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General Science: Science & Society Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Many of the medical advances of the early modern period were due to the period's increased emphasis on empiricism, which is the gaining of knowledge through _____.

Question 2 2. The scientific method was largely codified by what philosopher of the Scientific Revolution?

Question 3 3. What must happen if an animal is used in research and its life must be terminated?

Question 4 4. Which of the following professions did Rene Descartes and other deists liken God's actions to be like?

Question 5 5. The monkey drug trials of 1969 were _____.

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Question 6 6. Which of these agencies provides guidelines for using animals in experiments and research?

Question 7 7. Why might a GMO be beneficial?

Question 8 8. The traditional interpretation of the Scientific Revolution begins and ends with which two thinkers?

Question 9 9. Which of the following was NOT a philosophical development of, or encouraged by, the Scientific Revolution?

Question 10 10. Who was the Roman physician whose theories, including that of the Four Humors, were disproved by many of the early modern period discoveries and advances?

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Question 11 11. Which physiologist conducted research experiments using dogs that provided substantial advances in the field of psychology and human behavior?

Question 12 12. The scientific revolution helped in part to eliminate belief in the following, EXCEPT:

Question 13 13. Why, in the traditional view, were the Dark Ages labelled in such a way?

Question 14 14. Which age-old theory did William Harvey disprove?

Question 15 15. To the knowledge of which of the following did Galileo NOT make a substantial contribution?

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Question 16 16. Why might a GMO be harmful?

Question 17 17. What rules must psychologists follow when conducting experiments with animals?

Question 18 18. Fundamental knowledge of the universe prior to the Scientific Revolution was based on _____, while the new knowledge of the Scientific Revolution was based on observation and experimentation,

Question 19 19. Which is a safety concern regarding DNA technology?

Question 20 20. Janet and Kyle are planning a debate in which they will play the parts of Kepler and Brahe. Kepler believed that the sun was the center of the solar system while Brahe believed that the Earth was the center of the solar system. Which topic listed would be a central issue of their debate if the debate is to be historically accurate?

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Question 21 21. What philosopher took skepticism to its theoretical limit by even questioning his own existence?

Question 22 22. Despite Robert Boyle being a committed empiricist, he also practiced _____.

Question 23 23. Prior to the Scientific Revolution, the material world was believed to be made up of combinations of four different elements. Which of the following is NOT one of these elements?

Question 24 24. What does GMO stand for?

Question 25 25. Which is NOT a benefit of DNA technology?

General Science: Science & Society Chapter Exam Instructions

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