The Enlightenment & Scientific Revolution: Regents Help & Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Joseph II was named Holy Roman Emperor in 1765, but he waited until Maria Theresa died to take full control of Austrian affairs. In what year did Maria Theresa die?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT one of the reforms passed or attempted by William Pitt the Younger?

Question 3 3. Locke's 'Two Treatises of Government' were taken nearly verbatim and used to justify _____.

Question 4 4. The scientific method was largely codified by what philosopher of the Scientific Revolution?

Question 5 5. 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,

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Question 6 6. Which age-old theory did William Harvey disprove?

Question 7 7. Frederick the Great and Maria Theresa fought two years to decide ownership of what territory?

Question 8 8. How did colonists who were still loyal to the British crown react to the creation of the new country?

Question 9 9. The scientific revolution helped in part to eliminate belief in the following, EXCEPT:

Question 10 10. Due to Hobbes' belief that man was inherently selfish and in need of a strong governmental hand, he concluded that the only correct form of government is _____.

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Question 11 11. Why did Catherine the Great's legal reform fail?

Question 12 12. 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?

Question 13 13. The political upheaval in Great Britain immediately following the American Revolution led to the institution of a reform-minded Parliament in 1783 led by _____.

Question 14 14. The traditional interpretation of the Scientific Revolution begins and ends with which two thinkers?

Question 15 15. The incorporation of Ireland into Great Britain in 1801 was the result of the British desire to _____.

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Question 16 16. Why, in the traditional view, were the Dark Ages labelled in such a way?

Question 17 17. What religion grew out of the new scientific discoveries and claimed God no longer had a hand in the world, though he did create it?

Question 18 18. What territorial protection measure for Native Americans did the success of the American Revolution destroy?

Question 19 19. What important event occurred between the first and second meetings of the Continental Congress?

Question 20 20. How did Peter the Great's attempt to Europeanize Russia have a negative impact the Russian people?

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Question 21 21. While Thomas Hobbes' political views were in part influenced by the English Civil War and Interregnum, John Locke's were influenced by the _____.

Question 22 22. Diderot and d'Alembert attempted to document and explain the age's industrial innovations and discoveries in natural science in the _____.

Question 23 23. Despite Robert Boyle being a committed empiricist, he also practiced _____.

Question 24 24. Which of the following was NOT a philosophical development of, or encouraged by, the Scientific Revolution?

Question 25 25. Which of the following ended the American Revolution and recognized American independence?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following monarchs made the WORST attempt at Enlightened Despotism?

Question 27 27. How did Peter the Great centralize power and strengthen his own position?

Question 28 28. What characteristic of Enlightened Despotism is MOST at odds with the ideals of the Enlightenment?

Question 29 29. What institution of higher learning did both Hobbes and Locke attend?

Question 30 30. Frederick the Great of Prussia was responsible for the following reforms:

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