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Self Test B on Knowledge Associated With Choice #2

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.    The meditation-based concept that connects with "living in the present moment" is   _________________. 

1) hyperspace                 2)  focused vision           3) uniformitarianism 

4)  mindfulness               5) egocentrism 

2. Complete this analogy by inserting the right word: lumper is to splitter as __________ is to specialist.   

1) troubleshooter             2)  generalist              3) ecologist    

4) anthropocentrist        5) none of the above

3. A word or phrase that means more or less the same as evolution is ______________________.

1) mutation         2) ongoing process of change      3) continental drift  

4) natural selection       5) teleology 

4.  Someone experiencing _________ might be ready for making an attitude change.  

1) unsolicited advice                 2) micromanaging                 3) cognitive dissonance         

4) wishful thinking           5) stroking

5. Which of the following associations is wrong?

1) geologic time scale  / divided into eras                2) first Homo Sapiens / roughly 250,000 years ago

3) Copernican Principle / human beings are in a privileged position to make observations

4)  stars seen in night sky   / around 1600 Giordano Bruno taught they were like our Sun

5) solar system / inside Milky Way Galaxy

6.  One might say that someone preferring the Mind Narrowly Focused worldview theme over the Mind Open, Vision Global one would ________________________ 

1) be more intellectually cautious and conservative      2)  seek breadth not depth     

3) be globally educated      4) be whole systems oriented       5)  be aware of global interdependencies 

7.  Which of the following best describes someone for whom the Mind Open, Vision Global worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview ?   

1) is a specialist           2) realizes Earth is 4.5 million years old    

3) can't accept evolution

4) has a worldview confined to center of space vs. time plot                                     

5) has overcome the illusion of central position 

8. Which of the following  is most typically linked to someone for whom the Mind Narrowly Focused worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview ?                  

1) is a scientist         2) is interested in history in general       3) is curious about everything

4) avoids exploring new intellectual territory out of fear of experiencing discomfort                     

5) is interested in exploring the wider (as measured in space, time) world of ideas 

9.  The phrase “light year” might be part of the description of which of the terms below? 

1) cosmic distance scale     2) geological time scale     3) prehistoric times

4) hyperspace                      5) space vs. time plot

10. Conceivably one might employ a "pre-meditated ignorance" approach _________________________.

1) to appreciate the philosophy of history   2) in discounting the future   

3)  in constructing an ontology              4)   to explore complexities            5) to avoid cognitive dissonance


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