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Self Test A on Knowledge & Vocabulary associated with Choice #10  

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. All of the following might characterize someone for whom the NONRATIONAL KNOWING  theme is a key component of their overall worldview except which

1) prefers images to numbers            2) is sensitive to environmental cues               3) is sensitive to feelings 

4) is more linear, analytical than visual thinker                 5) has a good imagination 

2.  Two people with different preferences in this consideration of SCIENTIFIC METHOD and NONRATIONAL KNOWING themes might also disagree as to the problem solving related importance in the form of the data, given subsequent analysis it might be subjected to. Here a scientist would prefer use of all of the following except which

1) numerical data           2) use of equations as appropriate        3) qualitative instead of quantitative data

4) use of statistical tests as appropriate          5) measured quantities with uncertainties noted 

3. Someone most likely to prefer the NONRATIONAL KNOWING theme over the SCIENTIFIC METHOD theme might _________________________.

1) be an engineer            2) also value causality         3) pay attention to synchronicity type experience   

4) prefer logical reasoning over intuition                   5) believe in an orderly universe

4.  From careful reading of both themes, reductionism can best be inferred to mean _________________.

1) the simplest explanation is most deserving of considering first     

2) One complex problem may require reduction to many simpler ones           3) science is purposely limiting   

4) making testable hypotheses requires reducing complex problems              5) none of the above

5. The word ______________ can be defined or described as "a preference or prejudice that inhibits impartiality."

1)   bias                                      2) hypothesis                                 3) intuition  

4) meditation                                       5) credulity


6. The word ______________ can be defined or described as "techniques to regulate one's attention and produce an inner state of clarity, serenity, and even bliss."

1)  apparition                    2)  prescient                                3) epiphany  

4)   meditation                    5)  intuition     


7.  The word ______________ can be defined or described as "to have knowledge of an event before it occurs, foresight."

1) hypothesis                                       2)  prescient                                3) intuition  

4) meditation                                       5) yield 


8. The word ______________ can be defined or described as "something specified with numbers ." 

1) hypothesis                                       2)   bias                              3) intuition  

4)  precognition                                       5) quantitative


9.  The word ______________ can be defined or described as "an educated conjecture or statement offered as a tentative explanation."

1)  hypothesis                                      2)  bias                               3) intuition  

4)   prescient                                     5) meditation


10.  The word ______________ can be defined or described as "immediate insight that occurs without conscious awareness." 

1)   divination                                   2) hypothesis                                3)   intuition

4)  prescient                                      5) meditation



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