New Atlantis ; and, the Great Instauration Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1b, The Plan of the Work.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Bacon believed that common sense established _____ certain degrees of assurance.
(a) Provisionally.
(b) Specific.
(c) Questionably.
(d) Disjointed.

2. Which of the following items is needed to find the systematic order a particular subject?
(a) Models.
(b) Experiments.
(c) Experience.
(d) Observation.

3. The ancients looked only to the stars and as such became too focused on ____ and abstract meditation.
(a) Astrology.
(b) Logic.
(c) Wit.
(d) Prayer.

4. Which of the following is the process of reasoning probabilistically?
(a) Induction.
(b) Adduction.
(c) Deduction.
(d) Reduction.

5. Using the new logic, an observer will give up falsehood and avoid _____.
(a) Alternative thought.
(b) Outside influence.
(c) Superstition.
(d) Tradition.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author states that the work is only a beginning that developing this philosophy is starting the real _____ of the human race.

2. Science descended from debates held by the ______.

3. Which is not one of the parts of the plan?

4. Bacon's goal is to collect particular _______ and then make inferences about general principles.

5. Bacon went to work for which King of England?

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