Thursday, November 19, 2009

I Know Everything

Thanks to my friend D. I now know everything. She gave me a book: The Knowledge Book, Everything You Need to Know to Get By in the 21st Century. It's fun to flip through and just skim, finding fascinating facts. It's a National Geographic book.

And while I skim through it, I enjoy yummy melty chocolate given to me by my friend H. What more could a girl ask for?

I am going to share some knowledge with you and see if you are as know-it-all as I am:

1. Western philosophy began with a quest to understand what:
a] divine influence on reality
b] beliefs and superstitions of humanity
c] platonic love
d] the true nature of reality

2. Matching: match the description with the correct group name
A) Conservatives
B) Liberals
C) Socialists
D) Greens

i) want to build a society exhibiting solidarity upon the principle of equality
ii) stress environmental protection and seek to establish a greater level of democracy
iii) stress the responsibility and self-determination of the individual
iv) want to maintain traditional values

3. Stanley Kubrick worked with NASA experts for three years for the production of what science fiction movie?

That's enough knowledge for now. How'd you do??


Anonymous said...

Looks like I might need to borrow your book. I don't know everything!

Elaine Adair said...

Dang it - apparently I know nothing. 8-( including how to understand text that doesn't include the words "seam" "ruler" "thread", etc. LOL

hetty said...

Question 1
I have no idea why Western philosophy was started. Even though the answer is there somewhere I don't recognize it. I thought it had to do with science or something.

Question 2
A - iv
B - iii
C - i
D - ii

Question 3
Stanley Kubrick's movie was '2001,
a Space Odyssey.

A fun book. May I borrow it sometime?

Carol E. said...

Hetty is totally right with the questions she answered. The answer to number one is (d) the true nature of reality. And Hetty is right, it was kind of a science-based thing - they replaced beliefs and superstition with observation and reason. I am NOT a philosophy expert.. just pulled a few sentences out of this book to create the question and answer, so rest assured, there is much more to it than what I have presented here. [There is a reason I dropped my philosophy class in college.]