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. Which of the following countries is not mentioned in the text?

2. King Solamona believed that the land should be maintained for _____.

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

4. It is written that the sailors were so grateful they felt as if they were among ____.

5. The ships were sent out every ____ years.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What was required of the sailors before they were permitted to go ashore?

5. What is said about Atlantis at this point?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Twenty years after the ascension of Christ, the people of Renfusa saw some unidentified phenomena on the water. Explain the phenomena as much as possible. Could the phenomena be explained using today's scientific methods? Do you believe there was a force field or paralyzing force attached to the phenomena? Could it have been mass hallucination? What was left behind after the light disappeared?

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