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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is important to Popper's argument for a logic of science?
(a) Universal statements.
(b) Potential falsifiers.
(c) Theories.
(d) Singular statements.

2. What is one approach to knowledge considered by Popper?
(a) Common sense.
(b) Inductive.
(c) Accidental.
(d) Purposive.

3. How does deductive reasoning begin?
(a) Premise of testability.
(b) Premise of falsifiability.
(c) Premise of induction.
(d) Premise of logic.

4. What happens if there is on falsifiable information?
(a) Experiments fail.
(b) Conventionalism is proven.
(c) Learning occurs.
(d) Learning does not occur.

5. What type of approach do positivists use to investigate scientific statements?
(a) Logical approach.
(b) Inductive approach.
(c) Deductive approach.
(d) Theoretical approach.

Short Answer Questions

1. What deductive tests determine if a theory is a scientific advance?

2. What ties down fundamental ideas?

3. What is a precondition for rational consideration?

4. What does the first rule of logic do?

5. What helps to realign or redefine accepted theory?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Fries' trilemma?

2. What must be assumed to justify a universal statement?

3. What is the benefit of singular statements?

4. How do methodological rules differ from logical or deductive rules?

5. What does Popper say about the blind acceptance of auxiliary hypothesis?

6. What must an experimenter do in order to test a theory?

7. What is the task of the logic of scientific discovery?

8. Why does Popper state that observability is not psychological?

9. What is the falsification of a statement?

10. According to Popper, what should epistemology do?

(see the answer keys)

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