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Introduction to the Philosophy of the Human Person


Test I-Multiple Choice

Directions: Read the statement carefully and write your answer on your
answer sheet. Do not write anything on this test paper.

1. Ms. Arzaga gave her class an essay test. One item asks: “Explain your
position on the death penalty issues.” As a student, what should be
your response?
a. Knowledge and opinion about life and values
b. unconscious motives about the value of life
c. Their actions pertaining to the value of life
d. Motives and plans about the issue

2. When does “Kanya kanya syndrome become positive”?

a. When one can discern what he likes in life
b. When the benefit of others is viewed as one’s loss
c. When one protects individual interests
d. When one becomes self-reliant manifested in self-confidence

3. Which can best demonstrate civic consciousness?

a. Proud to be Pinoy c.Technology transfer
B. Paying Taxes d. Waste disposal awareness

4. Which is the value that regards others with dignity and respect?
a. Sensitivity c. pakikipagkapwa
b. faith and religiosity d. Flexibility and

5. Which of the following best shows the weakness of familism?

a. Family centeredness c. Loyalty to the family
b. Patronage and political dynasties d. Concern for family

6. Which of the following individuals does not exhibit vulnerability to

a. corporate leader who bribes in public bidding
b. a political leader who resorts to vote buying
c. A waiter who reports a lost item to authority
d. A public employee who neglects his duty

7. Filipinos have the ability to survive. Which does not show this trait?
a. basic optimism and flexibility c. Deep faith in God
b.tolerance for violation of human rights d. Endure despite
difficult times

8. The supreme and overarching value that characterizes a human person is

a. Global spirituality c. Truth and Goodness
b. Human dignity d. Love and tolerance

9. Economic efficiency as a value is least encouraged by:

a. a deep sense of work ethic
b. an accelerated productivity through vocational efficiency
c. The use of capital for family enterprises
d. A self-reliant and independent national economy

10. The philosophy of the human person is of incalculable value. This

means that:
a. Every person has limitless potentials and that he/she is born to
actualize himself/herself
b. The human person has a spirit that never dies
c, The human person’s mind can infinitely think of anything beyond
d. There is no price that commensurate a person’s life and dignity.
11. Societal change requires continually deep-seated questions about good
living. Which of these did Socrates recognize as the greatest of the
human virtues?.
a. Moral Wisdom c. Courage
b. Fair Justice d. Piety

12. In what era wherein the medieval period occured?

a. 500-1500 c. 1500-1800
b. 150-500 d. 500-1800
13. It refers to a companionship or friendly association with others, an
alliance, a community or a union.

a. Friendship c. social life

b. Society d. community
14. This society uses machinery in producing goods and services.

a. Agrarian society c. industrial society

b. Feudal society d. hunting society
15. The earliest and simplest form of society.

a. Virtual society c. industrial society

b. Feudal society d. hunting and gathering society
16. These are actions or things that are considered important by society.

a. Values c. lovers
b. Normes d. cares
17. In the middle age the way of life is called feudalism, which comes from
the Latin medieval feudum means;

a. Property or posesion c. priority or possetion

b. Property or possession d. priority or position
18. “I do not seek insight of reason in order to believe. I believe in
order to gain insight. Indeed, I also believe this; that I should never
be able to attain insight if I did not believe.” This quote said by;

a. St. Augustine c. St. Anselm

b. St. Thomas Aquinas d. St. Bonaventure
19. He is a philosopher who posted 95 theses to the door of the church at
Wittenberg and initiated the reformation.

a. John Locke c. Christopher Columbus

b. Leonardo Da Vinci d. Martin Luther
20. It is the inner structure of the human spirit that merely express
itself in the visible nature about us.

a. Critical idealism c. empiricism

b. naturalism d. thinking
21. Change as a Condition of Modern life are the following, except;

a. On friendship & new knowledge c. economic sphere & social realm

b. Globalization & modernization d. technology & policy making

22. This complex and interrelated series of changes in humanity’s way of
life is generally known as;

a. Process c. Modernization
b. Continuation d. Inventions
23. For him:_“Knowing and accepting ourselves are important ingredients in
establishing boundaries”. The author believes that whatever path we will
tread, our choices should ultimately be based on our genuine freedom.
Who is this philosopher?

a. Joaquin b. Chalita c. Miller d. Carol

24. Who is the philosopher who believes in actuality and

potentiality that constitute change in life?

a.Aristotle b.Socrates c.Plato d.Gabriel Marcel

25.One of the structure of care that humanity flees from the

disclosure of anxiety to lose oneself in the absorption with
the instrumental world.

a.fallenness b.facticity c.possibility d.none of the above

26. Marcel’s Phenomenological Method looks at the world or at

any object as a problem, detached from the self and fragment.

a.Primary Reflection b.Secondary Reflection

c.possibility d.facticity

27. For him, contemplation of the mind means that mind is in

communion with the universal and external ideas.

a.Aristotle b.Plato c.Socrates d.Karl Jasper

28. The dualism of Sartre that signifies the permeable and

dense, silent, and dead.

a.POUR-SOI(for itself) c.EN-SOI/POUR-SOI

b.EN-SOI(in itself d.None of the above)

29. Who among the philosophers resolutely opposed Nazism?He is

one of the very fear Christians intellectuals in Germany(1883-

a.Martin Heidegger c.Karl Jaspers

b.Arthur Schopenhauer d.Jean Paul Sartre
30. What is Marcel’s method that looks at the world with

a.Secondary Reflection c.Primary Reflection

b.Possibility d.Facticity

31.Who among the philosophers who believes Philosophy has the

tension(the essense of drama) and the harmony(that is the
essense of music.)

a.Gabriel Marcel c.Karl Jaspers

b.Jean Paul Sartre d.Aristotle

32.In his analysis,human existence is exhibited in care.

a.Martin Heidegger c.Arthur Schopenhauer

b.Friedrich Nietzsche d.Plato

33.For Him,the WILL is neither peculiar to human agents,nor does

each agent have his or her own will.
a.Plato c.Arthur Schopenhauer
b.Friedrich Nietzsche d.Aristotle

34.Sartre’s dualism that the world only has a meaning according

to what the person gives to it?

a.facticity c.POUR-SOI(for itself)

b.EN-SOI(in-itself) d.Possibility

35. Who among the Philosophers discussed considers WILL as being

grounded in our life and has no purpose?

a.Arthur Schopenhauer c.Friedrich Nietzsche

b.Martin Heidegger d.Jean Paul Sartre
Test III-Identification
Directions: Write T if the statement is correct and F if it is wrong.

T 36. Man has the natural tendency to establish relationships with other

F 37. We are primarily aware of people as objects and not as persons.

F 38. The views and ideas of other people, as well as social context, do
not influence our behaviour as individuals.

T 39. Intersubjectivity refers to shared awareness and understanding among


F 40. “Seeming” refers to the capacity of individuals to engage in genuine

interaction with others.

T 41. An authentic relationship is possible only if individuals acknowledge

each other’s presence as persons.

T 42. Availability refers to the willingness of a person to make himself or

herself available for another.

F 43. All humans find it difficult to have meaningful relationships with


T 44. Emphathy requires an individual to accept the other as a thinking,

feeling person.

F 45. Ethics of care believes that persons help one another because of
their selfish interests.

Test IV-Scrambled Terms

Directions: Rearrange the scrambled term which signify the definition given
underlined statements.

Dialogue 46. A deep and genuine relationship between persons is called


Alienation 47. oliaiaten refers to a state when a person ceases to view

the other as a distinct and authentic person. Rather, the person
considers others as merely objects or means to satisfy personal
interests or desires.

Death 48. atdeh is the end of bodily functions which signals the end of a
person’s life. It also refers to the separation of the body and soul.

Suffering 49. ingffersu takes place when we patiently endure

unpleasantness, discomfort and pain. It can be experienced physically or
Moral freedom 50. aomrl omdeefr refers to using freedom in a manner that
upholds human dignity and goodness.

“An unexamined life is not worth living”-Socrates