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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. Where does information about precision come from?
(a) Examining objective information.
(b) Examining concrete information.
(c) Examining assumed information.
(d) Examining ranges.

2. What occurs with non-numerical probability statements when converted into numerical problems?
(a) There are more degrees of freedom.
(b) They invalidate the problem.
(c) They gain power.
(d) Their meaning is distorted.

3. What do the fractions between 0 and 1 represent?
(a) Falsifiability.
(b) Metaphysical numbers.
(c) Justification.
(d) Tautological methods.

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

5. What does Popper feel is one of the premier scientific achievements?
(a) Psychology.
(b) Quantum physics.
(c) Biology.
(d) Mathematics.

Short Answer Questions

1. If a system is protected what will its degree of falsifiability be equal to?

2. What is complimentary to the degree of falsifiability?

3. In addition to theories not being falsifiable, what else does Popper say about theories?

4. How does Popper describe the link between the hypothesis and physical selections in Heisenberg's theory?

5. What will classes with greater dimensions have?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Popper dismiss cardinality in terms of giving meaning to a class of events?

2. Why do falsifiable statements hold the greatest promise for science?

3. Why does Popper feel that intersubjective objectivity must be applied to statistical statements?

4. How does Popper explain the dimensions of theories using geometry?

5. What role does simplicity play in theories of inductive logic?

6. Why does Popper prefer quantitative over qualitative methods?

7. What does Popper suggest about corroborations?

8. Why, according to Heisenberg, can measurement not be a basis for prediction?

9. What does Popper say about simple statements in science?

10. What is the basic contribution that Popper makes to the logic of the theory of probability?

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