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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) Business.
(b) Genus.
(c) Humanity.
(d) Foundation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. In the end, the two sides ended up arguing over ______.
(a) Karma.
(b) Ideals.
(c) Dogma.
(d) Money.

9. What term does Bacon use to describe syllogism?
(a) Between a rock and a hard place.
(b) The pot calling the kettle black.
(c) In one ear and out the other.
(d) Garbage in, garbage out.

10. The first part is referred to as being ______ outlined.
(a) Temporarily.
(b) Haphazardly.
(c) Loosely.
(d) Sloppily.

11. In ordinary logic, _____ reigns.
(a) Synergy.
(b) Domination.
(c) Cooperation.
(d) Syllogism.

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

13. Human reasoning is _____.
(a) Purposeful.
(b) Divine.
(c) Premature.
(d) Flawed.

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

15. The problem is that common logic also requires more ____.
(a) Trust.
(b) Truth.
(c) Investigation.
(d) Explanation.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bacon states that man can only obey _____ causes.

2. Which Biblical person was condemned for illicit moral knowledge?

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

4. If man was able to focus on these powers, he would be able to master which of the following?

5. Part of the reason for the movement was to show that the knowledge in _____ was stagnant.

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