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Friday, February 17, 2012

Exam Questions

Here are all the questions I could find. If I've missed any, please add them in the comments. Honestly, they look a little slim. Downright anorexic, in fact.

Q: What Christian museum displays “The Tree of Evolutionism”? this tree claims that everything evil stems from the teaching of the theory of evolution. Including: pornography, racism, sex education, feminism, drug abuse, Nazism, and humanism, etc.
A: The Institute for Creation Research Museum in Santee, California

Q: Who is the quote in the title ("If God is dead, then everything is permitted") from?
A: Dostoyevsky

Question: What is the difference between onto-religion/theology and "expressive" religion/theology?

A: Onto-religion/theology makes statements that are factual claims about how the world "is"

Factual question: What does Dennett suggest is an awesome question to keep asking oneself to guard against faith, tradition, and dogma of all types?
Answer: "What if I'm wrong?"

Fact Q: What was the name of Aristotle’s most famous work on ethics?
A: Nicomachean Ethics

Fact Q: In Dostoevsky's novel, The Brothers Karamazov, what is Ivan's maxim?
A: If there is no god, then anything is permitted.

Factual Q: What is the title of Pascal's work that includes his infamous wager?
A: Pensées

'In Plato's dialogue "Euthyphro", who is Euthyphro being questioned by on the nature of holiness?

A: Socrates!


  1. Thanks, David. So, everybody look back on the essays assigned to your group since we began and propose a relevant and interesting factual question for each in the comments thread here.

    Or, you can leave it up to me. But if it comes to that, I have to warn you, I may not get to it in time to provide a timely study guide. It's in your best interest to do this yourself, sooner rather than later.

  2. I'm making a public declaration to review each author's conclusion or high point of their essays and produce a factual statement in the form a question, Alex.

    Hopefully this public pronouncement will prompt me to do it.

  3. Q: What is the Divine Command Theory?

    Q: According to Baggini how can atheists have morals if God does not exist?

  4. Q. Who said he goes "one god further" than those who reject Zeus, Apollo, et al?
    A. Richard Dawkins

    Q. John Harris says respect for persons does not entail respect for ______.
    A. Beliefs

    Q. Which atheist has been repeatedly billed as "the most hated women in America?"

    A. Madalyn Murray O'Hair.

    Q. (T/F) The "greater good" defense is one of the more frequent objections put forward against the Euthyphro dilemma.

    A. True.

    Q. F.H. Bradley famously remarked that "_______ is the finding of bad reasons for what we believe on instinct."
    A. Metaphysics.

    Q. Plato says that philosophy begins in ________.
    A. Wonder.

    Q. Who are the Four Horsemen of New Atheism?
    A. Richard Dawkins, Dan Dennett, Sam Harris, and Hitch.

    Q. Who said "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it?"
    A. Voltaire

    Q. God is ________.
    A. ????