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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What is a "procemium?"
(a) Prefix.
(b) Preliminary.
(c) Preface.
(d) Postscript.

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

5. The fifth part includes things Bacon had discovered through the ordinary use of ______.
(a) Understanding.
(b) Logic.
(c) Intellect.
(d) Observation.

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

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

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

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

10. Overall, philosophy was _____ but barren.
(a) Disdained.
(b) Worshiped.
(c) Fruitful.
(d) Abundant.

11. It is the ____ of power that caused angels to fall.
(a) Attainment.
(b) Abuse.
(c) Transfer.
(d) Lust.

12. This is accomplished through the use of ______.
(a) Hypotheses.
(b) Experience.
(c) Experiments.
(d) Devices.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The only way out of ____ is to build a plan of inquiry.

3. Which of the following is the process of reasoning probabilistically?

4. The fourth parts of the plan involves the application of _______.

5. Using the new logic, an observer will give up falsehood and avoid _____.

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