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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. Instead, men placed too much focus on their ____.

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

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

4. Bacon refers to one's powers as being ____ and reasoning.

5. Bacon says that ____ is "more precious than anything on earth."

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to cause the wanderers to be confused and lost?

2. Explain the voyage from Peru and the problems encountered by the sailors on that voyage.

3. What did Atlantis, Peru and Mexico have in common at that time? What alternate names are used for these countries?

4. What two great expeditions were taken by the sailors of Coya and Tyrambel?

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 was required of the sailors before they were permitted to go ashore?

7. What is said about Atlantis at this point?

8. How did the author describe the Stranger's House?

9. What was the governor's opinion on adultery, pre-marital sex, prostitution and polygamy?

10. What incident most likely caused Atlantic to be destroyed?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Twenty years after the ascension of Christ, the people of Renfusa saw some unidentified phenomena on the water. Explain the phenomena as much as possible. Could the phenomena be explained using today's scientific methods? Do you believe there was a force field or paralyzing force attached to the phenomena? Could it have been mass hallucination? What was left behind after the light disappeared?

Essay Topic 2

Plato and Aristotle were the two main philosophers referred to by Bacon. All three men are highly revered as brilliant men and philosophers. Compare and contrast Bacon, Plato and Aristotle.

Essay Topic 3

Bacon has a great deal to say about nature. Nature offers clues to man as to how things work in a logical sense. Should nature be trusted over ideas and/or reason? Explain. What types of clues can man receive from nature? Why does Bacon say that man is nature's servant? Do you believe that man is subject to nature's causes, actions and whims? Explain and give examples of each.

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