The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America Test | Final Test - Easy

Louis Menand
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Despite his extensive training both at home and abroad Morris was unable to attain a professorship until offered one at __________.
(a) Harvard University.
(b) University of Michigan.
(c) University of Indiana.
(d) Union Theological College.

2. All of the following historical events played a role for William James becoming more active politically except ________.
(a) Suppression of the Phillipine Independence Movement.
(b) The Spanish-American War.
(c) Lynchings in the South.
(d) Publication of 'The Will to Believe.'

3. _________ lowered employee wages but refused to help them in any way including lowering rent in the buildings he owned.
(a) Pullman.
(b) Dewey.
(c) Morris.
(d) Pushman.

4. Soon after he was fired from Johns Hopkins, Charles Pierce bought a farm with his new wife. He was subsequently fired from ________.
(a) The Coast Service.
(b) The Massachusetts Supreme Court.
(c) Harvard Law School.
(d) University of Chicago.

5. G. Stanley Hall studied New Psychology and received a PhD under _________ at Harvard.
(a) Francis Parker.
(b) John Dewey.
(c) George Morris.
(d) William James.

6. Within his theory of pragmatism, James came to believe that some beliefs were __________.
(a) Irrational.
(b) Empty.
(c) Instinctive.
(d) Counter-intuitive.

7. _______ used notes to form the Hibbert Lectures which were eventually published in ' A Pluralistic Universe'.
(a) Oliver Wendell Holmes.
(b) Charles Pierce.
(c) William James.
(d) John Dewey.

8. __________ was created with a grant from a personal estate with direction to create a university.
(a) Dartmouth College.
(b) Johns Hopkins University.
(c) Harvard University.
(d) University of Vermont.

9. _________ took classes from Hall because he like the way Hall used physiological psychology with physics and metaphysics.
(a) George Morris.
(b) Francis Parker.
(c) William James.
(d) John Dewey.

10. James felt that pragmatism was the philosophy of __________.
(a) Complexity.
(b) Decision making.
(c) Simplicity.
(d) Being practical.

11. ________ was fired from Johns Hopkins University due to his personal problems from the past.
(a) Francis Parker.
(b) Charles Pierce.
(c) John Dewey.
(d) George Morris.

12. Jane Addams wrote an article comparing the opposing sides in the Pullman strike to __________.
(a) Hamlet and his father.
(b) Polonius and Hamlet.
(c) King Lear and Ophelia,
(d) Romeo and Juliet.

13. The first president of the University of Chicago was_________.
(a) William James.
(b) George Herbert Mead.
(c) John Dewey.
(d) William Rainey Harper.

14. Holmes greatest achievement was __________.
(a) His teaching appointments.
(b) His Civil War accomplishments.
(c) A series of books on monogenism.
(d) The lecture series 'The Common Law.'

15. After Hall discredited several candidates for the professor of philosophy position, one was finally hired in __________.
(a) 1856.
(b) 1810.
(c) 1954.
(d) 1910.

Short Answer Questions

1. The organizer of the American Railroad Union was arrested ________.

2. Chicago at the time was in the middle of the _________ strike.

3. Eventually G. Stanley Hall was able to talk his employer into sending him to _______ to study more.

4. Kallen was asked to prepare __________ manuscripts for publication in 1915.

5. The school was run based on the operating philosophies of ________ schools, including 'pure learning' and 'academic freedom'.

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