Age Of Enlightenment Pretest

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Age Of Enlightenment Pretest

Otherwise known as the age of reason, the Age of Enlightenment refers to the start of the European politics, communication, science and philosophy and from it, all civilization began. Take up the age of reason challenge below and enlighten yourself.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which philosopher is credited with concept of "separation of powers" within the government?
    • A. 

      Thomas Hobbs

    • B. 

      Adam Smith

    • C. 

      John Locke

    • D. 

      Baron de Montesquieu

  • 2. 
    Where did the Enlightenment or age of reason begin?
    • A. 

      Africa

    • B. 

      Europe

    • C. 

      North America

    • D. 

      Asia

  • 3. 
    Which philosopher is credited with the concept of people having a "social contract" with government?
    • A. 

      Thomas Hobbs

    • B. 

      Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    • C. 

      John Locke

    • D. 

      Voltaire

  • 4. 
    Type question here
    • A. 

      Answer option 1

    • B. 

      Answer option 2

    • C. 

      Answer option 3

    • D. 

      Answer option 4

  • 5. 
    One way in which Montesquieu, Voltaire, and Rousseau are similar is that they were
    • A. 

      Philosophers during the Age of Enlightenment

    • B. 

      Chief ministers during the French Revolution

    • C. 

      Leaders of the Italian unification movement

    • D. 

      Supporters of the Counter Reformation

  • 6. 
    One similarity between Martin Luther and Henry VIII is that they
    • A. 

      Argued against the establishment of a theocratic state

    • B. 

      Protested against the ideas of the Enlightenment

    • C. 

      Died during the Reign of Terror

    • D. 

      Challenged the teachings of the Catholic Church

  • 7. 
    Which one of the following was an Enlightenment philosopher?
    • A. 

      Vasco da Gama

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • C. 

      Thomas Hobbs

    • D. 

      Voltaire

  • 8. 
    Voltaire believed in the concept of religious tolerance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Thomas Hobbs believed that man was selfish, needy, and required authoritarian governments to survive.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The Enlightenment philosophers had a big influence in the drafting of the U.S Constitution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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