How much of a philosophy nerd are you?

There are many smart people in the world, and the smartest are philosophers. Are you a philosopher or are you just a tad confused about all that intellectual stuff?

This quiz is designed to separate out the thinkers from the riff-raff. Are you riff-raff, or do you have what it takes to be the next Nietzsche? Take the quiz and see how you fare!

Created by: Sylvis
1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
Male
Female
3. What does 'cogito ergo sum' translate as?
To be or not to be?
Everything is relative
Think before you speak
I think therefore I am
Unlock the door before you open it
No idea
4. In which text does Plato discuss the idea of love and soulmates?
He doesn't, Socrates does
He doesn't, Aristotle does
The Symposium
The Colloseum
Notre Dame
Considerations
5. Which of the following best describes Hegel's theory of the dialectic?
Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis
The inner contradictions within a framework will ultimately challenge each other and a different/better outcome may be obtained
When two people argue, one is right and the other is wrong
When two people argue, they're both wrong but someone else is right
When two people argue, they should stop
I'm wrong.
6. What does 'il n'y a pas de hors-texte' roughly translate as, and who said it?
'Don't give prostitutes books', Plato
'He cannot be a beverage', Dirk Diggler
'There aren't any books left', Levinas
'There is nothing outside the text,' Foucault
'There is nothing outside the text,' Derrida
'There are no texts worth reading,' Nietzsche
7. Who wrote 'Discipline and Punish'
Michel Foucault
Emmanual Levinas
Jacques Derrida
Marie Antoinette
Douglas Adams
Annie Sprinkle
8. Judith Butler is best known for her theories on:
Books
Art
Philosophy
Ethics
Gender
Psychology
9. Iff A, then B. A, therefore:
You spelt 'if' wrong
B
A
A and B
Cat
Llama
10. You are a train driver and you receive word that there are children on the tracks up ahead. If you divert the train, you will kill everyone on board. If you don't, you will definitely kill 4 innocent children. You decide to divert the train. This is an ex
An ethical approach
A utilitarian approach
A dumb idea
A good idea
A consequentialist approach
A non-consequentialist approach
11. Hans-Georg Gadamer wrote a book called 'Truth and Method.' This was about the study of:
Scientific thinking
Ways to write about experiments
Ways to study books
Hermeneutics
Hypotheses
Immuno-deficiency syndrome
12. Which of these is NOT a book written by Nietzsche
Human, All Too Human
Why I am So Wise
The Will to Power
Legitimacy and Negativity
The Gay Science
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
13. Who wrote 'The Social Contract'?
Hobbes
Nietzsche
Kant
Hegel
Rousseau
Freud
14. Foucault's theory of power most contradicts whose theory of power?
Judith Butler
Jacques Derrida
Karl Marx
Baudrillard
Donna Haraway
Mine
15. Peter Singer's latest book is about:
The ethics of planting trees
The ethics of buying plastic
The ethics of what we eat
The ethics of killing
The ethics of homosexuality
The ethics of utilitarianism
16. There is a competition to win a llama. There are three doors, and the llama is behind one of the doors. The host knows which door the llama is behind. You get to choose one door that you think the llama is behind, and it is not opened. Then the host opens
The same door
Choose the other door
Choose the open door
Eat the llama
I'm confused
The question was too long so I didn't read it
17. A period of time characterised by a waning of affect, increased consumerism, increased individualism/isolation, euphoria and self-annihiliation, pastiche, nostalgia, among other things. This description most likely refers to:
Postfeminism
Postmodernism
Postiferishiousnessism
Postcolonialism
Postofficeism
Poststructuralism
18. Who said 'life is a verb and the actors aren't all human.'
Nietzsche
Butler
Pell
Keats
Haraway
Bornstein

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