New Atlantis ; and, the Great Instauration Test | Final 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. The sailors found great ____ and friendliness among the natives.

2. The work was presented in such a way that it was written in the native tongue for all but which group?

3. The Americans were also a young people, younger than the rest of the world by _____ years.

4. Which of the following was banned on the island?

5. The crew was perplexed by the number of _______ use by the islanders.

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the governor explain the islanders' conversion to Christianity?

2. What did the governor say about the various cultures and their ships?

3. What is said about Atlantis at this point?

4. Discuss the oath that was required for the sailors to go ashore.

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

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

7. Who was King Solamona? Why was he important?

8. What did the sailors offer in return for lodgings, food, and medical care? What was the response received by the person in charge?

9. What happened the next morning after the sailors settled into their assigned lodgings?

10. Who arrived on the fourth day? What was his purpose?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The governor feels very strongly about the rules attached to morality on Bensalem. List some of the rules regarding piety, morality and chastity held by the government of Bensalem. Compare them to the same thoughts in other countries, particularly in Europe. Explain why the governor feels so strongly about this topic.

Essay Topic 2

Friedrich Nietzsche had a great deal to say about nature's part in philosophy. Read a biography on Nietzsche to learn about his career, philosophy and thoughts on nature. Compare them to those held by Bacon.

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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