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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The new logic is designed to command active ____.
(a) Thought.
(b) Minds.
(c) Inquiry.
(d) Nature.

3. The only way out of ____ is to build a plan of inquiry.
(a) The past.
(b) Tyranny.
(c) Stagnation.
(d) Ignorance.

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

5. Since the observer is ____, he must look to history for similar observations.
(a) Inexperienced.
(b) Confused.
(c) Fallible.
(d) Easily influenced.

6. Bacon believes that the meeting between the two entities must return to its _______.
(a) Previous incarnation.
(b) Womb.
(c) Self.
(d) Original condition.

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

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

9. Which of the following often gives ideas that are false because of the lack of information?
(a) Senses.
(b) Nature.
(c) Phenomena.
(d) Divinity.

10. At the same time, men tend to underestimate their _____.
(a) Goals.
(b) Strengths.
(c) Weaknesses.
(d) Power.

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

12. The first part of the work is to equip the intellect to do which of the following?
(a) Be rebuilt.
(b) Process information.
(c) Question itself.
(d) Move forward.

13. Bacon states that reason can reconstruct human knowledge, science, and ____.
(a) Faith.
(b) Art.
(c) Souls.
(d) Logic.

14. Using the new logic, an observer will give up falsehood and avoid _____.
(a) Outside influence.
(b) Tradition.
(c) Alternative thought.
(d) Superstition.

15. Bacon lays out a plan for organizing which of the following?
(a) Thoughts.
(b) Scientific inquiry.
(c) Men.
(d) Books.

Short Answer Questions

1. It is better to try and fail rather than to make _____ on something that cannot work.

2. Bacon states that people tend lean toward false and hasty ______.

3. What is another name for "The Great Instauration?"

4. Of the philosophers attempt to amend simple human observation with ridiculous _____.

5. In ordinary logic, _____ reigns.

(see the answer keys)

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