What Enlightenment Thinker Are You?

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The Age of Enlightenment was a philosophical movement that dominated the world of ideas in Europe in the 1700s. Its principal goals were liberty, progress, reason, tolerance, and fraternity.

Which Enlightenment thinker are YOU? Do you, like Locke, believe in humanity's inherent goodness, or do you take a more cynical approach like Hobbes? Or are you Descartes, rejecting reality all together?

Created by: Bryan Skrobala-Fotino

  1. What is your age?
  2. What is your gender?
  1. Do you doubt or believe everything you hear?
  2. Who founded the scientific method?
  3. What form of government is most effective?
  4. Are humans creatures of goodwill or uncontrolled selfishness?
  5. Who was a champion for the "blank slate" theory?
  6. Are the majority of people too uneducated to govern themselves?
  7. What is a leviathan?
  8. Which of these freedoms are inalienable?
  9. Who wrote the phrase "a war of every man against every man"?
  10. How strongly do you believe in breastfeeding?
  11. Who was hailed as the hero of the French Revolution?
  12. Would you go against the Church to fight for what you believe in?
  13. What does the Earth orbit?
  14. Who proposed heliocentrism without the use of a telescope?
  15. Do you believe in God?
  16. Do you think, therefore you are?
  17. Which of these did Pascale NOT do?
  18. Are you sure about that last question?
  19. It was the fourth answer choice.
  20. How many witches were put to death during the Enlightenment?
  21. Do you believe women are equal to men?
  22. Which of these was not an astronomer?
  23. Do you believe that animal testing is moral?
  24. "What worries you, masters you."
  25. "Curiosity is the lust of the mind."
  26. "What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?"
  27. "Common sense is not so common."
  28. "It is impossible to love and to be wise."
  29. "In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate."
  30. "Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true."
  31. "Women's tongues are as sharp as two-edged swords."
  32. Do you believe in free will?
  33. Are numbers real?

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