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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1, The Great Instauration.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Francis Bacon believes that it is ____ for him to write the following work.
(a) Crucial.
(b) Frivolous.
(c) Worthwhile.
(d) Pointless.

2. Overall, philosophy was _____ but barren.
(a) Disdained.
(b) Worshiped.
(c) Abundant.
(d) Fruitful.

3. Science descended from debates held by the ______.
(a) British.
(b) Greeks.
(c) Church.
(d) Romans.

4. Bacon refers to one's powers as being ____ and reasoning.
(a) Intuition.
(b) Truth.
(c) Logic.
(d) Faith.

5. Bacon believes that the human mind easily misuses its ____ in many ways.
(a) Intellect.
(b) Reason.
(c) Purpose.
(d) Gray matter.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the same time, men tend to underestimate their _____.

2. It is important that man be able to gather clues from _____.

3. It is stated that the author believes that men tend to misunderstand their _____.

4. Bacon says that ____ is "more precious than anything on earth."

5. Human reasoning is _____.

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