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Ernest Gellner: Quiz


Question 1: This was Kafka's tricultural Prague, he told John Davis of Oxford University: ________ but stunningly beautiful, a city he later spent years longing for.
Racial antisemitismAntisemitismThe HolocaustJews

Question 2: Obituary in ________, November 7, 1995
The ObserverThe IndependentThe TimesThe Guardian

Question 3: Catalogue of the Gellner papers at the Archives Division of the ________.
London School of EconomicsKing's College LondonUniversity of BristolUniversity of Cambridge

Question 4: His Plough, Sword and Book (1988) investigated the philosophy of history, and Conditions of Liberty (1994) sought to explain the collapse of ________.
Socialist stateSocialismMarxismKarl Marx

Question 5: That same year, he began his academic career at the ________ as an assistant to Professor John Macmurray in the Department of Moral Philosophy.
University of EdinburghUniversity of OxfordUniversity of BristolUniversity of Cambridge

Question 6: Ordinary language philosophy, in one form or another, was the dominant approach at ________ at the time (although the philosophers themselves denied they were part of any unified school).
OxbridgeBodleian LibraryDurham UniversityEngland

Question 7: For Gellner, "________ is primarily a political principle that holds that the political and the national unit should be congruent".
Anti-nationalismLeft-wing nationalismFascismNationalism

Question 8: Gellner resource page (at the ________)
King's College LondonLondon School of EconomicsUniversity of CambridgeUniversity of Bristol

Question 9: He was brought up in ________, attending a Czech primary school before entering the English-language grammar school.

Question 10: Obituary in ________, November 8, 1995
The IndependentThe GuardianThe Sun (newspaper)The Times


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