newupdated for fall 2011  (posted 11 Oct 2011)

Honors INQ 111: Quiz 2


1) Terms (50%): identify 10 of 12 terms for which a brief description will be given (a list of all the terms will be provided)

2) Short-answer questions (50%): short-answer questions (more details the better; focus on being able to discuss the main issues covered so far)

For review:

1. Materials covered through Oct 20 (focus on significant issues in the readings, especially as presented and discussed in class):

including Quiz 1 (see R-drive for a copy with answers: in MS Word use Tools>Option>View/Display>click Hidden text)

2. Sample questions you should be ready to answer:

1) Compare or relate Rachels and Maslow. How may they be complements? How might the claims of Maslow, if correct, impact Rachels's observations and suggestions?

2) What is meant by cultural relativism? What are some main issues and questions regarding cultural relativism (e.g., Bohannan, George, Herskovitz, Pojman, Rachels)?

    diversity thesis, dependency thesis, weak thesis of dependency, strong thesis of dependency 

3) Compare Winthrop and Luke.

4) What are some characteristics of the American spirit, and critiques of them, as expressed in the following:

    Hughes: Let America Be America Again

    Kennedy: Inaugural address

    King: Letter from Birmingham Jail

    Menkiti: Person and Community in African Traditional Thought

    Mill: Democratic Participation and Political Education

    Winthrop: A Model of Christian Charity

5) What is science? What do we mean by "natural sciences"? How do they relate to human culture and the themes of Inquiry (e.g., the table of contents in the Inquiry textbook)? Relevance to The Ghost Map?

6) What is Freakonomics, and how is it relevant to the themes and goals of Inquiry or a liberal arts education
(e.g., the table of contents in the Inquiry textbook)?

7) What does liberal arts education have to do with ethics (e.g., Freakonomics, Luke, Newman, Shapiro)?

3. highlighted terms on the R-drive