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Boredom: Quiz


Question 1: Some philosophies of ________ propose that if children are raised in an environment devoid of stimuli, and are not allowed or encouraged to interact with their environment, they will fail to develop the mental capacities to do so.
Foster careAttachment theoryParentingChild discipline

Question 2: Boredom is a condition characterized by ________ of one's environment as dull, tedious, and lacking in stimulation.
PerceptionImmanuel KantGeorg Wilhelm Friedrich HegelArthur Schopenhauer

Question 3: Boredom has been studied as being related to ________ among teens.
Drug abuseDrug addictionMood disorderDrug overdose

Question 4: In Chapter 18 of the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray by ________ (1854–1900) it is written; "The only horrible thing in the world is ennui, Dorian.
Edgar Allan PoeOscar WildeWillie WildeLord Alfred Douglas

Question 5: Above and beyond taste and character, the universal case of boredom consists in any instance of waiting, as ________ noted, such as in line, for someone else to arrive or finish a task, or while one is travelling.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich HegelArthur SchopenhauerMartin HeideggerFriedrich Nietzsche

Question 6: In the lecture, ________ included about 100 pages on boredom, probably the most extensive philosophical treatment ever of the subject.
Martin HeideggerFriedrich NietzscheGeorg Wilhelm Friedrich HegelArthur Schopenhauer

Question 7: Boredom is often inversely related to ________, and in school it may be a sign that a student is not challenged enough, or too challenged.

Question 8: [20] The Yellow Pages used to carry an entry under Boring, "See ________", but this was changed in 1996 to "See sites exploration."[21]
Civil engineeringElectrical engineeringEnvironmental engineeringStructural engineering

Question 9: [12] In Kierkegaard's remark in ________, that "patience cannot be depicted" visually, there is a sense that any immediate moment of life may be fundamentally tedious.
The Sickness Unto DeathEither/OrSøren KierkegaardRegine Olsen

Question 10: Boredom is in fact taken in this sense by virtually all existentialist philosophers as well as by ________.
ExistentialismArthur SchopenhauerFriedrich NietzscheGeorg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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