Science, Art, Religion & Philosophy in the Mid to Late 1800s & Early 1900s


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Which of the following philosophers advocated the elimination of Christianity from society?

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1. Why was Einstein's well-known formula, Energy is equal to mass times the speed of light squared, significant to science?

2. John is a painter who uses artistic realism in his work. Which of the following would most likely be included in one of his paintings?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of the changes in the fields of art, science, philosophy, and religion during the second half of the 19th century and early 20th century. Some of the things you'll be quizzed on include why Einstein's formula of E=mc2 was significant and the beliefs of Marx and Engels.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Philosopher who advocated for the elimination of Christianity from society
  • Why Einstein's formula E=mc2 was important to science
  • Description of artistic realism
  • Major argument of Marx and Engels
  • Definition of natural selection

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about changes in thought during the late 19th century and early 20th century in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as natural selection and artistic realism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about scientific advances during the period

Additional Learning

To learn more about the changes to society during this time in history, review the related lesson called Science, Art, Religion & Philosophy in the Mid to Late 1800s & Early 1900s. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • View a timeline of influential changes during the period
  • Discuss Marxism
  • Learn about 19th-century advances in science
  • Understand artistic realism
  • Explore materialism
  • Identify challenges to traditional Christianity