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Question 1 1. Why is Sidney's Astrophel and Stella noteworthy?

Question 2 2. Why did Paine start The American Crisis with the line, These are the times that try men's souls?

Question 3 3. Why did Francis Bacon believe it was important to control factors in experiments?

Question 4 4. Which of the following was one of the reasons for the development of Ruskin's interest in social and economic justice?

Question 5 5. Which of the following statements is TRUE according to John Stuart Mill's philosophy of utilitarianism?

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Question 6 6. Which of these is the most clear indicator of Romantic influence on Ruskin's thought?

Question 7 7. Which of the following statements most closely aligns with Francis Bacon's beliefs?

Question 8 8. Why did Thomas Paine write Common Sense?

Question 9 9. According to A Vindication of the Rights of Men, what did Wollstonecraft believe about the French Revolution?

Question 10 10. Why did Sidney argue against the notion that poets can lead society astray?

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Question 11 11. What was the Great Awakening?

Question 12 12. What is an aphorism?

Question 13 13. Why did Thomas Paine use simple, straightforward language in his writings?

Question 14 14. Why do critics recommend not reading Astrophel and Stella completely earnestly?

Question 15 15. In which of the following ways did William Godwin have a substantial influence?

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Question 16 16. According to Thomas Paine's personal philosophy, what would be the ideal form of government?

Question 17 17. In addition to encouraging sinners to prevent the slide into hell, what else does Edward's famous sermon demonstrate?

Question 18 18. According to John Stuart Mill's harm principle as described in On Liberty, which of the following is NOT acceptable?

Question 19 19. Which idea from On Liberty is the BEST example of incorporating emotional, imaginative Romantic thought into Enlightenment-era philosophies of empiricism?

Question 20 20. According to Ruskin, why should an artist not work in the studio?

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Question 21 21. Francis Bacon's book 'New Atlantis' was:

Question 22 22. Who was Jonathan Edwards addressing in his famous sermon, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God?

Question 23 23. An almanac is a yearly publication that includes all of the of the following information except

Question 24 24. What is predestination?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT a significant literary contribution of Mary Wollstonecraft?

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Question 26 26. Who was Poor Richard Saunders?

Question 27 27. Why is Ben Franklin's autobiography important from a historical perspective?

Question 28 28. What is Ruskin's primary critique of typical capitalist economies in Unto the Last?

Question 29 29. What is Ruskin's ideal social system, as described in Unto the Last?

Question 30 30. What would Francis Bacon suggest you do if you wanted to learn how plants react to freezing?

Philosophy and Nonfiction Chapter Exam Instructions

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