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Important Philosophers in History Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Haeckel received his Ph.D. and taught his entire professional life at what European university?

Question 2 2. Haeckel's social Darwinist beliefs led to his ideas being appropriated by what other ideology?

Question 3 3. What name, coined by Haeckel, did he use to describe what he believed to be the earliest organisms?

Question 4 4. ibn Rushd's writings angered Muslim _____, and he was exiled for a time.

Question 5 5. ibn Rushd is also known by his Latin name _____.

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Question 6 6. ibn Rushd is most famous for his commentaries on the works of which Greek philosopher?

Question 7 7. Identify which of the following is NOT one of Descartes' rules for the mind.

Question 8 8. Select the English translation of: Cogito, Ergo Sum.

Question 9 9. Identify some of the fields to which Descartes made significant contributions.

Question 10 10. Robert Boyle was a member of what social class?

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Question 11 11. Robert Boyle was instrumental in the formation of what important scientific revolution-era group?

Question 12 12. Where did Robert Boyle receive his formal education?

Question 13 13. Which of Descartes' friends did he go to visit in 1649?

Question 14 14. Who was Marin Mersenne, in relation to Rene Descartes?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is true of Descartes' personal life?

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Question 16 16. Which best describes the relationship between Locke and Anthony Ashley Cooper (later the 1st Earl of Shaftesbury)?

Question 17 17. Why did John Locke leave England in the 1670s and again in 1683?

Question 18 18. Which of the following best describes John Locke's experience at the Westminster School?

Question 19 19. Imagine you're trying to convince Robert Boyle that pneumonia is caused by viruses and bacteria (a fact that Boyle probably wouldn't have known, since the germ theory of disease didn't really take off until the 1800s). Which of the following would be the most persuasive strategy?

Question 20 20. Which of the following was true of Robert Boyle?

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Question 21 21. Robert Boyle explained his experimental observations by referring to corpuscules. Which of the following modern terms would be the closest synonym for 'corpuscule'?

Question 22 22. What is phlogiston?

Question 23 23. Why did Joseph Priestley move around so much?

Question 24 24. What is Joseph Priestley best known for?

Question 25 25. 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 26 26.

Complete the following ibn Rushd quotation:

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

Question 27 27. Describe Descartes' rules of algebraic notation.

Question 28 28. Robert Boyle was a chemist and a scientist, but during the 17th century scientific revolution he would have been referred to as a:

Question 29 29. Which of Descartes' family members died when Descartes was a baby?

Question 30 30. Why was living in London a problem for John Locke?

Important Philosophers in History Chapter Exam Instructions

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