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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. It is better to try and fail rather than to make _____ on something that cannot work.
2. Which of the following promises to remedy the problem by offering repeatable testable methods of inquiry?
3. How many parts are there to the work?
4. The author states that everything should be observed from the _____ to the human body.
5. Bacon states that a new logic has a different _____ from the old logic.
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Francis Bacon's main complaint about people realizing their strengths and weaknesses?
2. Bacon says that there is only way out of stagnation. What is it and why is it important?
3. What is the next step in the work? What tools can be used to accomplish the necessary tasks?
4. Why did Francis Bacon apologize to King James I in his dedication to "The Great Instauration?" What did Bacon say?
5. Define syllogism and the reason Bacon thought it was inferior to complete the task, which is to make men more forward thinking.
6. What is the role of the modern logician? What does Bacon want to change about the process?
7. Explain the culture needed for an observer.
8. What is the opinion of the average man regarding the advancement of sciences?
9. How did Bacon explain why it was necessary to observe everything?
10. Why did Bacon feel experiments were necessary to prove one's logic?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain in detail the main differences between the Christian and Jewish cultures. Do you feel that Bacon's comments were objective? How did Joabin react to Bacon's questions? Where do the Christian and Jewish faiths become most separate? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
Bacon refuted a lot of ideas put forth by the ancient Greeks. Discuss in detail the issues Bacon had with the Greeks' development and use of logic, mainly syllogism.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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