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MWH - Unit 1 Part C1 - 6.1 Scientific Revolution

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  • Q1
    Francis Bacon, Galileo, and Isaac Newton promoted the idea that knowledge should be based on
    Emotions and feelings
    The experiences of past civilizations
    The teachings of the Catholic Church
    Experimentation and observation
  • Q2
    During the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, one similarity in the work of many scientists and philosophers was that they
    Favored an absolute monarchy as a way of improving economic conditions
    Received support from the Catholic Church
    Examined natural laws governing the universe
    Relied heavily on the ideas of medieval thinkers
  • Q3
    Which statement best describes the effects of the works of Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Sir Isaac Newton, and René Descartes?
    Funding to education was increased by the English government.
    Interest in Greek and Roman drama was renewed
    The scientific method was used to solve problems.
    The acceptance of traditional authority was strengthened.
  • Q4
    Which statement about the Scientific Revolution in Europe is accurate?
    The existence of natural laws was rejected.
    New ideas supported the geocentric theory of Ptolemy.
    Scientists questioned traditional beliefs about the universe.
    The Bible was used to justify new scientific findings.
  • Q5
    Seventeenth-century scholars Galileo Galilei and René Descartes faced serious challenges to their scientific theories because their ideas
    Were based on the Bible
    Were not supported by scientific investigations
    Relied only on teachings from non-Christian cultures
    Contradicted traditional medieval European beliefs
  • Q6
    Sir Isaac Newton, Galileo Galilei, and Johannes Kepler are all directly associated with the
    Industrial Revolution
    Agricultural Revolution
    Scientific Revolution
    English Revolution
  • Q7
    Earth-centered theory of the universe…
    Geocentric theory
    Aristotle’s Theory
    Scientific method
    Heliocentric theory
  • Q8
    How does the Renaissance and Reformation help lead to the Scientific Revolution?
    People began to question tradition and authority
    The Catholic Church gained more power
    People become more religious
    People started to believe in feudalism
  • Q9
    Which was NOT a major characteristic of the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century?
    A widespread growth of knowledge among the general population
    Challenged medieval superstition and general acceptance of Aristotle's theories
    Growth of a learned society, such as the Royal Society of London
    A modern scientific method developed that stressed reason over tradition
  • Q10
    In the scientific method, a hypothesis is a
    Conclusion that should not be questioned.
    Possible explanation to be tested
    Truth that leads to understanding
    Truth known at the start of an inquiry

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