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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Popper feel has been unsuccessful in purging atomic science of metaphysical influences?
(a) Einstein.
(b) Newton.
(c) Heisenberg.
(d) Bohr.

2. What does Popper assume is a main characteristic of quantum theory formula?
(a) It is subject to time.
(b) It is dependent on the number of particles present.
(c) It is a probability hypothesis.
(d) It has definitive answers.

3. What formula, developed by Popper, suggests that no aggregate of particles is more homogeneous than a pure case?
(a) Statistical pure case formula.
(b) Wave formula.
(c) Particle formula.
(d) Statistical scatter relations formula.

4. According to Popper, what philosophy ignores the hypothetical character of statistically derived estimates?
(a) Conventionalism.
(b) Inductivism.
(c) Positivism.
(d) Metaphysics.

5. What does Popper state cannot be applied to a sequence of events?
(a) Theory.
(b) Scientific rules.
(c) Mathematical rules.
(d) Objective methods.

6. What theory attempted to eliminate unobservable events?
(a) The Bohr Model.
(b) Newton's theory of gravity.
(c) Einstein's theory of probability.
(d) Heisenberg's uncertainty principle.

7. What is directly linked to falsification?
(a) Statements.
(b) Logic.
(c) Theory.
(d) Testability.

8. What is the most significant factor when selecting a theory?
(a) The understandability.
(b) The degree of testability.
(c) Its universality.
(d) Previous research.

9. In addition to theories not being falsifiable, what else does Popper say about theories?
(a) They are unique.
(b) They are not unique.
(c) They are subject to interpretation.
(d) They are not verifiable.

10. What does Popper feel closes off areas of research?
(a) Attempts to demonstrate the wave theory.
(b) Attempts to demonstrate the uncertainty principle.
(c) Attempts to demonstrate statistical scatter relations.
(d) Attempts to demonstrate the particle formula.

11. If two statements have equal logical content what must also be equal?
(a) Their justification.
(b) Their inductive reasoning.
(c) Empirical content.
(d) Their logical probability.

12. What increases with the increase of the degrees of falsifiability?
(a) Degrees of singular statements.
(b) Degrees of universality and precision.
(c) Degrees of justification.
(d) Degrees of testability.

13. What is able to refute portions of old theories?
(a) Logic.
(b) New theories.
(c) New experiments.
(d) Quantum physics.

14. What does Popper suggest uncertainty statements are derived from?
(a) Singular statements.
(b) Universal statements.
(c) Unknowns.
(d) Logical statement.

15. What does Popper say degrees of simplicity can be identified with in the 1972 addendum in Chapter 7?
(a) Degrees of falsifiability.
(b) Degrees of testability.
(c) Degrees of logic.
(d) None of these is correct..

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the fractions between 0 and 1 represent?

2. How do conventionalists define simplicity?

3. What is retained by old theories when their success is demonstrated through research?

4. What increases with the amount of falsifiability?

5. What does Popper feel is one of the premier scientific achievements?

(see the answer keys)

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