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Self Test on Knowledge Associated With Worldview Theme #1

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. Scientific statements are said to be      

1) tacit            2) explicit       3) testable  

4) rational       5) dogmatic

2. The phrase “leaving room for others” might be part of which concept or term below?

1) quantum quackery     2)  rationalism        3) empiricism

4) humility         5) ignorance

3. The process of extending the scientific conceptual framework is sort of like  __________ terrain.   

1) experiencing    2)  mapping      3) unavoidably altering   

4)   creating new      5) being lost in strange

4.  Perfectly knowing both the position and speed of a particle is impossible according to  

1) complementarity

2) scientism                           3) Godel's theorem 

4) the uncertainty principle   5) probability theory

5.  Which of the following words or phrases is linked to "open-minded, tentative attitude"?   

1) rationalism       2) cognitive dissonance      3) useful fiction        

4) debunking     5) provisional 

6. All of the following beliefs might also be shared by someone for whom the Skeptic worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview except which ? 

1) in rationalism       2) in nihilism       3) in superstition   

4) in the value of doubting    5)  in the folly of "true believers" 

7.  Which of the following words best describes someone for whom the Humbly Unsure worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview?             

1) highly principled     2) simplistic    3) trusts experience   

4) hostile questioning   5) outspoken and judgmental   

8. According to skeptics, all of the following behaviors can be linked to the process of uncovering truth except which?  

1) doubting      2) debating      3) testing     

4) citing an authority     5) questioning another's belief 

9. Knowledge that can't be put into words or symbols is called ___knowledge.       

1) scientific    2) rational    3) tacit     

4) explicit     5)  mediated

10.  Which of the following words or phrases is best linked to rationalism ?  

1) skepticism       2) reason       3) humility    

4) tacit knowledge          5) empiricism


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