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Name ____________________________ Grade 11, section ____ Date ___________________

Philosophical Anthropology, Final Exam, 1st Mr Manuel Ramn O. Score


semester 2016-17 Escasa ________
A. Choose ONE of these four. Answer in no more than 5 sentences.
1. What is wrong with saying that man descended from the apes?
2. What is wrong with saying that man descended from ape-like creatures?
3. What is wrong with saying that everything is the product of evolution?
4. What is wrong with saying that the Biblical accounts of creation contradict the findings
of evolutionary science?

B. Choose ONE of these four. Answer in no more than 5 sentences.


1. What is difficult about saying that evolution is random, the product of chance?
2. What is difficult about obtaining knowledge about our ancestors and their behavior?
3. How do anthropologists use the knowledge of contemporary remote tribes to understand
prehistoric tribes? What are the limits of that knowledge?
4. What is difficult about determining when the human person first emerged on the earth?

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C. Choose ONE of these four. Answer in no more than 5 sentences.
1. How do prehistoric tools show human elements that point to the emergence of man?
2. How do prehistoric funerary practices show human elements that point to the emergence
of man?
3. How do prehistoric cave paintings show human elements that point to the emergence of
man?
4. How does the harnessing of fire show human elements that point to the emergence of
man?

D. Choose ONE of these three. Answer in no more than 5 sentences.


1. Why is it not possible to have a private language, a language only one person can
understand, speak, use, etc?
2. How does the use of language show the superiority of intellect over animal instincts?
3. When we say that languages and the meanings of words are arbitrary, does that mean we
can use words and languages arbitrarily?

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E. What do we mean when we say that words are powerful? Does it mean that we only fool
ourselves when we say that we understand the meanings of words? Are we simply
manipulated by words? Be ready to give your own examples and not simply repeat the ones
given in class. Answer in no more than ten sentences.

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