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20 Questions and Answers About Isms


  1. Discrimination against middle-aged and elderly people?
  2. An ethical system that values the pursuit of pleasure?
  3. A tendency to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen?
  4. Thinking of or dealing with problems in a practical way, rather than by using theory?
  5. The principle of unrestricted power in government?
  6. The practice or principle of basing opinions and actions on reason and knowledge rather than on emotional response?
  7. Disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others?

  8. The system in European societies of the 13th to 10th centuries whereby a social hierarchy was established based the distribution of land into units and on local administrative control?
  9. Doctrine promoting the welfare of mankind?
  10. The hopeful feeling that everything is going to turn out well?
  11. The theory of the evolution of species by natural selection?
  12. Alteration of the composition or structure of a rock by heat, pressure, or other natural agency?
  13. An innocuous word or expression used in place of one that may be found offensive or suggest something unpleasant?
  14. A political theory advocating state ownership of industry?
  15. The appointment of friends and associates to positions of authority, without proper regard to their qualifications?
  16. Devotion to your own state's interests or making your state independent?
  17. Habitual intoxication?
  18. Prejudice against Jewish people?
  19. The view that the existence of God is unknown or unknowable?
  20. A serious judgement and examination of something?


  1. Ageism
  2. Hedonism
  3. Pessimism
  4. Pragmatism
  5. Totalitarianism
  6. Rationalism
  7. Altruism
  8. Feudalism
  9. Humanism
  10. Optimism
  11. Darwinism
  12. Metamorphism
  13. Euphemism
  14. Socialism
  15. Cronyism

  16. Nationalism
  17. Alcoholism
  18. Anti-Semitism
  19. Agnoticism
  20. Criticism