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Philosophers for Elementary School Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is Rene Descartes called 'the father of modern philosophy'?

Question 2 2. In one of his famous books, The Social Contract, what did Rousseau try to explain?

Question 3 3. Where was Voltaire born?

Question 4 4. We know most about Socrates' ideas through what historical figures?

Question 5 5. Where did John Calvin spend most of his life building a religious government?

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Question 6 6. Immanuel Kant thought a lot about ethics. What are ethics?

Question 7 7. Why did many Athenians question themselves and their leaders in the time when Plato was growing up?

Question 8 8. Socrates' accusation of committing blasphemy was a result of him questioning what?

Question 9 9. According to John Locke's social contract theory, what's the job of the government?

Question 10 10. Socrates was brought to trial on what accusation?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is René Descartes's most famous saying?

Question 12 12. Who was the person that made it possible for Immanuel to go to school when he was a child?

Question 13 13. Which did Rene Descartes NOT accomplish in his life?

Question 14 14. Which one of Thomas Paine's writing pieces was the most influential?

Question 15 15. What was NOT one of the steps that Francis Bacon proposed in his writings for the organization of the scientific method and experiments?

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Question 16 16. What was the relationship like between William Penn and the Native Americans living in Pennsylvania?

Question 17 17. John Locke was able to make many connections with other philosophers and thinkers due to living during what time period?

Question 18 18. What did John Calvin explain in his book Institutes of the Christian Religion?

Question 19 19. What did John Locke want people to understand after reading his An Essay Concerning Human Understanding?

Question 20 20. Why was John Locke's work during the Enlightenment so important?

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Question 21 21. How did Rene Descartes prove that he was real?

Question 22 22. Where was Rousseau born and raised until he was 16?

Question 23 23. Which movement was Voltaire a part of?

Question 24 24. Socrates believed that _____ made people happy, rather than things themselves.

Question 25 25. What is predestination?

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Question 26 26. The categorical imperative provides a way to test whether something is _____.

Question 27 27. We know about the philosopher Socrates thanks to Plato's _____.

Question 28 28. What is an example of Socrates' refusal to follow the fashion trends of Athens?

Question 29 29. Before there was government, according to John Locke's social contract theory, what did two people do if there was an argument?

Question 30 30. How did Socrates die?

Philosophers for Elementary School Chapter Exam Instructions

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