TMA1/GST203 – Introduction to Philosophy and Logic TMA 1 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

TMA Quiz Questions

GST203 – Introduction to Philosophy and Logic
Mr. Amusa Jamiu Oluwadamilare ( )

1 Despite the breaking away of natural and social sciences, does philosophy still remain the parent discipline of other discipline? _____

A. Indifferent
B. Yes  
C. None of the above
D. No

2 Etymologically, philosophy means _____

A. philo and sophia
B. love of wisdom  
C. love of knowledge
D. atom and molecules agrees in numbers

3 ____ is the study of the method and principles used in distinguishing correct from incorrect reasoning

A. Ethics
B. philosophy
C. logic  
D. theorem

4 An argument in which the premises do not lead to conclusion and certainty and is based on probabiltiy is called _____

A. inductive  
B. seductive
C. deductive
D. implied

5 ______ is the study of the first principle or ultimate reality

A. metaphysics  
B. logic
C. philosophy
D. ethics

6 The coinage of the word metaphysics can be credited to _____

A. andronides  
B. anaximanda
C. Aristotle
D. anaximenes

7 The branch of philosophy which deals with the theory of knowledge is called

A. ethics
B. epistemology  
C. logic
D. Metaphysics

8 The questions “what is mind” Does God exist” can be linked to branch of philosophy called

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A. Ethics
B. epistemology
C. metaphysics  
D. Logic

9 Which of these statement is having problem

A. I think that God exist but I am not sure
B. it is possible to believe something you are not sure of
C. Believing can be seen as a pre-condition for knowledge
D. You can say you know something you are not sure of  

10 The statement in option _______ is false

A. To know is to know that you know
B. we have knowledge only when we can provide reason and evidence
C. knowledge is subjective, non communicable and non-verifiable
D. Belief or opinion is based on inner, personal certainty and conviction

11 The relationship and difference between knowledge, opinion and belief depend on the person’s ________

A. background
B. position  
C. age
D. philosophy

12 When a philosopher possess information that is beyond doubt, we can use the term ______

A. know  
B. belief
C. opinion
D. Aacquaintted

13 If we know X, all the following are correct except __________

A. X must be true
B. X must have evidence
C. X must have counter evidence  
D. we must have reason to belief X

14 From the understanding of a layman_____ is the general theory or principle about how we ought to conduct our lives

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A. syllogism
B. psychology
C. philosophy  
D. Logic

15 The origin of philosophy can be traced to the _____

A. Ancient Greek
B. Roman Empire
C. West Africa
D. Red indians  

16 The first man to make a standard comment about the nature and definition of philosophy was ____

A. Socrates
B. Plato
C. Pythagoras  
D. Aristotle

17 ____ was credited with the prediction of the eclipse of 585 B.C.

A. Newton
B. Lenin
C. Cornpenicus
D. Thales  

18 _____ made an ingenious guess that man was originally born from animals of another species

A. Socrates
B. Anaximander  
C. Coplestone
D. Roberk Hook

19 Once upon a time, philosophy was pregnant and gave birth to many children. _____ is the oldest child of philosophy

A. Science  
B. History
C. Logic
D. Economy

20 The statement that philosophy is the first and the last science can be credited to _____

A. Plato
B. Socrates
C. Aristotle  
D. Austin


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