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Chap 16 WesternCiv

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All of the following helped set the scientific revolution in motion EXCEPT changes in Christianity that focused on its metaphorical rather than literal truth.
Which of the following relied on Neoplatonic principals to place the sun at the center of an orderly and harmonious universe? Copernicus
Which of the following were NOT critical developments in astronomy and physics? Kepler's laws of planetary motion and his development of the concept of gravity
Newton's work was the culmination of the scientific revolution because it resolved the outstanding problems in both physics and astronomy.
The new epistemology of science involved all of the following EXCEPT rejection of Occam's theory that the simplest explanation is best.
Wider acceptance of scientific thought came when the educated public became convinced that science offered certainty.
Which of the following is true of the status of women during this period? In many countries, even widows of aristocrats could not inherit their husbands' estates.
Blaise Pascal is important because he was the first accomplished scientist to focus on the limitations of science.
All of the following were examples of popular enthusiasm for science in the late seventeenth century EXCEPT the widespread practice of charivaris
The primary impulse behind Mannerism was escapism.
Michel de Montaigne created the literary form known as the essay
Cervantes and Shakespeare had in common that they both reflected the stresses of their times.
The Baroque style was found particularly in Catholic countries because it supported the Counter-Reformation.
The Classical style was differentiated from the Baroque because it was characterized by restraint and discipline.
The number of Europeans rose only slightly in the seventeenth century for all the following reasons EXCEPT that the English and Dutch populations only recovered after 1680, accounting for the little increase there was.
Seventeenth-century society was characterized by increasing mobility.
Life was generally becoming harder for the peasantry for all of the following reasons EXCEPT that there was no escape from the farm.
All of the following changes were taking place in traditional villages EXCEPT government welfare programs enticing peasants off the land
In contrast to the villages, life in the cities was impersonal
All of the following first became common in cities in the late seventeenth century EXCEPT the achievement of literacy for a majority of both women and men.
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