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Self Test on Knowledge Associated With Worldview Theme #25

Respond to each of the 10 multiple choice questions below by typing the number 1 to 5 of the answer you wish to select in the response box. When finished, click "process your responses".

1. A belief that basically means "basing moral value on usefulness" is 

1) pragmatism    2) utilitarianism    3) ethnocentrism

4) ethical relativism    5) individualism

2.  One might expect to find the word "tradeoffs" in a description of what term? 

1) wise use    2) biodiversity    3) sustainable development

4) environmental impact analysis    5) agriculture

3. The phrase “positing human characteristics” might be part of the definition of which of the terms below? 

1) anthropomorphism    2) anthropocentrism    3) animism 

4) human capital        5) androcentrism

4.   Which of the following associations is wrong?

1) biodiversity / roughly gauged by # of species  

2) geoengineering / ultimate in human dominion over Earth     

3) naturalistic fallacy / "nature knows best"

4) eminent domain / government sells off  public land

5)  tragedy of commons / selfish use degrades resource

5. The phrase “common sense” might be part of the description of which of the terms below? 

1) environmental impact analysis    2) utilitarianism    3) tragedy of the commons

4) stewardship    5) wise use movement

6.   According to someone for whom this Anthropocentrism worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview, creatively developing land 

1) is not something to feel guilty about    2) is human nature    

3) should be done to meet human needs     

4) is morally defensible    5)  all of the above 

7.  Which of the following  statements or beliefs best summarizes the views of someone for whom the Anthropocentrism worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview ?  

1) development should be sustainable     2) ethnocentrism and individualism    

3) nature should serve people     4) utilitarianism and individualism

5) utilitarianism and humility  

8. Which of the following beliefs might be held by someone for whom the Anthropocentrism worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview for religious reasons?

1) in wholism    2) that God created the world with human happiness in mind

3) that the integrity of God's creation should be respected

4) in pantheism      5)  that God did not give humans dominion over nature

9.  A belief that you would not expect someone for whom the Anthropocentrism worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview to hold would be belief in or being sympathetic to which of the following?

1) altruism       2)  sanctity of private property        

3) human exceptionalism

4) egoism         5) the wise use philosophy 

10. It can be argued that anthropocentrism has been bolstered by all of the following except _________.

1) Christianity    2) science     3) The Copernican Principle

4)  the Chain of Being idea     5) Biblical creationism

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