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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

Bacon's plan of scientific inquiry was divided into six parts. Give an overview of each part; discuss how it aids in the progression of thought. Also discuss why there are omissions and unfinished parts of the work.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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