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Christian Wolff (philosopher): Quiz


Question 1: 1750), in which he praised the purity of the moral precepts of ________, pointing to them as an evidence of the power of human reason to reach moral truth by its own efforts.
AristotlePlatoConfuciusGottfried Leibniz

Question 2: Halle was the headquarters of Pietism, which, after a long struggle against ________ dogmatism, had itself assumed the characteristics of a new orthodoxy.
LutheranismProtestant ReformationSacramental unionApostles' Creed

Question 3: He was also a member of many academies and probably the first scholar to have been created hereditary ________ of the Holy Roman Empire on the basis of his academic work.

Question 4: Christian Wolff (less correctly Wolf; also known as Wolfius), baron, (24 January 1679 - 9 April 1754) was a German ________.
David HumePhilosophyPolitical philosophyAristotle

Question 5: Wolff was also the creator of German as the language of scholarly instruction and research, although he also wrote in ________, so that an international audience could, and did, read him.
Roman EmpireLatinVulgar LatinOld Latin

Question 6: This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the ________.
CopyrightCopyright infringementPublic domainIntellectual property

Question 7: He studied mathematics and physics at the ________, soon adding philosophy.
University of HeidelbergUniversity of BarcelonaUniversité catholique de LouvainUniversity of Jena

Question 8: Wolff was born in Breslau, ________ into a modest family.
OderSilesian VoivodeshipLower SilesiaSilesia

Question 9: In 1703, he qualified as Privatdozent at the ________, where he lectured until 1706, when he was called as professor of mathematics and natural philosophy to the University of Halle.
University of LeipzigRuhr University BochumUniversity of CoimbraAristotle University of Thessaloniki

Question 10: The same day Wolff passed into Saxony, and presently proceeded to Marburg in ________ (or Hesse-Cassel), to whose university he had received a call even before this crisis, which was now renewed.
Upper Rhenish CircleWorms, GermanyHesse-KasselWaldeck (state)


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