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Existentialism: Quiz


Question 1: Although Martin Buber wrote his major philosophical works in German, and studied and taught at the Universities of Berlin and ________, he stands apart from the mainstream of German philosophy.
StuttgartFrankfurt am MainKasselDarmstadt

Question 2: [51] A selection from Heidegger's ________ was published in French in 1938, and his essays began to appear in French philosophy journals.
Martin HeideggerBeing and TimeGeorg Wilhelm Friedrich HegelJacques Derrida

Question 3: Books such as ________?
Deus IraeDo Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?UbikA Scanner Darkly

Question 4: Though ________ and existentialism are distinct philosophies, they are often confused with one another.

Question 5: [50] The lectures were highly influential; members of the audience included not only Sartre and Merleau-Ponty, but Raymond Queneau, ________, Louis Althusser, André Breton and Jacques Lacan.
Georges BatailleFriedrich NietzscheJean-Paul SartreGeorg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Question 6: Thus, the human being - through his ________ - creates his own values and determines a meaning to his life.
Gottfried LeibnizConsciousnessIdeaHenri Bergson

Question 7: Two of the first literary authors important to existentialism were the Czech ________ and the Russian Fyodor Dostoevsky.
The MetamorphosisFranz KafkaThe TrialThe Castle (novel)

Question 8: Some contemporary films dealing with existential issues include Fight Club, Waking Life, and ________[73].
Academy Award for Best PictureOrdinary PeopleAcademy Award for Best DirectorGolden Globe Award for Best Director

Question 9: ________, an English writer, published his study The Outsider in 1956, initially to critical acclaim.
ExistentialismFriedrich NietzscheThe Outsider (Colin Wilson)Colin Wilson

Question 10: The existentialist concept of freedom is often misunderstood as a sort of ________ where almost anything is possible and where values are inconsequential to choice and action.
Immanuel KantAristotleFriedrich NietzscheFree will


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