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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What is another name for "The Great Instauration?"
(a) "The Great Restoration."
(b) "The Tragic Rebirth."
(c) "The Mighty Revolution."
(d) "The Scientific Method."

4. Which is not one of the parts of the plan?
(a) The Ladder of the Intellect.
(b) Division of Sciences.
(c) The New Philosophy.
(d) History of Philosophy.

5. Part of the reason for the movement was to show that the knowledge in _____ was stagnant.
(a) The public's consciousness.
(b) The Church.
(c) The Scientific Community.
(d) Europe.

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

7. Other forms of thinking may start out being easier but will most likely end up in ____ places.
(a) Many different.
(b) Confusing.
(c) Dangerous.
(d) Dark.

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

9. Bacon's goal is to collect particular _______ and then make inferences about general principles.
(a) Sciences.
(b) Philosophies.
(c) Phenomena.
(d) Schools of thought.

10. Bacon rejects a certain type of reasoning because it is too _____ and independent of the empirical.
(a) Confused.
(b) Changeable.
(c) Deliberate.
(d) Rickety.

11. Ultimately, man is nature's _____.
(a) Opponent..
(b) Experiment.
(c) Folly.
(d) Servant.

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

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

14. If man was able to focus on these powers, he would be able to master which of the following?
(a) The Universe.
(b) Self.
(c) Nature.
(d) Others.

15. The modern ____ goes first from the senses to general propositions.
(a) Logician.
(b) Mathematician.
(c) Philosopher.
(d) Scientist.

Short Answer Questions

1. Human reasoning is _____.

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

3. What adjective is used to describe this particular course of inquiry?

4. In ordinary logic, _____ reigns.

5. Which of the following promises to remedy the problem by offering repeatable testable methods of inquiry?

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