Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Robert M. Pirsig
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part I: Chapters 1-15.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At what college is Verne Dusenberry an associate professor?
(a) Texas Tech.
(b) New York University.
(c) Montana State College.
(d) Washington State.

2. By Phaedrus's reasoning of dynamic morality in Chapter 13, what is more moral than society killing an idea?
(a) An idea killing a person.
(b) A person killing their ideas in order to protect their society.
(c) Society killing a person.
(d) An idea killing a society.

3. Upon which American Indian tribe does Dusenberry focus his PhD?
(a) Chippewa-Cree.
(b) Tohono O'odham.
(c) Lakota.
(d) Crow.

4. What breakthrough excites Phaedrus in Chapter 12?
(a) The platypus is an example of science creating a new category in order to cover up for its inability to redefine certain foundations.
(b) The realization that the Law of Gravity is continually challenged.
(c) The idea that ethics and science can be one and the same.
(d) The idea that evolution coexists with spiritual aspects.

5. What is one of the greatest frustrations in Lila's life, according to her musings in Chapter 10?
(a) She knows she has a problem, though no one will help her with it.
(b) She has given all of her money away to people who did not deserve it.
(c) She falls in love too easily.
(d) She has no empathy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Phaedrus meet Lila?

2. Which of the following is not at the forefront of Lila's mind at the beginning of Chapter 10?

3. To what does Phaedrus compare creating a "metaphysics" in Chapter 9?

4. What established law does Phaedrus cite as being an example of an evolving static pattern?

5. To what ceremony does Phaedrus accompany Dusenberry in Chapter 3?

(see the answer key)

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