Competitive Exams: Philosphy MCQs (Practice-Test 60 of 90)

  1. There are no soulless bodies, no dead matter. Every portion of matter may be compared to a pond flied with fish or a garden full of plants. Who advocated this theory?

    1. Descartes

    2. Leibnitz

    3. Spinoza

    4. Berkeley

  2. Consider the following statements:

    1. Monads are spiritual

    2. Monads are windowless

    3. Monads differ not in degree but in kind

    4. Monads are endowed with perception and appetition

    Which of the statements gives above are maintained by Leibnitz?

    1. 1 and 2 only

    2. 2 and 3 only

    3. 1 and 3 only

    4. 1, 2 and 4 only

  3. Which of the following can be considered to be true according to Barkeley?

    1. There are no tables and chairs.

    2. We mistakenly believe that there are tables and chairs.

    3. There are tables and chairs, but there is no material substance.

    4. If there is no material substance, there cannot be any tables and chairs.

    Select the correct answer using the code given below

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 and 4 only

    3. 3 and 4 only

    4. 3 only

  4. Which one of the following statements is correct?

    1. Logical validity depends upon the meanings of an argument only

    2. Logical validity depends upon the form of an argument only

    3. Logical validity depends upon the meaning and form of an argument

    4. Logical validity depends upon the truth of premises of an argument only

  5. Consider the following statements:

    1. An argument is evaluated as true or false and never as valid or invalid

    2. If major premise is particular, then minor premise cannot be negative in a valid standard form categorical syllogism.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  6. Consider the following statements:

    1. There are three different forms of categorical propositions.

    2. Every standard form categorical proposition is said to have both a quality and a quantity.

    3. The quantity of a proposition is universal or particular.

    4. The quality of proposition is affirmative or negative.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1 and 4 only

    2. 1 and 2 only

    3. 2, 3 and 4 only

    4. 3 and 4 only

  7. Consider the following statements:

    1. In ‘A’ propositions subjects term is distributed.

    2. In ‘E’ propositions subject and predicate terms an distributed.

    3. In ‘I’ propositions predicate term is distributed.

    4. In ‘O’ propositions subject term is distributed.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 and 2 only

    2. 1 and 4 only

    3. 3 and 4 only

    4. 4 only

  8. Which one of the following statements is correct? The quality of a proposition is characterized as

    1. affirmative or negative

    2. universal or particular

    3. affirmative or particular

    4. negative or universal

  9. Match List-I (Concept) with List-II (Definition) and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists

    List-I List-II
    1. Sub-contraries

    2. Sub-alternations

    3. Contradictories

    4. Contraries

    1. It is not possible for two propositions to be true but both might be false

    2. It is not possible for two propostions to be true or false at the same time

    3. It is not possible for two propositions to be false at the same time but both might be true

    4. The truth of particular proposition is implied by the truth of universal proposition which differ in quantity but not in quality

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
  10. Match List-I (Proposition) with List-II (Distribution) and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. Universal Affirmative

    2. Universal Negative

    3. Particular Affirmative

    4. Particular Negative

    1. Distributes the predicate only

    2. Distributes the subject Only

    3. Distributes both subject and predicate

    4. Distributes neither subject nor predicate

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
  11. If we let P represents the major term, S the minor and the middle term, how can the third figure be represented

    1. M'P s'M-s'p

    2. P'M s'M-s'P

    3. M ‘P M's-S’ p

    4. M ‘P M's-S’ p

  12. Consider the following: No nuclear-powered submarines are commercial vessel All nuclear-powered submarines are warships. Therefore no warships are commercial vessels. What is the mood of the above syllogism?

    1. EEE

    2. AOO

    3. EAE

    4. AAE

  13. Which one of the following represents the fourth figure a categorical syllogism?

    1. P'M s'M-s'P

    2. M'P s'M-s'P

    3. P ‘M M's-S’ P

    4. M ‘P M's-S’ P

  14. Which one of the following statements is not correct:

    1. The mood of a syllogism is determined by the propositions if contains

    2. The mood of a syllogism is determined by the order of propositions if contains

    3. The form of a syllogism is a combination of mood and figure

    4. Every syllogism has exactly three terms, each one is repeated twice

  15. Match List-I (Symbolism) with List-II (Mood and Figure) and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists

    List-I List-II
    1. MIP MAS-SOP

    2. MAP SIM-SEP

    3. PEM SOM-SOP

    4. PAM MES-SEP

    1. AEE-IV

    2. IAO-III

    3. EOO-II

    4. AIE-I

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1