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Laiya National High School Senior High School Department

First Periodic Test (Second Semester)


INTRODUCTION TO THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE HUMAN PERSON
General Directions: Do as each item requires. In multiple choice tests, write
the letter of the correct answer before each number.
1. This approach to the study of man believes that man is man is self-sufficient and
should find the truth out of himself and by himself.
a. Theocentric
b. existentialist
c. postmodern
d. modern
2. The division of philosophy goes after truths that do not necessarily need to be
applied.
a. practical philosophy b. logic
c. speculative philosophy
d. semantics
3. Which of the following statements is NOT true about the rational nature of man?
a. Mans rational nature means that he is fundamentally equipped for
understanding.
b. His rational nature ensures man the ability to think and will/decide at any
instance.
c. Mans rational nature is more than a knowing nature which means that his
intellect can go beyond sense perceptions.
d. This rational nature still includes babies and madmen whose rational nature are
either suspended or impaired.
4. Heidegger proposed that man should be a being-in-the-world, not a mere observer.
He called man as being-in-the-world as:
a. Dasein
b. Simulacrum
c. Bridge
d. Obstacle
5. This pertains to the set of characteristics that all human beings have in common;
that which may be applied to all regardless of differences among them.
a. universal essence
c. material essence
b. individual essence
d. spiritual essence
6. Janet Napoles used her connections to steal funds from typhoon victims. In this
instance, Hsun Tzu believes that man in naturally evil because:
a. s/he is born with love of gain and profit
b. s/he is filled with envy and hatred for others
c. s/he is endowed with the desires of the senses
d. s/he is villainous and licentious to the point of indecency
7. The term is defined as all things which can be reached by the human mind.
a. beings
b. wisdom
c. science
d. religion
8. The branch of philosophy that deals with the study of beauty.
a. Aesthetics
b. Semantics
c. Psychology
d. Theodicy
9. Our size, height, shape, weight, and color all constrain our bodily existence. These
are:
a. accidental limitations
c. identity limitations
b. spiritual limitations
d. biological limitations
10.
This pertains to the intersubjective relations and coordination of the human
body.
a. Social
c. Ecological
b. Cultural
d. Phenomenological
11.
For Heidegger, mans existence can only be eigen or authentic if he:
a. has discovered his urstuff, his most basic physical component
b. makes God the center of his life, seeking him inside and outside of
himself
c. is aware of his own existence, knowing it has meaning, essence or
purpose
d. believes that he has to live away from the shadow of the past, learning
from the now
12.
As an intermediary, the body serves as a _______________________ when it
stands in between and blocks relationships between/among individuals.
a. Dasein
b. Simulacrum
c. Bridge
d. Obstacle
13.
Which of the following operations is not available to vegetative souls?
a. locomotion
b. nutrition
c. growth
d. reproduction

14.

Which of the following does not make man a moral being?


a. Man is a being of action for which he is solely responsible.
b. Man has intellect which makes him a conscious agent of his choices.
c. Man has a will which always him to choose between good and evil, light
and dark.
d. Man has a body he has to preserve from being objectified through
licentiousness.
15.
Where is the seat of the soul in the human body?
a. in the heart
c. outside the body
b. in the brain
d. in all parts of the body
16.
Cardiologists have observed that cases of heart attacks rise after major
catastrophes. For example, this phenomenon was observed after the terrorist
attacks on the Twin Towers in 2011. What does this phenomenon prove about the
union of the body and the soul?
a. Human bodily functions generate emotions and the soul.
b. Mans soul may be transferred from one body to another.
c. Human emotions are separate from mans bodily functions.
d. Human existence relies on the interaction between bodily and spiritual
functions.
17.
For Lyotard, this is the controlling factor of the contemporary postmodern
society is
a. knowledge b. metanarrativesc. little narratives
d. ideology
18.
We say that the body becomes an ___________________ when taken
separately from the mind, that is when it becomes analyzed and not the one doing
the analysis.
a. Spatio
c. Object
b. Temporal
d. Subject
19.
For this philosopher, God does not exist. Consequently, man is free to
choose what to make of himself and that there is not objective standard of values.
a. Soren Kierkegaard
c. Martin Heidegger
b. Immanuel Kant
d. Jean Paul Sartre
20.
This theory points to God as the only logical source of an indestructible
soul, holding that only an eternal Being can produce another eternal being.
a. Platonism
b. Transmigration c. Evolutionism d. Creationism
21.
For existentialists, existence precedes essence.
a. True
b. False
c. Irrelevant, thats naturalist.
22.
Philosophy and theology both deal with the ultimate causes, reasons, and
principles. However, philosophy and theology differ in the way they deal with these
causes. What sets theology apart from philosophy?
a. Intuition
b. faith
c. human reason d. divine revelation
23.
This approach to the study of man human existence is focused on
instantaneity, interactivity and the loss of meaning in the absence of a center.
a. Existentialism
b. Postmodernism
c. Modernist
d.
Naturalist
24.
Which of the following describes Kierkegaards aesthetic stage of
existence?
a. John always spends his day with friends gambling and drinking.
b. John has a good sense of the societys general principles and lives by
them.
c. John volunteers as a missionary to Africa because he felt God is calling
him there.
d. John loves his wife and avoids all temptations because he wants to be
responsible.
25.
This pertains to the physicalflesh and bloodcomposition of the human
body.
a. Biological
c. Cultural
b. Ecological
d. Phenomenological
26.
It is the object of the intellect.
a. truth
b. wisdom
c. virtue
d. goodness
27.
For Descartes, nothing is certain in the world but that he thinks, the only
proof of his existence. He calls this as:

a. spiritus animals
b. cogito
c. will
d. love
28.
It is characteristic of postmodern individuals to pretend to have what they
dont have or to be what they are not, i.e., they love to edit their pictures heavily,
making their skin look better than it really is. Baudrillard called this as:
a. simulacrum
b. simulation
c. hyperreality
d.
metanarratives
29.
It is the science of values.
e. Theodicy
f. metaphysics
g. axiology
h. psychology
30.
The means through which philosophy comes to understand beings is
a. intuition
b. faith
c. human reason d. divine revelation
31.
The science of knowledge.
a. Epistemology b. metaphysics c. psychology
d. semantics
32.
He designed the phenomenological approach wherein the consciousness is
studied by suspending ones natural attitude/biases towards an experience and
seeing that experience in its pure essence (eidetic reduction).
a. Martin Heidegger
c. Jean-Francois Lyotard
b. Jean Baudrillard
d. Edmund Husserl
33.
He consolidated empiricists and rationalists by stating that human
knowledge may be both a priori (from reasoning) and a posteriori (from
experience), not either of the two.
a. Soren Kierkegaard
c. Martin Heidegger
b. Immanuel Kant
d. Jean Paul Sartre
34.
Case 1: A mother tells her kid not to touch kettle since it might burn him so
he does not.
Case 2: A kid touches a hot kettle and burns his palm. He never touches hot things
since.
Question: Based on Kierkegaards philosophy, the kid in Case1 is a/n:
a. spectator
b. actor
c. subject
d. object
35.
Which of the following operations is not available to rational souls?
a. motion
b. nutrition
c. growth
d.
reproduction
36.
It is the study that deals with the development of a virtuous and moral
character.
a. Ethics
b. semantics
d. morality
d. axiology
37.
Which of the following is NOT true about living organisms such as man?
a. They are composed of cells.
b. There is always the possibility of death for them
c. They metabolize and processes materials from environment to survive.
d. They are always in perfect equilibrium, that is, their bodies are
chemically stable.
38.
This approach to the study of man states that the center of human
existence is experience and a meticulous description of it.
a. Phenomenological
b. Theocentric
c. Existential
d.
Anthropocentric
39.
Which of the following does not reflect an existentialist line of thought?
a. Man makes himself.
b. Man is condemned to be free.
c. Man is responsible for himself.
d. Man is shaped by his milieu, i.e., Tarzan.
40.
This aspect of the human body is extended to its environment, never
separate from it.
a. Biological
c. Cultural
b. Ecological
d. Phenomenological
41.
Throughout the ages, man has always recognized and expressed that there
is a greater power present somewhere that somehow affects his life. This pertains
to what dimension of his life?
a. physical
b. mental
c. personal
d. spiritual
42.
This kind of motion separates a living organism from a non-living thing, e.g.,
a motion that starts and ends in one and the same being.
a. Immanent motion b. slow motion
c. fast motion
d. transitive
motion

43.
He proposed the idea of simulacrum, an imitation that replaces the original
to the point where the unreal (copy) becomes more real than the reality it
replaced.
a. Martin Heidegger
c. Jean-Francois Lyotard
b. Jean Baudrillard
d. Edmund Husserl
44.
This pertains to knowledge of essences (beyond the senses) and the
relationship between/among those essences; i.e., your knowledge of your
classmates attitude and psychological makeup versus your knowledge of his
physical appearance.
a. sense knowledge
c. carnal knowledge
b. spiritual knowledge
d. intellectual knowledge
45.
We know that the body is not only an object because it can also be the one
analyzing, not being analyzed; in which case, it is a/n
a. Spatio
c. identity project
b. Temporal
d. Subject
46.
This division of philosophy deals with principles to be practiced. Often
directive, its goal is the application of knowledge.
a. practical philosophy
b. logic
c. speculative philosophy
d.
semantics
47.
Which of the following describes Kierkegaards religious stage of existence?
a. John always spends his day with friends gambling and drinking.
b. John has a good sense of the societys general principles and lives by
them.
c. John volunteers as a missionary to Africa because he felt God is calling
him there.
d. John loves his wife and avoids all temptations because he wants to be
responsible.
48.
Skinner believed that human behavior may be conditioned by a series of
rewards and punishments. This is known as:
a. psychological conditioning
c. operant conditioning
b. psychosomatic conditioning
d. classical conditioning
49.
The study of beauty.
a. Aesthetics
b. Epistemology c. Cosmology
d. Logic
50.
He believed that the man is number in as much as mathematics tends to
elevate mans thoughts from particular things to permanent and universal laws.
a. Thales
c. Anaximenes
b. Anaximander
d. Pythagoras
51.
The science of the universe.
a. Metaphysics
b. axiology
c. cosmology
d.
semantics
52.
This kind of motion separates a living organism from a non-living thing, e.g.,
a motion that starts and ends in one and the same being.
a. Immanent motion b. slow motion
c. fast motion
d. transitive
motion
53.
For Lyotard, the society can counter the effects of commodifying knowledge
by forming their own _______________________, with which they can counter the
hegemonic narrative.
a. knowledge b. metanarrativesc. little narratives
d. ideology
54.
The science of the soul.
a. aesthetics
b. Psychology
c. Theodicy
d. Logic
55.
The science of God.
a. aesthetics
b. Psychology
c. Theodicy
d. Logic
56.
For the postmodern man, the center of his existence is
a. nature
b. God
c. his choices
d. the
here and now
57.
The greatest concern of man as a social being is:
a. his personal existence and those of his love ones
b. the common good or the good of all men in the society
c. the adherence to laws and their implementation that assures order
d. the promulgation of justice and equality in a society that prefers
selfishness

58.

The science of beings.


a. Theodicy
b. Metaphysics
c. Psychology
d.
Logic
59.
John is raised in the city while Mark is raised in the province. While of the
same age, both kids reflect the values of their respective milieus. This example
proves men are:
a. essentially good because it is able to learn from its environment;
b. essentially evil because it does not have a definite standard for
everyone;
c. essentially neutral because it is dependent on the environment wherein
it is fostered;
d. essentially both good and evil because John and Mark are both capable
of good and evil despite their backgrounds.
60.
The study of the laws of thought and good reasoning.
a. Theodicy
b. Metaphysics
c. Psychology
d.
Logic
61.
Technically, philosophy maybe defined as the science of ___________________
in their ulitimate reasons, causes, and principles acquired by aid of human reason
alone.
a. beings
b. wisdom
c. science
d. religion
62.
This dimension of human nature operates through self-reflection and selfdetermination and includes our capacity to feel emotions.
a. physical
b. mental
c. personal
d. spiritual
63.
Which statement is true about Kierkegaards concepts of obedience and
duty?
a. Obedience is a higher than duty because of rules.
b. Duty is higher than obedience because of commitment to God.
c. There is no difference because both lead man to live a life with purpose.
64.
As a material object, the body may be modified to suit the desires of the
individual. In this case, the body is said to be taken as:
a. an object
c. an intermediary
b. a defining subject
d. an identity project
65.
This pertains to accidental qualities and features which differ among entities
of the same class, i.e., age, color, height, intelligence, etc.
a. universal essence
c. material essence
b. individual essence
d. spiritual essence
66.
This theologian believed in an interioristic approach towards God as the
center of mans existence; that is, that God may be found within the self.
a. St. Thomas Aquinas
c. St. Gregory, the Great
b. St. Augustine of Hippo
d. St. Joseph, the Patriarch
67.
For Kierkegaard, which of the cases exemplifies a more authentic
existence?
a. Case 1. The kid didnt have to experience to learn.
b. Case 2. The kids experience makes the concept of being burned more
real.
c. Both. Both kids learned not to touch a kettle when it is hot.
d. Neither. Kids should not be made to do things they cannot yet handle.
68.
An imitation or representation of a thing that effectively replaces the
original in the postmodern world, i.e., believing TV personalities to be our friends
is known as:
a. simulacrum b. simulation
c. hyperreality
d. metanarratives
69.
For this approach, man only finds meaning in relation to God.
a. Cosmocentric
b. Theocentric
c. Anthropocentric
d.
Existential
70.
While walking around Lipa, you notice beggars in the street and feel pity
and distress. Mencius described this feeling as __________________, the beginning of
human-heartedness.
a. Commiseration b. Modesty and Yielding
c. Shame and Dislike
d. Right
and Wrong
71.
For this approach, man can only know the fullness of his being if he could
find his urstuff.

a. Cosmocentric b. Theocentric
c. Anthropocentric
d. Existential
72.
Which of the following describes Kierkegaards moral stage of existence?
a. John always spends his day with friends gambling and drinking.
b. John has a good sense of the societys general principles and lives by
them.
c. John volunteers as a missionary to Africa because he felt God is calling
him there.
d. John loves his wife and avoids all temptations because he wants to be
responsible.
73.
You notice that one of your classmates tends to spread gossip about others.
You start to distance yourself away from him/her because you feel that it is wrong
to spread gossip. Mencius described this feeling as ________________, the beginning
of righteousness.
a. Commiseration
c. Modesty and Yielding
b. Shame and Dislike
d. Right and Wrong
74.
The object of volition is
a. truth
b. wisdom
c. virtue
d. goodness
75.
Based on its etymology, philosophy is the love of _______________.
a. beings
b. wisdom
c. science
d. religion
76.
The science of meaning, this branch of philosophy is concerned about
languages and grammars.
a. Theodicy
b. Metaphysics
c. Semantics
d.
Logic
77.
Which of the following statements is NOT true about the union of the body
and the soul?
a. Any action that goes against mans rationality is against human nature.
b. Man is an ensouled body; that is, he has both physical and spiritual
elements.
c. The body may survive without the soul because he is after all a
biological being.
d. Both the body and soul have their own operations/functions in doing
what is good.
78.
Death is a function of what human limitation?
a. accidental
b. space
c. time
d. sickness
79.
It is the knowing power rooted in the spiritual soul.
a. intellection
b. volition
c. growth
d. reproduction
80.
Baudrillard warns that in the postmodern world, simulation and simulacrum
may fully take center stage making them more real without truly being real, i.e.,
when fiction becomes more real than reality itself. He calls this situation as:
a. simulacrum b. simulation
c. hyperreality
d. metanarratives