Descartes Vs. Newton Review

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Descartes Vs. Newton Review

     


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  • 1. 
    1. René Descartes believed that the universe was a machine and compared it to a _______. 
    • A. 

      Toy

    • B. 

      Computer

    • C. 

      Camera

    • D. 

      Clock

  • 2. 
    2. Descartes was a Catholic and the Church supported him because his vision of the universe was like the Church's. He believed the universe followed _____________________________.
    • A. 

      Newton's laws of gravity.

    • B. 

      A set of predictable rules.

    • C. 

      The ten commandments.

    • D. 

      The principles of motion.

  • 3. 
    3. Descartes dissected an ox's eye to prove it was a machine. He thought he was right because looking through the lens of the eye, images appear ________________________.
    • A. 

      Upside down.

    • B. 

      Reversed.

    • C. 

      Inverted.

    • D. 

      Sideways.

  • 4. 
    4. Descartes thought white light was pure and made of spinning particles. He thought color was a distortion when the particles _________________________________.
    • A. 

      Bounced off objects.

    • B. 

      Hit the eye.

    • C. 

      Spun faster or slower.

    • D. 

      Hit each other.

  • 5. 
    5. Isaac Newton thought Descartes theory about light and color was wrong. To prove it, he made a hole in a shutter and let the sunlight shine through the hole onto the opposite wall to form a _____________________.
    • A. 

      Color wheel.

    • B. 

      Rainbow

    • C. 

      Lightening stike.

    • D. 

      Laser.

  • 6. 
    6. Newton discovered that light was made of color which he called the visible _____________.
    • A. 

      Color world.

    • B. 

      Light.

    • C. 

      Rainbow.

    • D. 

      Spectrum

  • 7. 
    7. The colors of Newton's spectrum are, in order:
    • A. 

      Red, yellow, blue, green, orange, violet, indigo

    • B. 

      Red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, yellow, black

    • C. 

      Red, blue, yellow, purple, green, orange, brown

    • D. 

      Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet

  • 8. 
    8. The most important part of Newton's experiment with light was when he proved that each color in the spectrum was unique and prisms didn't change light by ______________________.
    • A. 

      Using a cracked prism.

    • B. 

      Putting a second prism in front of the spectrum.

    • C. 

      Reflecting the spectrum back through the prism.

    • D. 

      Putting a second prism in front of just the red light.

  • 9. 
    9. Newton's publication of his studies on light led to the ______________________________.
    • A. 

      Modern scientific world view.

    • B. 

      Destruction of the Catholic Church.

    • C. 

      Nobel Prize for physics.

    • D. 

      Invention of the light bulb.