Subject: "ISMS": A TO J

Identify the philosophy expressed as an "ism." Answers are listed from A-J. (e.g., A: The rejection of belief in the existence of deities. Answer: Atheism.)

Freshman Level

1. B: Set of religious beliefs based on the teaching of Siddhartha Gautama.

2. C: The core of this Chinese philosophy is humanism.

3. D: Everything is caused by another event, so you are not free to choose.

Graduate Level

4. E: All people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities.

5. F: The belief of some Christians that every word in the Bible is exactly true.

6. G: Places the interests of the entire world above those of individual nations.

Ph.D. Level

7. H: Argues that pleasure is the only intrinsic good.

8. I: The pursuit of or belief in noble ideals, principles and values.

9. J: Indian religion that prescribes nonviolence toward all living beings.


1. Buddhism.

2. Confucianism.

3. Determinism.

4. Egalitarianism.

5. Fundamentalism.

6. Globalism.

7. Hedonism.

8. Idealism.

9. Jainism.

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