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. How many weeks were the sailors permitted to stay ashore?

2. How many of the sailors were sick and required medical attention?

3. It was believed that the Americans were a small and ____ people.

4. In which body of water did the ship go astray?

5. King Solamona was known for having with the following?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the governor have to say regarding navigation and its changes?

2. Describe the food brought to the sailors at the Stranger's House.

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

4. What was the governor's advice regarding the sailors' thoughts of America?

5. Why was the governor grateful and amused by the sailor's question?

6. Discuss the landing at Bensalem.

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

8. What is said about Atlantis at this point?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In both works, Bacon makes several references to phenomena. In "The Great Instauration," phenomena can be seen as a product of superstition or logic. In "New Atlantis," is it a phenomenon that causes the people of Renfusa and Bensalem to convert to Christianity. Examine Bacon's thoughts on phenomena in both stories and how each in its own way affects man's thoughts and philosophy.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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

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