faced with the problems life generously provides.
TRUE


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14. If I refute a view that isn’t your view and claim to have refuted you, then I have committed the “straw man” fallacy.
TRUE


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15. Philosophy requires objectivity, reasonableness, and an open mind.
TRUE


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Chapter 03

Socrates, Plato


Multiple Choice Questions

1. The most famous dialogue of Plato is _____, from the so-called middle period of Plato’s writings, during which Plato reached the peak of his genius.
A. the Republic
B. the Apology
C. the Meno
D. the Gorgias


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2. Which of the following dialogues of Plato gives the best-known account of the Theory of Forms?
A. the Apology
B. the Republic
C. the Meno
D. the Gorgias


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3. What did Socrates hope to achieve by practicing the Socratic method?
A. He hoped to show that knowledge is impossible.
B. He wanted to show that a skillful debater could win any side of any argument.
C. He wanted to display the fact that he was indeed the wisest man in all of Greece.
D. He wanted to detect misconceptions and reveal them by asking the right questions.


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4. Which of the following statements would Plato have agreed with?
A. The senses alone can provide knowledge.
B. Physical objects are eternal, perfect, and unchanging.
C. Man is the measure of all things.
D. The senses are a source of error, illusion, and ignorance.


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5. Plato’s three famous theories are as follows:
A. the Theory of Forms, the Theory of Knowledge, and the Theory of the Oracle.
B. the Theory of Fire and Becoming, the Tunnel Theory, and the Theory of Knowledge.
C. the Theory of Becoming, the Theory of Relativity, and the Theory of the Absolute Truth.
D. the Theory of Knowledge, the Theory of Love and Becoming, and the Theory of Forms.


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6. When the Delphi Oracle pronounced Socrates to be the wisest of people, Socrates thought the pronouncement referred to the fact that he:
A. was aware of the ignorance of most other philosophers.
B. was aware of his ignorance.
C. was aware of everything and nothing.
D. never wrote anything.


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True / False Questions

7. Sometimes Plato’s Forms are referred to as Ideas, and the Theory of Forms is also said to be the Theory of Ideas.
TRUE


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8. The Socratic/dialectic method is a search for the proper definition of a thing, a definition that will not permit refutation under Socratic questioning.
TRUE


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9. Plato believed that some forms, especially the Forms “truth”, “beauty”, and “goodness”, are of a higher order than other Forms.
TRUE


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10. Platonic dualism was utterly rejected by early Christianity.
FALSE


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11. Cratylus thought that one couldn’t step into the same river even once.
TRUE


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12. Protagoras was rejecting absolute knowledge when he said that man is the measure of all things.
TRUE


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13. Plato believed that it is enough to know the truth.
FALSE


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14. Socrates did not merely engage in sophistry—he was not interested in arguing simply for the sake of arguing.
TRUE


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