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Mid-Term Test Multiple Choice Review i-clicker questions


Department
Philosophy
Course Code
PHL105Y5
Professor
Diana Raffman
Study Guide
Midterm

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I-clicker Questions
Saint Anselm
In the text we read for today, Anselm aims to prove that God exists by
A.…showing that God is the necessary first cause of all being.
B.getting us to recognize that it is in our best interest to believe in God, that belief in God is necessary
for eternal life.
C.…arguing that God is the source of all goodness in the Universe.
D.pointing out that it follows from the very definition of “God that God must actually exist.
E.…arguing that the universe is not just random, but shows elements of intelligent design, from which it
follows that there must be a designer.
In the text you read for today, how did Anselm define God?
A.The first cause of the universe; the unmoved mover
B.The source of all goodness and moral order
C.The protagonist of the Christian Bible
D.Something than which nothing greater can be thought
E.Something greater than human minds are capable of grasping
Gaunilo
What is Gaunilo trying to do in his essay In behalf of the Fool?
A.Gaunilo is trying to prove that God does not exist.
B.Gaunilo is arguing that we should believe in God whether or not we can prove He exists.
C.Gaunilo is arguing that there is in fact a wonderful island out there somewhere.
D.Gaunilo is arguing that anyone who accepts Anselms proof would also have to accept an absurd proof
of the existence of the ultimate Island.
E.Gaunilo is arguing that an adequate proof of the existence of God must proceed from premises about
Gods moral qualities, as opposed to premises about being or essence.
Taylor
What does the principle of sufficient reason say?
A.Two wrongs don’t make a right.
B.If you are going to break a rule, make sure you have sufficient reason for doing so.
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C.For everything that happens or exists, there is a reason why.
D.Stuff just happens randomly sometimes.
E.Unlike things in nature, every human action has a reason.
What is Taylors attitude to the PSR?
A.The PSR is true, and can be proven to be true; in fact Taylor himself supplies a proof.
B.The PSR is false, and Taylor himself shows why it is false.
C.The PSR is false, but we tend to assume that it is true.
D.The PSR cannot be proven, but it rational to suppose that it is true.
E.The PSR is true, but most people think that it is not true.
Consider the following proposition: There are blueberry muffins available at the North Building
Tim Hortons right now. This proposition is…
A.Necessary
B.Contingent
C.Neither
D.Could be either; it depends.
Consider the following proposition: Either there are blueberry muffins available at the North
Building Tim Hortons right now, or there are no blueberry muffins available at the North Building
Tim Hortons right now. This proposition is…
A.Necessary
B.Contingent
C.Neither
D.Could be either; it depends.
What does Taylor mean by God” in this piece?
A.The creator of the world.
B.That being greater than which nothing can be thought.
C.The traditional protagonist of the Christian Bible.
D.The source of all moral order.
E.A mythological being.
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