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Lesson Worksheet: What Is Thinking? Philosophy

In this worksheet, we will practice explaining the meaning and importance of thinking.

Q1:

What distinguishes humans from all other animals?

  • ABreathing
  • BCommunicating
  • CMoving
  • DThinking
  • EGrowing

Q2:

Fill in the blank: According to Mohammed Iqbal, in order to solve your problems, you do not need guidance from anything other than your .

  • Agut
  • Bemotions
  • Cmind
  • Dparents
  • Eteachers

Q3:

What is the relationship between experiences and principles?

  • AExperiences are formed by particularizing principles.
  • BPrinciples are formed by excluding experiences.
  • CPrinciples are formed by generalizing experiences.
  • DExperiences are formed by adding principles.
  • EExperiences are formed by denying principles.

Q4:

Thinking allows an individual to better cope with stress and demanding life challenges.

Which benefit of thinking does the preceding phrase describe?

  • AImproved mental health
  • BCritical thinking
  • CProfessional success
  • DIntellectual independence
  • EScientific and technological progress

Q5:

Thinking is something people do, and people have needs, feelings, values, desires, and past experiences. What is the relationship between these aspects of their character and their thinking?

  • AThe thinker’s character is affected by their thinking.
  • BThe relationship between thinking and the character of the thinker depends on the thinking and on the thinker’s character.
  • CThinking and the character of the thinker have nothing to do with each other.
  • DThinking is affected by the thinker’s character.
  • EThinking affects and is affected by the thinker’s character.

Q6:

Fill in the blank: Exposure to stimuli results in thinking when a person the stimulus.

  • Adislikes
  • Blooks at
  • Cwants
  • Dattempts to explain
  • Eignores

Q7:

What does Descartes’s famous phrase “I think, therefore I am” mean?

  • AMy existence is nothing but thought.
  • BMy existence is an illusion.
  • CI cannot know whether I exist.
  • DAs long as I am thinking, I must exist.
  • EI am, whether or not I think.

Q8:

Fill in the blank: Often, the purpose of thinking is to improve the situation of the thinking person and reality as a whole. That is because thinking is part of a person’s .

  • Atheoretical outlook
  • Binner life
  • Cway of escaping reality
  • Dpractical activity
  • Ehopes and dreams

Q9:

What is the most common way for people to express their thoughts?

  • ALanguage
  • BArguments
  • CSocial media
  • DMathematics
  • EExpressionist painting

Q10:

Fill in the blank: Thinking depends on an individual's present experiences as well as their .

  • Aprior dreams only
  • Bprior knowledge and experiences
  • Cprior experiences only
  • Dprior knowledge, dreams, and experiences
  • Eprior knowledge only

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