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. The author states that everything should be observed from the _____ to the human body.
(a) Heavens.
(b) Earth's core.
(c) Bottom of the sea.
(d) Smallest insect.

2. With clear ____, the intellect can become more powerful.
(a) Intention.
(b) Philosophy.
(c) Logic.
(d) Direction.

3. It is stated that the author believes that men tend to misunderstand their _____.
(a) Mission.
(b) Strengths.
(c) Weakenesses.
(d) Posterity.

4. It is better to try and fail rather than to make _____ on something that cannot work.
(a) Professions.
(b) Foolish decisions.
(c) Assumptions.
(d) Bets.

5. The author states that the work is only a beginning that developing this philosophy is starting the real _____ of the human race.
(a) Business.
(b) Genus.
(c) Humanity.
(d) Foundation.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bacon asks the ____ God to grant him the power to help humanity.

2. Bacon refers to one's powers as being ____ and reasoning.

3. Bacon begs the King to be a ____ and respecter of the Sciences.

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

5. What years did the King serve England?

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