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The Scientific Revolution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of these people thought that the sun was at the center of the universe?

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. Despite Robert Boyle being a committed empiricist, he also practiced _____.

Question 4 4. Prior to the Scientific Revolution, the material world was believed to be made up of combinations of four different elements. Which of the following is NOT one of these elements?

Question 5 5. Many of the medical advances of the early modern period were due to the period's increased emphasis on empiricism, which is the gaining of knowledge through _____.

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

Question 7 7. Which of the following was NOT a philosophical development of, or encouraged by, the Scientific Revolution?

Question 8 8. The scientific revolution helped in part to eliminate belief in the following, EXCEPT:

Question 9 9. Why, in the traditional view, were the Dark Ages labelled in such a way?

Question 10 10. How is the heliocentric model different from the geocentric model of the universe?

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Question 11 11. Which word is used to describe Copernicus's theory?

Question 12 12. Which of these people worked to develop more accurate astronomical instruments?

Question 13 13. Which of the following things did Galileo NOT discover with his telescope?

Question 14 14. The scientific method was largely codified by what philosopher of the Scientific Revolution?

Question 15 15. Why did Ptolemy introduce the concept of epicycles?

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Question 16 16. Identify the part which was NOT involved in Galileo's legendary experiment at the tower of Pisa.

Question 17 17. Galileo's character of Simplicio was meant to resemble _____.

Question 18 18. 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,

Question 19 19. According to Brahe, which body did the planets, aside from Earth, orbit?

Question 20 20. The traditional interpretation of the Scientific Revolution begins and ends with which two thinkers?

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Question 21 21. What philosopher took skepticism to its theoretical limit by even questioning his own existence?

Question 22 22. Who was the Roman physician whose theories, including that of the Four Humors, were disproved by many of the early modern period discoveries and advances?

Question 23 23. Which of the following professions did Rene Descartes and other deists liken God's actions to be like?

Question 24 24. Why was Galileo persecuted by the Church for his ideas while his contemporary Johannes Kepler was not?

Question 25 25. To the knowledge of which of the following did Galileo NOT make a substantial contribution?

The Scientific Revolution Chapter Exam Instructions

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