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 was not one of the things listed as an item brought back to the island by the sailors?

2. How many ships did Bensalem have at this time?

3. This philosopher described Atlantis in the ________.

4. Some of the Islanders believed that man would be willing to discard ____ for a better offer.

5. What was left behind after the pillar broke apart?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is said about Atlantis at this point?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Bacon has a great deal to say about nature. Nature offers clues to man as to how things work in a logical sense. Should nature be trusted over ideas and/or reason? Explain. What types of clues can man receive from nature? Why does Bacon say that man is nature's servant? Do you believe that man is subject to nature's causes, actions and whims? Explain and give examples of each.

Essay Topic 2

Navigation is referred to in several ways throughout the text. The Governor of Bensalem said it was harder to navigate because the earth was growing larger. What does this mean? Did the governor think that the earth was getting bigger, or that it was harder to navigate because more places were being explored and inhabited? How did the sailors react to the comment? What forms of navigation were used at that time? How has navigation changed since 1612?

Essay Topic 3

The governor told the sailors about the missions to collect information from other countries but remained secretive about certain aspects of the missions. Why? What do you think the governor wanted to keep secret? Do you think the people were doing anything unlawful? Why did they pose as people from other countries? Why was it important for Bensalem to remain under the radar to the majority of the known world? What are the pros and cons of being remote and unknown?

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