I: THE HUMANIST TRADITION IN ANCIENT ASIA
II: CLASSICAL GREECE AND ROME
III: THE RENAISSANCE AND THE BIRTH OF SCIENCE
IV: THE AGE OF REASON
V: THE PHILOSOPHES
VI: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
VII: INTO THE MODERN WORLD
VIII: ORGANIZED HUMANISM
LESSON ONE REVIEW
Multiple Choice Review Questions
Instructions: This is a risk-free exercise to reinforce the concepts of this module. After you have selected your answer to each of the questions, use the submit button to send an email with an assessment of your work. You may repeat the exercise as many times as you wish.
1. On the question of God, humanists believe:
a. We have no conclusive proof of the existence of any gods. b There is one God who created the Universe and watches over us. c. Many different gods exist. d. The planet Earth is a loving Goddess. e. Life on Earth was seeded by aliens, and we should worship them.
2. On morality, humanists believe:
a. There is no such thing as morality: we should do whatever we can get away with. b. Morality can come only from God. c. We should seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives without religion. d. The Ten Commandments tell us everything there is to know about morality. e. Morality is a way to control the masses.
3. Humanism is a:
a. Political program from Ancient Greece. b. Doctrine created in the last 40 years. c. Philosophical outlook that developed over thousands of years. d. Branch of science developed in the Middle Ages. e. Religion created by Mao Tse-tung.
4. The philosophy of Epicurus said:
a. Everything is composed of material atoms. b. All knowledge comes from our senses. c. Pleasure is good and pain is bad. d. Intellectual pleasures are better than physical pleasures. e. All of the above.
5. The Enlightenment was also known as:
a. The Renaissance. b. The Age of Reason. c. The Age of Aquarius. d. The New Dawn of Spiritual Awareness. e. None of the above
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1. Give a ten-word definition of humanism.
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2. Name three great ancient thinkers mentioned in this lesson as contributors to humanism.
3. How did Enlightenment ideas contribute to the American Revolution?
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