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Foundations of Scientific Thought Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following people was primarily responsible for the discovery of relativity?

Question 2 2. What would be a good next step to take after you form a hypothesis?

Question 3 3. Who was the first to really influence what society believed to be fact through scientific experiments?

Question 4 4. How were airplanes able to carry larger loads in the years following World War II?

Question 5 5. If you conduct an experiment and the hypothesis can't be confirmed, what should you do?

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Question 6 6. Why are major scientific discoveries important to our everyday lives?

Question 7 7. What was the Scientific Revolution?

Question 8 8. What did Galileo use to show that Aristotle's ideas were wrong?

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

Question 10 10. Why was quantum mechanics a paradigm shift?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following describes a scientific investigation?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. Which of the following came about during the scientific revolution?

Question 14 14. Why were Galileo's findings so controversial?

Question 15 15. Why do computers play a much larger role in life today than they did in the 1950s?

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Question 16 16. What philosopher took skepticism to its theoretical limit by even questioning his own existence?

Question 17 17. In what year was the first microprocessor invented?

Question 18 18. The invention of what device first allowed computer users to take the power of a computer with them anywhere they wished?

Question 19 19. Which of the following professions did Rene Descartes and other deists liken God's actions to be like?

Question 20 20. Which of the following terms is best described as a system used to gain knowledge based on observations, testing and reasoning?

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Question 21 21. When a scientist comes up with a good question, what does he or she do next?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT something one needs to consider when conducting an experiment?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is a good description of the question that should be stated as part of a scientific investigation?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT a step of the scientific method that supports scientific investigation?

Question 25 25. Which of the following major advances taught us why objects move the way they do, and that the laws of the universe are sometimes counter-intuitive?

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Question 26 26. In what decade did cellular phones became popular as well as affordable for the average person?

Question 27 27. The scientific revolution helped in part to eliminate belief in the following, EXCEPT:

Question 28 28. Which of the following is an organized way of studying something?

Question 29 29. Despite Robert Boyle being a committed empiricist, he also practiced _____.

Question 30 30. Which of the following major advances showed that organisms' traits are based on probabilities?

Foundations of Scientific Thought Chapter Exam Instructions

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