Competitive Exams: Philosphy MCQs (Practice-Test 21 of 90)

  1. From the epistemological point of view. Advaita Vedanta at the phenomenal level is

    1. realist

    2. critical realist

    3. non-realist

    4. idealist

  2. Which one of the following would NOT be acceptable to the Correspondence theory of truth?

    1. Truth consists of agreement with reality

    2. Truth is a relational property

    3. There are degrees of truth

    4. There is a clear distinction between what is believed or stated and the fact

  3. Which one of the following subscribes to Coherence theory of truth?

    1. A clear specific, mental idea is true, the clearer it is, the greater the element of truth in it

    2. We can test the truth or falsity of our judgement by comparing it with the actual object

    3. Truth is not a real, actual or existent value of ideal but something which is human at its very root

    4. Truth is predicable of the system alone

  4. ‘Truth happens to an idea. It becomes true, is made true by events’ This view is supported by

    1. the Correspondence theory

    2. the Coherence theory

    3. the Pragmatic theory

    4. Intuitionistic theory

  5. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?

      • Dvaita
      • Anyathkhyati
      • Nyaya-Viasesika
      • Satkhyai
      • Advaita Vedanta
      • Anyathakhyati
      • Visistadvaita
      • Anirvacaniya-khyati
  6. According to Purvamimamsa School of Prabhakara, illusion can be explained as

    1. a kind of memory cognition

    2. a cognition of some recollected property as the property of the present object

    3. the non-cognition of the difference between the object of perception and the object of memory cognition

    4. the cognition of any entity neither truly real nor truly unreal

  7. Which one of the following pairs of philosophers advocates akhyativada?

    1. Prabhakara and Sankara

    2. Prabhakara and Ramanuja

    3. Ramajuja and Vallaba

    4. Ramanuja and Dharmakirti

  8. Which one of the following distinctions is NOT found in Descartes account of the matter and mind?

    1. Intuition and deduction

    2. Ultimate and relative substance

    3. Primary and secondary qualities

    4. Real and nominal essence

  9. According to Leibnitz natural changes of monads come from an internal principle, since an external cause cannot influence their inner being. The action of this inner principle is called

    1. appetite

    2. appetition

    3. petit perception

    4. apperception

  10. According to Barkeley we do not have an idea of the soul because

    1. there is nothing like substratum

    2. we have no awareness of the soul

    3. self is active

    4. self is not spatial

  11. Berkeley says, we perceive a continual succession of idea, some are anew excited, others are changed or totally disappear. There is, therefore, some cause of these ideas. This cause according to him is

    1. sensible qualities of objects

    2. thought and imagination

    3. spirit

    4. God

  12. Which one of the following terms is NOT used by Leibnitz in his theory of monads?

    1. Entelechy

    2. City of God

    3. Possible worlds

    4. Vital impulse

  13. According to Berkeley, which one of the following is NOT a correct explanation of the term exist in the statement. The table exists?

    1. The table is being perceived at present

    2. Given the right condition the table would have been perceived

    3. The table is there though no spirit is perceiving it

    4. The table is being though of or conceived

  14. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Philosophers) List-II (Statements)
    1. Barkeley

    2. Aristotle

    3. Plato

    4. Locke

    1. Body is the matter and soul is its form

    2. The soul is a distinct immaterial being or essence, imprisoned in the body

    3. The soul is a spiritual substance

    4. Mind alone is real and not matter

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
  15. Which of the following cannot be correctly called true of false?

    1. Term

    2. Anu Arugement

    3. A proposition

    4. A propositional function

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 4

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 1 and 4