Pre-Scientific Revolution: Logic, Reason & Scientific Experimentation


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The period of intellectual tumult which followed the Middle Ages is called _____.

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1. Why do the Middle Ages have such a poor reputation?

2. The debates and learning of universities in the Middle Ages which attempted to better understand and interpret ancient texts is known as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about intellectual achievement and discovery in and after the Middle Ages with this quiz/worksheet combo. Make sure you know why the Middle Ages has a poor reputation and who created the scientific method if you want to pass.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on topics such as the following:

  • The period following the Middle Ages
  • What contributed to the Middle Ages' poor reputation
  • The term for what was practiced in universities to better understand ancient texts
  • An area that experienced lots of intellectual activity during the Dark Ages
  • Who is primarily responsible for creating the scientific method

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on reason and science in the Middle Ages
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the golden age of intellectual activity in a particular area during the Dark Ages
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the creation of the scientific method

Additional Learning

Review the accompanying lesson, which is called Pre-Scientific Revolution: Logic, Reason & Scientific Experimentation, for more information on the Middle Ages. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify characteristics of Europe in the period after Rome's fall
  • Recognize areas of the world unaffected by Western Europe's so-called Dark Ages
  • Understand the impact of the Scientific Revolution