The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas

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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?

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1. According to Montesquieu's political theories, how could government corruption and despotism be prevented?

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Immanuel Kant believed that the Age of Enlightenment was humanity's growth into intellectual maturity; and this worksheet and quiz are useful for evaluating what you know about the period. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the important thinkers of the age and their ideas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • A religion that developed from discoveries in science
  • Montesquieu's political ideas
  • The work of Diderot and d'Alembert
  • David Hume's beliefs
  • Significance of John Locke's political philosophy

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the philosophies of important figures, such as David Hume and John Locke
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Enlightenment thinkers that contributed to politics

Additional Learning

For further studies of the Enlightenment, utilize the related lesson, The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas: Examples & Quiz. These objectives are covered in the lesson:

  • Learn about the Age of Enlightenment
  • Understand the historical impact of the Enlightenment
  • Examine how science influenced philosophers during the period
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