Competitive Exams: Philosphy MCQs (Practice-Test 38 of 90)

  1. The statement ‘If that is an artistic masterpiece, then am monkeys uncle’ is a case of

    1. causal implication

    2. semantic implication

    3. definitional implication

    4. material implication

  2. Match List-I (Symbolic Forms) with List-II (Rules) and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Symbolic Forms) List-II (Rules)
    1. [ (p-q) -r]-[~ r-~ (p-q) ]

    2. [ (p. q) - (r-s) ]-{[ (p. q) (r-s) ]-[~ (p. q). ~ (r-s) ]}

    3. [ (p. q) -r] [p- (q-r) ]

    4. ~ [ (p-q). r]-[~ (p-q) -~ r]

    1. Transposition

    2. Equivalence

    3. Exportation

    4. De Morgan

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  3. Match List-I (Rules of Replacement) with List-II (Laws/theorem) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. ~ (p-q) - (~ p. ~ q)

    2. [ (p-q) -r]-[p- (q-r) ]

    3. [p- (q. r) ]-[ (p-q) (p-r). ]

    4. [ (p-q) - (~ q-~ p) ]

    1. Law of distribution

    2. Law of association

    3. Law of transposition

    4. De Morgan's theorem

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  4. Without changing the truth-value, the [ (A. B) - (C-D) ] statement may be rewritten as

    1. [ (A. B). ~ (C-D) ]

    2. [ (~ A. B). ~ (C-D) ]

    3. [ (~ A. B) (~ C-D). ]

    4. ~ [ (~ A. B). ~ (C-D) ]

  5. Choose the correct equivalence.

    1. [~ (p. q) - (~ p-~ q) ]

    2. (~ q-q) - (p-q)

    3. (p-q) -[ (p-q) - (~ p. ~ q) ]

    4. ~ (p-q) -~ (p. q)

  6. Match List-I (Truth Function) with List-II (Equivalent Truth Function) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. (~ p-q) -r

    2. ~ (p. q) -~~ r

    3. (~ p-q) r

    4. (p-q) -r

    1. ~ (~ p-q) -r

    2. (p. q) - (q r) c

    3. (p. q) --r

    4. (p. ~ q) -r

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  7. Which one of the following is correct transformation of (p-q) -[ (r-p) - (r-q) ]?

    1. (p. ~ q) - (~ r-~ p) - (r-q)

    2. ~ (~ p-q) -~ (r. p) - (r-q)

    3. (p ~ q) - (r. p) - (r. q)

    4. (p ~ q) - (~ r. ~ p) - (r-q)

  8. Which of the following is the Law of Exportation?

    1. [p- (q. r) ]-[ (p-q) (p-r). ]

    2. [ (p. q) -r]-p- (q-r)

    3. [p-q-r]- (p-q) -r

    4. [p (q. r). ]-[ (p. q). r]

  9. Which one of the following sentences is not equivalent to the other three?

    1. Neither Amit nor Rahul will be taken

    2. Amit and Rahul will both not be taken

    3. Amit and Rahul will not both be taken

    4. It is not the case that either Amir or

    Rahul be taken

  10. Xavier was saint This is a

    1. statement of fact

    2. deontic judgement

    3. aretaic judgement

    4. judgement of non-moral value

  11. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

      • Deontology
      • Teleology
      • Emotivism
      • Prescriptivism
      • Hedonism
      • Asceticism
      • Intuitionism
      • Descriptivism
  12. According to Kant, moral law is

    1. a priori, and based on reason

    2. a priori, and not based on reason

    3. a posteriori, and not based on reason

    4. a posteriori, and based on reason

  13. The object of cognition is unreal according to

    1. Vijnanvada

    2. Shunyavada

    3. Advaitavada

    4. Vishishtadvaitavada

  14. Teleological theories say that an action is right

    1. If it is done for the sakes of duty

    2. if it is done under duress

    3. if its consequences are good

    4. for its intrinsic worth

  15. If a philosopher accpets that we ought always to tell the truth, then which one of the following is the correct description of this thinker? He is

    1. rule-deontologist

    2. act-deontologist

    3. teleologist

    4. hedonist