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

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

3. What is a "procemium?"
(a) Postscript.
(b) Preface.
(c) Preliminary.
(d) Prefix.

4. Those that ran the polity of science were ____.
(a) Uninformed.
(b) Democratic.
(c) Dictators.
(d) Blind.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Human reasoning is _____.

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

4. Other forms of thinking may start out being easier but will most likely end up in ____ places.

5. Bacon suggests that man should try to focus on their ___ powers.

(see the answer key)

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