Major Themes of the Enlightenment: Reason, Individualism & Skepticism - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which figure of the Enlightenment discovered the Laws of Motion and the Law of Universal Gravitation?

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1. Why didn't deists believe in supernatural interference?

2. Which Enlightenment figure is most associated with social contract theory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will test you on specific themes of the Enlightenment, as well as the famous individuals involved in it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Who discovered the Laws of Motion and the Law of Universal Gravitation
  • The name of the idea that God exists but allows the universe to operate according to natural law
  • Which Enlightenment figure is most associated with the social contract theory
  • When the Enlightenment occurred

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different themes of the Enlightenment and during which centuries this era took place
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can view information regarding the dates incorporating the Enlightenment and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding John Locke's and Isaac Newton's contributions to the Enlightenment

Additional Learning

To learn more about the era that marked a shift towards human logic and reasoning, review the corresponding lesson titled Major Themes of the Enlightenment: Reason, Individualsm & Skepticism. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define what the Enlightenment was
  • Examine the various themes of the Enlightenment
  • Discuss and identify the major figures of this era