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Enlightenment Questions - All Grades

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Grade 10 Enlightenment
Writers of the Enlightenment were primarily interested in
  1. changing the relationship between people and their government
  2. supporting the divine right theory
  3. debating the role of the church in society
  4. promoting increased power of the monarch
Grade 10 Enlightenment
The writers an philosophers of the Enlightenment believed the government decisions should be based on
  1. fundamental religious beliefs
  2. the concept of divine right of kings
  3. laws of nature and reason
  4. traditional values
Grade 10 Enlightenment
Grade 10 Enlightenment
Grade 6 Enlightenment
Voltaire believed strongly and advocated for the
  1. Freedom of speech
  2. Freedom of choice
  3. Freedom of religion
  4. Freedom of privacy
Grade 6 Enlightenment
According to Hobbes, what is the purpose of government?
  1. For protection and representation of rights.
  2. For protection only
  3. To empower the people
  4. To provide for the common good
Grade 10 Enlightenment
According to John Locke, the chief role of government was to
  1. protect natural rights
  2. fight territorial wars
  3. ensure the wealth of citizens
  4. redistribute land
Grade 9 Enlightenment
Francis Bacon, Galileo, and Isaac Newton promoted the idea that knowledge should be based on
  1. the experiences of past civilizations.
  2. experimentation and observation.
  3. emotions and feelings.
  4. the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Grade 11 Enlightenment
Which of following was written by Denis Diderot in order to promote knowledge?
  1. The Encyclopedia
  2. Leviathan
  3. Candide
  4. Two Treatises on Government
Grade 9 Enlightenment
What British scientist defined gravity?
  1. Bacon
  2. Brahe
  3. Newton
  4. Copernicus
Grade 9 Enlightenment
Grade 9 Enlightenment
Grade 12 Enlightenment
Grade 9 Enlightenment
Which statement best describes the effects of the works of Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Sir Isaac Newton, and René Descartes?
  1. The scientific method was used to solve problems.
  2. The acceptance of traditional authority was strengthened.
  3. Funding to education was increased by the English government.
  4. Interest in Greek and Roman drama was renewed.
Grade 11 Enlightenment
How did the Enlightenment lead to a more secular outlook?
  1. More people questioned religious teaching
  2. More people wanted peace instead of war
  3. People believed more in religion than science
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