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. According to island law, a person must wait at least ____ month(s) between the first interview and marriage.

2. Who was responsible for arbitrating disputes?

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

4. The governor stated that the sailors would not be permitted to reveal the _______ of their missions.

5. It is said that the King's greatest act was to found an order called Salomon's House. The house is often referred to as being the ____ foundation on the earth.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is said about Atlantis at this point?

2. What was the first thing asked of the governor?

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

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

5. What happened the next day when the governor visited again?

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

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

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

9. What speech was made to the men after they had retrieved all of their goods and sick counterparts from the ship?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Bacon sees the debates between philosophers as being relatively useless. Why? What about the debates does not help man move forward? Bacon mentions several schools of thought that could easily spawn heated debates. Examine these topics. Also use references in the text to structure a debate on old logic versus new logic, the wisdom of the ancients versus modern philosophy.

Essay Topic 2

Write a 1000 word essay on Atlantis. Refer to the text as well as outside resources. Include your opinion on the myths surrounding Atlantis. Was Atlantis real or fictional?

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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