Science and the Enlightenment Quiz

Thomas L. Hankins
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


Electricians in the following countries concluded from their experiments that electrified seeds germinated faster, that electrified plants sent out shoots earlier, and that electrified animals were slightly lighter than non-electrified ones, except for which country? (from Chapter 5, Natural History and Physiology)


What was the name of the leader of the natural history revival in England and the best naturalist of his age, according to the narrator in Chapter 5? (from Chapter 5, Natural History and Physiology)


Newton had not made it clear whether the forces acting between the planets and between the parts of matter acted at a distance or through some intervening medium called a(n) ________. (from Chapter 3, Experimental Physics)


The mathematical study of probability had begun in 1654 in a correspondence between ________ and ________. (from Chapter 6, The Moral Sciences)


________'s emphasis on the repulsive or expansive property of air, led naturally to an emphasis on the expansive properties of the even more subtle fluids of heat and electricity. (from Chapter 3, Experimental Physics)

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