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. In ordinary logic, _____ reigns.

2. Francis Bacon believes that it is ____ for him to write the following work.

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

4. It is from the _____ of our causes that are planned fail.

5. Bacon asks the ____ God to grant him the power to help humanity.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Bacon referred to the wisdom of the Greeks? Additionally how does Bacon compare the state of learning to which mythical character?

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

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

5. Define syllogism and the reason Bacon thought it was inferior to complete the task, which is to make men more forward thinking.

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

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

8. What is Francis Bacon's main complaint about people realizing their strengths and weaknesses?

9. Discuss the second part of The Great Instauration and Bacon's plan to define and explain it.

10. What is Bacon's advice to the people who would spend the majority of their time reading books on arts and sciences?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a 750 word essay on King Solamona and the founding and purpose of Salomon's House as it is relayed in the story.

Essay Topic 2

Observation is the biggest key to developing logic, reason and results. What does Bacon say about observation? What is more important - observation or natural history? Can one work without the other in regards to forming a philosophy? Explain. Examine why Bacon takes issue with observation using the senses. Discuss how Bacon thought observation should be conducted and how the information should be used.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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