Novum Organum by Sir Francis Bacon: Summary & Analysis


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How did Sir Francis Bacon regard the teaching methodologies of his time?

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1. What does the word 'organum', as in the title of Novum Organum, mean?

2. What methodology was Bacon specifically trying to correct with the Novum Organum?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this interactive quiz and its attached worksheet to discover how much you know about Sir Francis Bacon's Novum Organum. Key topics include the way Bacon felt about teaching methods of his day and the meaning of the word 'organum'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The multiple-choice questions will address the following:

  • A methodology Bacon wanted to correct in his book
  • The 'Idols' in the text
  • Components of Bacon's inductive method

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on Novum Organum by Sir Francis Bacon and his beliefs on the teaching methods of his time
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Bacon's inductive method
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define 'organum'

Additional Learning

For more on the subject, feel free to read through the lesson entitled Novum Organum by Sir Francis Bacon: Summary & Analysis. You'll be covering the following:

  • Background of Sir Francis Bacon
  • Aristotle's Organum
  • Definition of the scientific method
  • Four Idols Bacon referenced in his work
  • Presence and absence of data in Bacon's observations