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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part II: Chapter 3, Theories.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To what does Popper equate critical thinking?
(a) Deductive thinking.
(b) Rational attitude.
(c) Common sense.
(d) Inductive thinking.

2. What does Popper fear philosophers will think about methodological investigations?
(a) They contradict years of thought.
(b) There is no substance in them.
(c) They do not belong to philosophy.
(d) They do not work.

3. What is used to capture and explain the world?
(a) Theories.
(b) Laws of nature.
(c) Logical statements.
(d) Scientific data.

4. In order to be true statements of science, what characteristic must these statements have?
(a) They are objectively testable.
(b) They are proven.
(c) They are logical.
(d) They have been tested.

5. What confuses the distinction between universal and individual names?
(a) Negative statements.
(b) Existential statements.
(c) Symbolic logic.
(d) Theoretical statements.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Popper suggest is the result of using logic to justify a statement?

2. What type of approach do positivists use to investigate scientific statements?

3. What does Popper consider existential statements to be?

4. What method does Popper say applies to science and is important to the theory of knowledge?

5. What does the principle of causality say about all events?

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