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The Age of Enlightenment

The Enlightenment took place in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It was a time when reason took principal over the Church. How well do you know the advocates of this era?


Quiz ID:#18631
Fun:*** (2.31)
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Category:History > European
Created By:luckythirteen


#1   Jean le Rond d'Alembert was one of the authors of the "Encyclopedia: The Rational Dictionary of the Sciences, the Arts, and the Crafts". Who helped him write and publish the many volumes of the "Encyclopedia"?

#2   Voltaire was a believer in many things. What is one thing he did NOT believe in?

#3   Who established his ideas about race in "On the Different Races of Men"?

#4   Adam Smith is considered the father of the science of political economy. He gave an exposition for the market forces of Great Britain. Which of the following books did he write?

#5   David Hume believed the human mind was nothing more than a bundle of impressions. He also believed...

#6   This lady was partially responsible for the publication of the "Encyclopedia"; she was known as the "godmother" of the book. She also held many salons, of which Baron de Montesquieu and Bernard de Fontenelle were regular attendees. Who is this lady?

#7   France was the first for enlightened development. Which of the following reasons is NOT a cause for the Enlightenment to begin in France?

#8   The theory of separation of powers was published in "The Spirit of Laws" by ______________.

#9   Jean-Jacques Rousseau was extremely paranoid. He was convinced that all his philosophe friends and the women of the salons he attended were scheming against him.

#10   John Locke believed the human mind at birth was a "tabula rasa", a blank tablet. He believed the environment in which people develop had a direct impact on an individual's understanding and beliefs. This idea of Locke's was published in...

#11   The American Declaration of Independence, the United States Bill of Rights, and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen were based off Enlightenment concepts.




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