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Monday, September 16, 2013

Section 16 (Group 3) Study Guide for Exam #1

Here are thirty factual questions and answers provided by students from the Section 16 CoPhi class:

1) What was Cicero's philosophical view?
A: Stoicism

2) How did "Stoics" receive their name?
A: They philosophized on a porch called a "Stoa."

3) Which early Stoic started out as a slave?
A: Epictetus

4) Who was the student to Seneca who ordered him to commit suicide?
A: Nero

5) What does Epicurus say is the key to life?
A: To seek pleasure

6) Besides a philosopher, what else was Cicero?
A: Lawyer, politician

7) Pyrrho believed that we cannot trust our _____.
A: Senses

8) Which group of philosophers thought that we should only worry about what we can change?
A: Stoics

9) Where was Epicurus born?
A: Samos, an island in the Aegean Sea

10)What two kinds of people were the students at Epicurus' garden school?
A: Women and slaves

11) Which famous philosopher lived his life by the way of skepticism?
A: Pyrrho

12) Which philosopher said that "death is not an event in life?"
A: Epicurus

13) What was Epicurus' school of philosophy commonly known as?
A: The Garden

14) Who was the first African American to hold a "regular" job in the Ivy League?
A: William Fontaine

15) What does APA stand for?
A: American Philosophical Association

16) Which country did Pyrrho visit that inspired his unusual lifestyle?
A: India

17) Who pioneered philosophical counseling?
A: Gerd Achenback

18) What was the name of Aristotle's school?
A: The Lyceum

19) What is the term that Aristotle used to describe true happiness?
A: Eudaimonia

20) What was Aristotle's primary area of study?
A: Ethics

21) What does the term ethika mean?
A: The study of character

22) What does "eros" mean?
A: Erotic love

Which famous Greek philosopher was not content with studying the Form of things, but instead ventured out into the world to study things for what they were?
A: Aristotle

24) According to "Little History of Philosophy," who was the most extreme skeptic of all time?
A: Pyrrho

25) What does Socrates say are the three substitutes to immortality?
A: Children; Honor and fame; Enduring works

26) How did Socrates die?
A: He was sentenced to death by drinking hemlock.

27) What was the name of Plato's play that attempted to explain erotic love?
A: The Symposium

28) Which famous philosopher was Socrates' student?
A: Plato

29) Which city did Plato and Socrates live in?
A: Athens

30) Who was Aristotle's teacher?
A: Plato


  1. Anonymous4:46 PM CDT

    THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!

    abby jones (16,3)

  2. Good stuff. Hopefully these study guides will make the exam easy.

  3. Anonymous2:04 PM CDT

    You are so awesome!!! Thanks a lot.