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Important Philosophers in History Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is phlogiston?

Question 2 2. What was Priestley formally educated in?

Question 3 3. What is another word for dephlogisticated air?

Question 4 4. How did Robert Boyle's scientific process contrast with the Aristotelian process?

Question 5 5. Boyle's Law describes the relationship between which two properties of a gas?

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Question 6 6. Robert Boyle explained his experimental observations by referring to corpuscules. Which of the following modern terms would be the closest synonym for 'corpuscule'?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is true of Descartes' education?

Question 8 8. Who was Marin Mersenne, in relation to Rene Descartes?

Question 9 9. Which of Descartes' family members died when Descartes was a baby?

Question 10 10. What theory, developed by Haeckel, claims human embryos go through stages imitating forms of animals that have evolved before it?

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Question 11 11. Haeckel's work on what type of organism helped spur his interest in biology and evolution?

Question 12 12. What name, coined by Haeckel, did he use to describe what he believed to be the earliest organisms?

Question 13 13. Robert Boyle was a chemist and a scientist, but during the 17th century scientific revolution he would have been referred to as a:

Question 14 14. Where did Robert Boyle receive his formal education?

Question 15 15. Robert Boyle was instrumental in the formation of what important scientific revolution-era group?

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Question 16 16. Why did John Locke leave England in the 1670s and again in 1683?

Question 17 17. Which of the following best describes John Locke's experience at the Westminster School?

Question 18 18. In relation to John Locke, who was Damaris Masham?

Question 19 19. ibn Rushd's writings angered Muslim _____, and he was exiled for a time.

Question 20 20.

Complete the following ibn Rushd quotation:

''Knowledge is the conformity of the _____ and the _____.''

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Question 21 21. ibn Rushd is also known by his Latin name _____.

Question 22 22. Identify some of the fields to which Descartes made significant contributions.

Question 23 23. Describe Descartes' rules of algebraic notation.

Question 24 24. Identify which of the following was NOT a mathematical achievement of Descartes.

Question 25 25. What is Joseph Priestley best known for?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following was true of Robert Boyle?

Question 27 27. Which of Descartes' friends did he go to visit in 1649?

Question 28 28. Haeckel received his Ph.D. and taught his entire professional life at what European university?

Question 29 29. Robert Boyle was a member of what social class?

Question 30 30. Which best describes the relationship between Locke and Anthony Ashley Cooper (later the 1st Earl of Shaftesbury)?

Important Philosophers in History Chapter Exam Instructions

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