Effects of the Scientific Revolution


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

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Scientific Revolution dramatically changed Western European science. These learning tools will test your knowledge of the developments of the Revolution including some of the major figures and beliefs related to it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Scientific Revolution philosophers and their theories
  • Impact of the Scientific Revolution on religious and scientific knowledge
  • Shifts in beliefs during the Scientific Revolution
  • Basis of knowledge before the Scientific Revolution
  • Philosophical developments of the period

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related western civilization lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding impacts of the Scientific Revolution
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding philosophic, religious, and scientific developments during the Scientific Revolution and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Scientific Revolution, review the accompanying lesson named Effects of the Scientific Revolution. You'll encounter the following objectives in the lesson:

  • Understand how the Scientific Revolution challenged traditionally held beliefs about the world
  • Learn about shifts in religious beliefs during the Scientific Revolution
  • Recognize major philosophical, religious, and scientific figures of the Scientific Revolution
  • Discuss the change in beliefs related to supernatural laws
  • Explain how the Scientific Revolution invited new questions about humanity and ushered in the beginning of modern science