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The scientific revolution cause many educated Europeans to believe that _____________ was a better guide than faith or tradition.
a) respect
b) reason
c) religion
d) deism

Louis Pasteur’s research into germ theory in the nineteenth century is significant because it
a) created safety standards for machine workers
b) led to techniques that increase crop production
c) identified the importance of vitamins to nutrition.
d) proved that cleanliness helps to prevent infections.

Which was NOT a major characteristic of the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century?
a) a widespread growth of knowledge among the general population
b) challenged medieval superstition and general acceptance of Aristotle's theories
c) growth of a learned society, such as the Royal Society of London
d) a modern scientific method developed that stressed reason over tradition

One of the earliest controversial ideas that arose during the scientific revolution was the
a) theory of relativity
b) geocentric model of the universe
c) idea that empiricism was outdated and unscientific
d) heliocentric model of the universe

Which was NOT a cause of the scientific revolution?
a) The patronage of princes and kings
b) New technology
c) The search for the physical location of the soul within the body
d) The recovery of ancient mathematical texts during the Renaissance

The chief difference between the scientific revolution and th Enlightenment is
a) the gender of the scientists, all male, and the philosophes, many female
b) the religions of the scientists and philosophes
c) the focus of intellectual inquiry
d) the attitude of the church

During the 16th century, Europe gained access to knowledge about astronomy, medicine, and mathematics because of the
a) exploration of Africa
b) spread of the manorial system
c) expansion of religion
d) growth of trade with Asia

Which statement best describes the effects of the works of Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Sir Isaac Newton, and René Descartes?
a) The acceptance of traditional authority was strengthened.
b) The scientific method was used to solve problems.
c) Funding to education was increased by the English government.
d) Interest in Greek and Roman drama was renewed.

During the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, one similarity in the work of many scientists and philosophers was that they
a) relied heavily on the ideas of medieval thinkers
b) favored an absolute monarchy as a way of improving economic conditions
c) received support from the Catholic Church
d) examined natural laws governing the universe

Francis Bacon, Galileo, and Isaac Newton promoted the idea that knowledge should be based on
a) the experiences of past civilizations
b) experimentation and observation
c) emotions and feelings
d) the teachings of the Catholic Church

In which of the following did the Scientific Revolution have its roots?
a) European exploration
b) contact with the Islamic world
c) the humanist approach to reason
d) all of the above

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