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Science in Medieval Western Europe: Quiz


Question 1: The Catholic Church, being the only institution to survive the process, maintained what was left of intellectual strength, especially through ________.

Question 2: During the ________ Western Europe would see a virtual collapse of civilization at the era's outset leading to a period of intellectual stagnation.
High Middle AgesMiddle AgesEarly Middle AgesLate Middle Ages

Question 3: Thomas Aquinas (1227–74), Doctor Angelicus, was an Italian theologian and friar in the ________.
CarmelitesDominican OrderCatholic religious orderFranciscan

Question 4: There were no new developments in physics or astronomy, and the reverence for classical sources further enshrined the ________ and Ptolemaic views of the universe.
Virtue ethicsAristotelianismPhronesisAristotle

Question 5: He had a great interest in the natural world and wrote texts on the mathematical sciences of optics, ________ and geometry.

Question 6: He made original discoveries concerning the nature of the tides and his works on computus became required elements of the training of ________, and thus greatly influenced early medieval knowledge of the natural world.

Question 7: The historian of science Ronald Numbers notes that the modern scientific assumption of ________ can be also traced back to the work of these medieval thinkers:
Immanuel KantBertrand RussellRené DescartesNaturalism (philosophy)

Question 8: The 15th century saw the beginning of the cultural movement of the ________.
Italian RenaissanceBaroqueRenaissanceWestern art history

Question 9: The stereotype of the Middle Ages as a supposed "________" is reflected in the popular views regarding the study of nature during the period.
MedievalismDark AgesLate Middle AgesEarly Middle Ages

Question 10: The Western Roman Empire, although united by ________ as a common language, still harbored a great number of different cultures that were not completely assimilated by the Roman culture.
Ancient RomeLatinVulgar LatinOld Latin


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