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Enlightenment 2020

Quiz by Maria Mahoney

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18 questions
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  • Q1
    Which work is currently paired with its author?
    Two Treatises of Government - Charles Darwin
    The Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith
    Essay on the Principles of Population - Galileo Galilei
    Communist Manifesto - Otto von Bismarck
  • Q2
    One way in which the writings of John Locke and of Baron de Montesquieu are similar is that they
    strengthened the divine right claims of European monarchs
    promoted the ideas of the Protestant Reformation
    resulted in the development of mercantile economic systems
    supported the idea of governments having limited powers
  • Q3
    What influence did the Scientific Revolution have on the Enlightenment in Europe?
    The emphasis on religious doctrine led to the rejection of scientific ideas
    Economic growth was slowed by the lack of useable technology.
    Scientific truths were used to justify absolute monarchies.
    Natural laws were used to explain human affairs.
  • Q4
    The idea that all people are born with the natural rights of life, liberty, and property is most directly associated with the writings of
    Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
    Thomas Hobbes
    Baron de Montesquieu
    John Locke
  • Q5
    The ideas of Enlightenment philosophers were based on
    faith in human reason
    traditional practices
    efforts to achieve salvation
    the inevitability of poverty

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