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1. When in illusion one cognises silver in place of a counch-shell, the status of silver according to Advaitavedanta is :
(A) Real
(B) Unreal
(C) Neither real nor unreal
(D) Identical with self

2. The following classification of anumana is not accepted by Nyaya :
(A) Svabhavanumana and Karyanumana
(B) Svarthanumana and Pararthanumana
(C) Purvavat, Sesavat and Samanyatodrsta
(D) Kevalanvayi, Kevalavyatireki, Anvayavyatireki

3. The four Brahmavihara accepted in Buddhism are :
(A) Maitri, Satya, Brahmacarya, Karuna
(B) Maitri, Sila, Samadhi, Karuna
(C) Maitri, Karuna, Mudita, Upeksa
(D) Sila, Samadhi, Prajña, Paramita

4. Out of Isvara, Jiva and Jagat, according to Madhva :
(A) Isvara is independent, others are dependent
(B) Isvara and jiva are independent, jagat is dependent
(C) All are independent
(D) All are dependent on Brahman

5. According to Gandhi, Truth should be in :
(A) Custom, Tradition and Law
(B) Tradition, Worship, Action
(C) Prayer, Worship and Devotion
(D) Thought, Speech and Action

6. Kevaladvaita-vedanta accepts the following theory in relation to the origination of the world :
(A) Satkaryavada
(B) Asatkaryavada
(C) Vivartavada
(D) Parinamavada

7. The concept of ‘Life-world’ (Lebenswelt) can be attributed to :
(A) Frege
(B) Meinong
(C) Brentano
(D) Husserl

8. According to Varna-system, study of Vedas was regarded as the duty of :
(A) Only Brahmanas
(B) Brahmanas and Ksatriyas only
(C) Brahmanas, Ksatriyas and Vaisyas only
(D) All the four Varnas

9. In valid categorical syllogism the middle term must be distrbuted :
(A) at least once in the premises
(B) at least twice in the premises
(C) at least once in the conclusion
(D) at least twice in the conclusion

10. According to Buddhism, tri-ratnas mean :
(A) Sila, Samadhi and Prajña
(B) Satya, Ahimsa and Brahmacarya
(C) Avidya, Samskara and Vijñana
(D) Drsti, Sankalpa and Vak

11. If ‘A’ proposition is true, the truth value of ‘O’ proposition is……………. .
(A) True
(B) False
(C) May be True
(D) May be False

12. The following purusartha has basically an instrumental value :
(A) Artha
(B) Kama
(C) Dharma
(D) Moksa

13. According to Gandhi, the government of the village should be conducted by :
(A) Panchayat of five persons
(B) Sarpanch
(C) Sarpanch and Teacher of Primary School
(D) Sarpanch and District Collector

14. ‘A cannot be both B and not B’ is the law of :
(A) Double negation
(B) Identity
(C) Excluded Middle
(D) Contradiction

15. For Merleau Ponty embodiment is :
(A) External Space
(B) Expressive Space
(C) Mechanical Space
(D) Natural Space

16. “Everything that happens (begins to be) presupposes something from which it follows according to some rule.” Kant stated this in relation to :
(A) Causation
(B) Substance
(C) Modality
(D) Relation

17. Prama is understood in Nyaya as :
(A) Veridical perception
(B) True cognition—presentative or representative
(C) True presentative cognition
(D) Means to knowledge

18. Locke did not root personal identity in :
(A) Consciousness
(B) Memory
(C) Substantial Permanence
(D) Moral Responsibility

19. The world according to Advaitavedanta is :
(A) Real
(B) Unreal
(C) Both real and unreal
(D) Neither real nor unreal

20. Purvamimamsa accepts the following theory of validity. Choose from the code given below :
(i) Intrinsic validity
(ii) Extrinsic validity
(iii) Intrinsic invalidity
(iv) Extrinsic invalidity
(A) (i) and (iii)
(B) (ii) and (iv)
(C) (i) and (iv)
(D) (ii) and (iii)

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21. Rule-utilitarians maintain that we must consider carefully the importance of :
(A) The afterlife
(B) Practices
(C) Custom and tradition
(D) Hopes

22. Niskamakarma implies not having desire for :
(A) any action
(B) prohibitted actions
(C) prescribed actions
(D) fruits of actions

23. The principle of ‘might is right’ as justice was espoused by :
(A) Thracymachus
(B) Meno
(C) Euthyphro
(D) Phaedo

24. According to Naiyayikas, potness in the pot is perceived by eyes through the following type of sense-objectcontact :
(A) Samyoga
(B) Samavaya
(C) Samyukta-samavaya
(D) Samyukta-samaveta-samavaya

25. A deductive argument is invalid if and only if :
(A) All the premises are false
(B) All the premises are true and the conclusion is false
(C) All the premises and the conclusion are false
(D) All the premises are false but the conclusion is true

26. According to Prescriptivism the basic function of moral language is :
(A) to express speaker’s attitude
(B) to describe a scientific fact
(C) to describe non-natural nature of an action
(D) to state what ought to be done

27. The view that the condition of the truth of a belief does not involve belief but its objects was upheld by :
(A) Russell
(B) Dewey
(C) Bradley
(D) Austin

28. According to Gandhi, a pre-condition of Satyagraha is :
(A) a belief in rebirth
(B) a belief in moksha
(C) a belief in pleasure as an ultimate end
(D) shanshodhak vritti

29. Akanksa as a constitutive condition of a meaningful sentence means :
(A) Desire of the speaker
(B) Intended meaning of the sentence
(C) Expectancy of a word for other words in a sentence
(D) Internal consistency of the sentence meaning

30. Ricoeur’s relation to Gadamer and Habermas can be described as :
(A) Critical
(B) Dialectical
(C) Analytical
(D) Reconciliatory

31. A sentence is neither true nor false, but particular use of it is true or false according to :
(A) Russell
(B) Strawson
(C) Wittgenstein
(D) Austin

32. The word ‘Islam’ means :
(A) Grace
(B) Peace
(C) Virtue
(D) Contract

33. The Ethics of Zoroastrianism is included in the following :
(A) Prayers, charity and meditation
(B) Goodness of thought, speech and action
(C) Worship of light
(D) Tolerance and altruism

34. Gilligan’s feminist ethics of care assumes that human beings are :
(A) Atomic
(B) Intellectual
(C) Relational
(D) Rational

35. According to Christianity, the following are the manifestations of God :
(A) Holy Bible, Holy Church, Holy Son
(B) Holy Son, Holy Father, Holy Mother
(C) Holy Father, Holy Son, Holy Ghost
(D) Holy Mother, Holy Son, Holy Spirit

36. The earliest sacred texts of Hinduism are the :
(A) Vedas
(B) Upanisadas
(C) Brahmanas
(D) Aranyakas

37. What, according to Wittgenstein, does a name stand for ?
(A) Idea
(B) Universal
(C) Object
(D) Picture

38. Searle’s classification of speech acts is based on :
(A) Logic
(B) Pragmatics
(C) Syntax
(D) Semantics

39. “The only freedom which deserves the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs…… .” It is said by :
(A) Mill
(B) Hegel
(C) Kant
(D) Rousseau

40. Wittgenstein’s later view on universals is known as :
(A) Picture theory
(B) Linguistic mysticism
(C) Family resemblance
(D) Logical atomism

41. Which of the following is not true for Aristotle ?
(A) Metaphysics is a study of existence
(B) Metaphysics is a study of essense of being
(C) Metaphysics is a study of substance
(D) Metaphysics is a study of an aspect of being

42. Ramanuja explains the relation between Isvara on the one hand and Jiva and Jagat on the other, by using the notion of :
(A) Abheda
(B) Bhedabheda
(C) Ayutasiddhi
(D) Aprthaksiddhi

43. Akas, dik and kala according to Vaisesika are all :
(A) Gunas
(B) perceptible objects
(C) single and vibhu dravyas
(D) creations of God

44. “Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters pain and pleasure.” This statement is made by :
(A) Berkeley
(B) Bradley
(C) Bentham
(D) Broad

45. The following school is known for proposing complex definitions of vyapti, examining them crtically and trying to reach the final definition :
(A) Pracina-nyaya
(B) Navyanyaya
(C) Vaisesika
(D) Mahayana-Buddhism

46. The view that the inductive principle cannot be proved or disproved was upheld by :
(A) Frege
(B) Russell
(C) Locke
(D) Descartes

47. Which of the following statements are true according to Frege ?
(1) Concepts are independent of objects
(2) Concepts are real in a logical realm
(3) Concepts are names
(4) Concepts are mental images
(A) (1) and (2)
(B) (3) and (4)
(C) (1) and (3)
(D) (2) and (4)

48. The book Conflict of Interpretations, is written by :
(A) Dilthey
(B) Gadamer
(C) Habermas
(D) Ricoeur

49. According to Gandhi, Varna is :
(A) Class as well as caste
(B) Class and not caste
(C) Caste and not class
(D) Classless caste

50. According to Jainism, Samyaka Caritra consists of these five :
(A) Vratas
(B) Silas
(C) Yama
(D) Niyama