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. This philosopher described Atlantis in the ________.

2. The people realize that once they got as close as ____ yards they could not move.

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

4. According to the text, the laws made the government seem ignorant and ____.

5. What was the total number of sailors on the ship?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the landing at Bensalem.

2. What was the governor's explanation to the sailor's question?

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

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

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

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

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

8. What happened after the sailors made the request to go ashore? How long did it take for the sailors to get the response?

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

10. What is said about Atlantis at this point?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine in detail the myriad projects being executed by the Fathers and others at Salomon's House. Choose at least five and compare them to modern day techniques, methods, and experiments.

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

Define in as much detail as possible the concepts of old logic and new logic. Compare and contrast them to support Bacon's thoughts on the stagnation of thought. Use outside sources to ensure objectivity.

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