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Self Test B on Knowledge Associated With Choice #11

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. Those seeking the most fundamental understanding related to choosing between Fatalism and Free Will themes may find themselves reading about concepts related to which science?       

1) behaviorism            2) geology            3) physics           4) chemistry            5) economics

2. All  fatalists and determinists believe ________________________. 

  1) in pre-destination        2) that the future is in some sense already set or determined

3) the human mind can best be understood using the concept of the soul      4) "the mind is what the brain does”  

5) humans must take full responsibility for the moral implications of their actions

3. Those who significantly build a religiously inspired fatalistic orientation into their daily lives may refer to all of the following except ________________________.   

1) God's plan       2)  the will of God                  3) humans are capable of sinning    

4) Allah                5) it's in God's hands now 

4.  Which of the following behaviors is most strongly associated with those who significantly build a free will  orientation into their daily lives?    

1) lamenting being a victim     2) complaining about forces beyond one's control

3) feeling just a small part in something much bigger 

4) accepting personal responsibility             5) resigned to the outcome 

5. Select the ordered pair that best completes the following. "In philosophical discussions about the responsibility humans must take for their actions, if there is no free will, then freedom and responsibility are______________________ , whereas if humans possess total free will then freedom and responsibility are______________________. " 

1) both maximum, both zero                                     2) both zero, both maximum    

3) not linked together, linked together     4) linked together, not linked together     5) none of the above

6. A firm believer in Free Will might put down someone for whom the Fatalism theme is a key component of their overall worldview by ___________________. 

1) arguing for pre-destination          2) promoting teleology       3) speaking of "resigned helplessness"   

4) speaking of "the illusion of free will"                   5) none of these 

7.  A firm believer in Fatalism might put down someone who values the introspection process as part of future planning by ___________________.     

1)  arguing for existentialism         2) asserting the importance of volition     3) speaking of "the illusion of free will"   

4)  talking about sin                       5) none of these 

8. The phrase the process of 'becoming' rather than the state of 'being' might be part of which concept or term below? 

1) the mind / body problem            2) causality               3) determinism        

4) process theology                      5) nature vs. nurture 

9.  Only if humans have _____________________ are they capable of sin

1)   omniscience       2) omnipotence      3) free will            4) guilt         5)  instinct  

10.  All of the following words or phrases logically belong together except which?  

1) behaviorism             2) preferring "nurture" in the nature vs. nurture debate         3) instinct    

4) genetic heritage          5) pre-programmed 


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