New Atlantis ; and, the Great Instauration Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Bacon lays out a plan for organizing which of the following?

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

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

5. Ultimately, man is nature's _____.

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Bacon explain why it was necessary to observe everything?

2. Why did Francis Bacon apologize to King James I in his dedication to "The Great Instauration?" What did Bacon say?

3. Explain the third part of the work and its connection to phenomena.

4. What was Bacon's way of counteracting the ways of the ancients?

5. Bacon says that there is only way out of stagnation. What is it and why is it important?

6. What was the fault of the ancients regarding philosophy?

7. What are Bacon's thoughts on the advancement of philosophy?

8. Why did Bacon believed that it was pointless to argue simple human observation?

9. What is the opinion of the average man regarding the advancement of sciences?

10. Explain the fourth, fifth and sixth parts of the text.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine in detail the myriad projects being executed by the Fathers and others at Salomon's House. Choose at least five and compare them to modern day techniques, methods, and experiments.

Essay Topic 2

Define in as much detail as possible the concepts of old logic and new logic. Compare and contrast them to support Bacon's thoughts on the stagnation of thought. Use outside sources to ensure objectivity.

Essay Topic 3

Write a detailed short story from the point of view of one of the sailors when landing on Bensalem. Explore every aspect of the island from the food to the terrain, animals, hosts, and climate. Incorporate characters from the text in a new and unique way.

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