Agnosticism: Definition & Types


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Agnosticism is based around the idea of

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1. How are agnosticism, atheism, and theism related?

2. 'The human nervous system is inherently flawed and we will never understand if there is a god is most likely said by

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Agnosticism can mean different things to different people, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of agnosticism and its range. You'll be tested on terms like empiricism and theism, and how they play a role in agnosticism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The basis of agnosticism
  • The relationship between agnosticism, atheism and theism
  • The beliefs of different types of agnostics

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about theism in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the beliefs of strong agnostics and pragmatic agnostics
  • Making connections - use understanding of how knowledge and belief intersect to create different levels or types of agnosticism

Additional Learning

To learn more about agnosticism, review the accompanying lesson on Characteristics of Agnosticism. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define agnosticism
  • Identify varying degrees of agnosticism
  • Understand the relationship between agnosticism and empiricism