Age of Enlightenment: The Philosophes

Enlightenment Philosophers

Twelve question quiz to assess students' understanding of the materials. Each question is worth two (2) points.

Question #1

Which philosopher is credited with concept of 'separation of powers' within the government?

Question #2

Where did the Enlightenment or age of reason begin?

Question #3

Thomas Hobbs believed that man was inherently selfish, needy, vulnerable, and required authoritarian governments to survive.

Question #4

The Enlightenment period happened during the:

Question #5

Thomas Locke believed in the divine right of kings.

Question #6

Which one of the following was NOT an Enlightenment philosopher.

Question #7

The "Age of Reason" is another name for the Enlightenment.

Question #8

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

Question #9

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

Question #10

Voltaire believed in the concept of religious tolerance.

Question #11

The executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the United States government is an example of:

Question #12

The U.S. Bill of Rights guarantee of the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures is examples of:

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