Scottish Enlightenment: Hume, Smith, and Others


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For the duration of Hume's adult life, he was likely a secret _____.

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1. On which part of modern society has Smith's Wealth of Nation had a huge impact?

2. Why did Hume question the existence of objects?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet will see what you know about the Scottish Enlightenment and the people who shaped the culture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • David Hume
  • Wealth of Nations
  • The founder of modern geology
  • Center of reality

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the influence of Hume
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding philosophy in Scotland and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Scottish Enlightenment, study the lesson entitled Scottish Enlightenment: Hume, Smith, and Others. Its objectives include the following:

  • Details Hume's childhood
  • Explains Hume's impact on Scottish culture
  • Covers Adam Smith's upbringing
  • Explores Smith's book Wealth of Nations