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Grade 10 Enlightenment
Who was the author of the scientific treatise Principia Mathematica?
  1. Andreas Vesalius
  2. Isaac Newton
  3. John Harvey
  4. Francis Bacon
  5. Decartes
Grade 10 Enlightenment
Grade 10 Enlightenment
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
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 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 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 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 7 Enlightenment
Which of the following is not an idea from the Enlightenment?
  1. People have natural rights
  2. Problems can be solved by using reason
  3. Kings ruled by divine right
  4. Government should serve the people
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 6 Enlightenment
Grade 7 Enlightenment
John Locke and Jean Jacques Rousseau would be most likely to support                                             .
  1. A return to feudalism in Europe
  2. A society ruled by the Catholic Church
  3. A society in which the people chose the ruler
  4. A government ruled by a divine right monarchy
Grade 10 Enlightenment
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
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