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

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

3. A person's examination of the world should involve true _____.
(a) Reverence.
(b) Effort.
(c) Philosophy.
(d) Science.

4. Instead, men placed too much focus on their ____.
(a) Work.
(b) Art.
(c) Faith.
(d) False beliefs.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Many things may be improved by using instruments of _____.

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

3. What years did the King serve England?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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