2017_1 TMA Solutions - GST105, History & Philosophy of Science

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2017_1 TMA Solutions - GST105, History & Philosophy of Science

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1 Which of these may not constitute environmental pollution

crude oil

2 ____ is a substance whose presence in the air is harmful?


3 Which of these gases is an air pollutant?

carbom monoxide

4 _____ refers to the release of substances or energy into the environment in quantities which are harmful to man and other living things


5 Envoronmental assault such as constant flaring of gas may happen to one of these communities


6 In which year was the cellular phone introduced in the year ___


7 Which of these diseases is not associated with the radioactive particles from atomic bomb

diabete s

8 All the following are facts about atomic bombs except ____

part of the radioactive element can be used to cure cancer

9 All these constitute water pollution except ___

oxygen transfor mation

10 The bombing of Japanese cities during the second world war in 1945 was carried out by the

America ns

11 Hiroshima was a popular town in ____


12 Which of these towns were destroyed by atomic bombs during the 2nd world war


13 Which of the following is not an effect of climate change


14 ___ refers to absorbing and returning of heat to the earth's surface due to green house gases

global warming

15 Which of these is not a green house gas


16 The threat to climate arises from the retention of a level of _____ in the atmosphere


17 ____ is a collection of various computer networks linked together and communicating by a common protocol


18 The term ENIAC simply means _____

Electronic Numeral Intergrator and Computer

19 The first electronic digital computer was assembled in the year ____


20 The first communication satelite called "Echos" was launched by the _____

United state

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Re: 2017_1 TMA Solutions - GST105, History & Philosophy of Science

Postby admin » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:47 am

1 The first step of the Arabs when they came in contact with ancient science was ____

searched for the writing of the greeks and translated them into their language

2 In which region of the world did Islamic knowledge flourish


3 One significant invention during the dark ages that was not noticed is _____

the convention of rigid horse collar and iron horse shoes

4 The proposition that "everything that moves is moved by something else" can be credited to


5 From the point of view of a christian, knowledge on nature was valued only as a means of


6 Why did the father of the church show little interest in knowledge of nature

knowledge of nature would not help them in their hope of life to come

7 Why was the study of biology lagged far behind chemistry and physics

people at that time believed that organisms were to o complex to study

8 The following facts supported the proposotion that 19th century was considered as the classic scientific age except _______

the usage of scientific method in the field of science was introduc ed

9 In what century was the role of air and gas in chemical reaction (combustion) discovered

18th-19th century

10 The first scientist-philosopher who attempted to arrange the steps of scientific method in a logical manner was ___

Francis beaco n

11 Who among the following is not a proponent of the heliocentric theory of the universe

Leonardo da vinci

12 Which of the following is not a planetary law according to the proponents of heliocentric theory

the rotation and revolution is inversely proportional to their astronomical distance

13 Who among the early scientists searched the heaven with his mind and not the telescope

Nicolas copernicus

14 The most gratest eminent Muslim Phycist was ____

Ibn-al-H uthaim

15 Why did the church authorities oppose the heleocentric theory of the universe

the theory implied that humanity is no longer at the centre of the creation

16 The copernican theory of the universe was ____

not based on experimentation

17 The view of the universe which posited that the sun is at the centre of universe while the planets revolve round is called ____

heliocentric theor y

18 The view of the author of Al-Majest about the earth and other planets is called ____

geocentric theory

19 The book of Al-Majest which explains how heavenly bodies moved round the earth was authored by ____

Ptolemy of Alexand ria

20 Which century marked the true freedom of true experimental science from philosophy and religion

16th-17th centu ry
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Re: 2017_1 TMA Solutions - GST105, History & Philosophy of Science

Postby admin » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:50 am

1 Paradigm conservation in philosophy refers to _______

impractical proposal

2 Semantic in philosophy is about ____


3 The philosopher that introduced the principle of falsifiability is called ______

Karl Popper

4 Falsifiability simply means _____

the principle which take care of statement which cannot be verified

5 Philosophy with the analysis of concepts and the meaning of words is called ____


6 The branch of philosophy which deals with validity and soundness of an argument is called


7 All men are mortal, John is a man, therefore John is a mortal. The conclusion John is Mortal is a _____ knowledge


8 Consider the argument " All men are mortal. Peter is a man. Therefore Peter is Mortal. Which of these statement is a premise?

all men are mo rtal

9 ______ is a branch of philosophy that deals with human and thought


10 Objectivity in science can be sustained if one does all the following but

disregard all unpleasant or threats situation

11 The objectivity in critical thinking can be affected due to all the following except

exposure to inspiration

12 All the following are forms in which theory can be stated except

tentative assertion

13 Which of the following is regarded as the final step in scientific method

theory form ulation

14 Scientific conclusion has the following characteristics except _______

it is absolute

15 Philosophy of science is hinged on the ________ nature of philosophy


16 Which of these statements is false in respect of philosophy and science

inductive method is applied in philosophy while deductive method only is for science

17 Which of the following may not be considered as the point of convergence between philosophy and science

they emphasize irrationality and sp irituality

18 Which of these questions may not get response in philosophy of science

what is the essence of humanity?

19 Which of these statements is not true about philosophy

philosophy as a subject originate fr om science

20 According to the greeks, a philosopher is simply ______

lover of wisdom
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Re: 2017_1 TMA Solutions - GST105, History & Philosophy of Science

Postby admin » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:55 am

1 All the features below describes religion except _____

it could be authenticated using scientific method

2 All the following are non-science disciplines except _______


3 Which of the following is true about science

it contribute to the development of theology

4 Which of these does not explain why man involve in scientific activity

to enhance spiritual fulfilment

5 All these disciplines reflect curriculum interrogation except ______


6 All the folllowing are example of social science except ______


7 The disciplines that are concerned with drugs and drug contents of plant can be grouped under

pharmaceutical sci ence

8 Anatomy, physiology, surgery can be categorized as _______

medical science

9 All these are examples of biological science except _____

chemis try

10 Physics, chemistry and astronomy can also be described as _____

physical science

11 Which of these can be described as non-perception object:


12 The branch of science that emphasize regularities of laws and theories and also make inductive generalization is called _____

empirical science

13 Sense perception objects are mostly associated with ______

empirical scien ce

14 Physics, chemistry, biology and medical sciences are best described as _____

empirical science

15 Religion relies on the principle that the universe is generally governed by ____ laws


16 Logic, physics and statistics will be best described as _____

formal science

17 Geometry, algebra, trigonometry and arithmethic are examples of ______

formal science

18 Scientific discipline can be classified into ____ and _____

empirical and formal science

19 All of these terms are associated with formal science except ____


20 Which of these group of science adopt scientific method to acquire knowledge

empirical and formal science

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