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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part I: Chapter 2, On the Problem of a Theory of Scientific Method.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does logic serve in determining if a statement is testable?
(a) It does nothing.
(b) It creates understanding.
(c) It creates provability.
(d) It sets up criteria.

2. What does Menger say about definitions?
(a) They are dogmas.
(b) They are fruitful.
(c) They are based on observations.
(d) They serve science well.

3. From what does methodological rule differ?
(a) Rules of science.
(b) Rules of logic.
(c) Rules of truth.
(d) Rules of sustainability.

4. What type of reasoning, according to Popper, is not rational?
(a) Inductive.
(b) Testable.
(c) Scientific.
(d) Deductive.

5. What should the rules of epistemology adhere to?
(a) Demarcation.
(b) Psychology.
(c) Scientific theory.
(d) Logic.

Short Answer Questions

1. For what purpose are methodological rules developed?

2. What types of statements have no logical justification in which to draw conclusions?

3. What should guide the methods of testing scientific statements?

4. What type of reasoning does Popper believe inductive reasoning is?

5. What is one approach to knowledge considered by Popper?

(see the answer key)

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