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Johannes Scotus Eriugena: Quiz


Question 1: At the request of the Byzantine emperor ________ (ca.
Theophilos (emperor)Basil IMichael IIIBasil II

Question 2: Eriugena anticipates ________, who said that one cannot know and believe a thing at the same time.
Thomas AquinasImmanuel KantBlaise PascalDuns Scotus

Question 3: He was thus the first to introduce the ideas of Neoplatonism from the Greek into the Western European intellectual tradition, where they were to have a strong influence on ________ theology.
ChristianChristianityJesusCatholic Church

Question 4: His work is largely based upon Saint Augustine, Pseudo-Dionysius, ________, and the Cappadocian Fathers, and is clearly Neoplatonist.
MonothelitismCatholic ChurchMaximus the ConfessorOrthodox Church

Question 5: Eriugena's work is distinguished by the freedom of his speculation, and the boldness with which he works out his logical or ________ system of the universe.
Dialectical materialismMarxismDialecticPhilosophy

Question 6: This is because ________ had preceded it with his overthrow of theistic dogmatism and had cleared the way for it, whereby the spirit of the age was ready for it, just as a ploughed field is ready for the seed.
David HumeImmanuel KantGeorg Wilhelm Friedrich HegelRené Descartes

Question 7: The form of exposition is that of ________; the method of reasoning is the syllogism.

Question 8: He is known for having translated and made commentaries upon the work of ________.
Eastern Catholic ChurchesOrthodox ChurchMonophysitismPseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite

Question 9: This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the ________.
CopyrightCopyright infringementPublic domainIntellectual property

Question 10: From the evidence available it is impossible to determine whether he was a cleric or a layman, although it is difficult to deny that the general conditions of the time make it more than probable that he was a cleric and perhaps a ________.
MonkHouseholder (Buddhism)MonasteryNun


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