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Enlightenment History Quiz

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1. Which 18th-century movement emphasized reason and individualism over tradition?

2. Who published 'A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge' in 1710, arguing against the materialism of his time?

3. What is often considered the slogan of the Enlightenment?

4. Which document, heavily influenced by Enlightenment ideals, begins with 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal...'?

5. Which Enlightenment thinker is known for his 'social contract' theory?

6. The concept of 'separation of powers' in government was most directly influenced by which Enlightenment thinker?

7. 'What is Enlightenment?' was a 1784 essay by which philosopher?

8. Which of the following is NOT a work by Voltaire?

9. The 'Encyclopédie', aiming to summarize all human knowledge, was edited by which two Enlightenment figures?

10. The Enlightenment had a significant impact on education, which of the following practices reflects this influence?