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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does James describe noetic quality?
(a) New virtues.
(b) New happiness.
(c) New knowledge.
(d) New morals.

2. James claims that in excess, what can become gullibility?
(a) Religion.
(b) Strength.
(c) Charity.
(d) Virtue.

3. James says that the field of consciousness is a center fringed by which of the following?
(a) Ignorance.
(b) Attention.
(c) Awareness.
(d) Intelligence.

4. Who believed that inclusive forms of consciousness are partly generated by less inclusive forms?
(a) Hegel.
(b) Wordsworth.
(c) Fechner.
(d) James.

5. James states that which viewpoint is the process for determining truth?
(a) Pantheism.
(b) Pluralism.
(c) Monism.
(d) Pragmatism.

6. What position does James attribute to being the 'each-form'?
(a) Pluralist.
(b) Theist.
(c) Meliorist.
(d) Monist.

7. Lecture VII relates which of the following to pragmatism?
(a) Rationalism.
(b) Humanism.
(c) Logic.
(d) Religion.

8. James states purity arises from a sense of sensitivity to _________.
(a) Purity.
(b) Inconsistency.
(c) Ascetism.
(d) Happiness.

9. James believes that which viewpoint fills the needs of both religion and fact?
(a) Monism.
(b) Pantheism.
(c) Relgion.
(d) Pragmatism.

10. 'Each-form,' according to James, allows for intimacy with which of the following?
(a) Divine.
(b) Love.
(c) Emotion.
(d) Intelligence.

11. Fechner's faith saved him from which of the following, according to James?
(a) Pain.
(b) Illness.
(c) Death.
(d) Fear.

12. What does James use as an example to explain the significance of substance?
(a) Jewish temple.
(b) Christian church.
(c) Crucifix.
(d) Eucharist.

13. Which phrase does James use to describe common sense?
(a) Cycle of life.
(b) Thinking pattern.
(c) Symptom of aging.
(d) Stage of development.

14. James suggests that the experience of evil is necessary from an existential viewpoint to access deep levels of which of the following?
(a) Depression.
(b) Truth.
(c) Lies.
(d) Happiness.

15. What is the view that salvation is neither impossible nor inevitable?
(a) Pessimism.
(b) Ascetism.
(c) Meliorism.
(d) Optimism.

Short Answer Questions

1. James asserts that inquiry is first designed to evaluate which of the following?

2. James holds that in which stance does the mind makes connections between ideas that are just as valid as other truths?

3. What word does James associate with prayer?

4. What stance does James attribute to being the way out of monism?

5. James says that mystical experience carries a sense of which of the following?

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