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

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

3. Which Biblical person was condemned for illicit moral knowledge?
(a) Jesus.
(b) Eve.
(c) Adam.
(d) Judas.

4. Which of the following are said to have had no role except for in mechanics?
(a) Inventors.
(b) Mathematicians.
(c) Scientists.
(d) Philosophers.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Bacon believes that the meeting between the two entities must return to its _______.

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

4. What years did the King serve England?

5. Bacon states that reason can reconstruct human knowledge, science, and ____.

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