Blaise Pascal: Biography & Contributions to Science and Philosophy


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What Christian sect did Pascal become a fervent convert to?

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1. How did Pascal prove that vacuums existed?

2. Pascal believed that true knowledge could only be gained through _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the life and work of Blaise Pascal. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the Christian sect that Pascal converted to and knowing how Pascal proved the existence of vacuums.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • The Christian sect to which Pascal converted
  • How Pascal proved vacuums exist
  • The process Pascal believed led to true knowledge
  • Who originally discouraged Pascal from pursuing math
  • The mathematical field that Pascal pioneered

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related European history lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the life and work of Blaise Pascal and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the field that Pascal pioneered

Additional Learning

To learn more about Pascal's contributions, review the corresponding lesson titled Blaise Pascal: Biography & Contributions to Science and Philosophy. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the concept of probability theory
  • Identify key events in Pascal's early life
  • Know the importance of Pascal's Essay on Conic Sections
  • Recognize some of Pascal's chief achievements