Francis Bacon, ENGLISH LITERATURE AP Online Test

An essay which appeals chiefly to the intellect is Francis Bacon’s “Of Studies”. His careful tripartite division of studies expressed succinctly in aphoristic prose demands the complete attention of the mind of the reader. He considers studies as they should be: for pleasure, for self improvement, for business. He considers the evils of excess studies: laziness, affectations, and precocity. Bacon divides books into three categories: those to be read in part, those to be read cursorily, and those to be read with care. Studies should include reading, which gives depth; speaking, which adds readiness of thought; and writing, which trains in preciseness .Somewhat mistakenly, the author ascribes certain virtues to individual fields of study: wisdom to history, wit to poetry, subtlety to mathematics, and depth to natural philosophy .Bacon’s four –hundred-word essay, studded with Latin phrases and highly compressed in thought has intellectual appeal indeed. Which of the following is the most appropriate title for the passage based on its content?
An intellectual exercise: Francis Bacon’s “of Studies”
Appeal of Francis Bacons essay
“Of Studies” :A tripartite division
Bacon’s categorization of books
A method of reading books
Substitute other words for “aphoristic” line three-four without substantially changing the authors meaning: An essay which appeals chiefly to the intellect is Francis Bacon’s “Of Studies”. His careful tripartite division of studies expressed succinctly in aphoristic prose demands the complete attention of the mind of the reader. He considers studies as they should be: for pleasure, for self improvement, for business. He considers the evils of excess studies: laziness, affectations, and precocity. Bacon divides books into three categories: those to be read in part, those to be read cursorily, and those to be read with care. Studies should include reading, which gives depth; speaking, which adds readiness of thought; and writing, which trains in preciseness .Somewhat mistakenly, the author ascribes certain virtues to individual fields of study: wisdom to history, wit to poetry, subtlety to mathematics, and depth to natural philosophy .Bacon’s four –hundred-word essay, studded with Latin phrases and highly compressed in thought has intellectual appeal indeed.
Abstruse
Tripartite
Pithy
Proverbial
Realistic
An essay which appeals chiefly to the intellect is Francis Bacon’s “Of Studies”. His careful tripartite division of studies expressed succinctly in aphoristic prose demands the complete attention of the mind of the reader. He considers studies as they should be: for pleasure, for self improvement, for business. He considers the evils of excess studies: laziness, affectations, and precocity. Bacon divides books into three categories: those to be read in part, those to be read cursorily, and those to be read with care. Studies should include reading, which gives depth; speaking, which adds readiness of thought; and writing, which trains in preciseness .Somewhat mistakenly, the author ascribes certain virtues to individual fields of study: wisdom to history, wit to poetry, subtlety to mathematics, and depth to natural philosophy .Bacon’s four –hundred-word essay, studded with Latin phrases and highly compressed in thought has intellectual appeal indeed. The passage suggests that the author would be most likely to agree with which of the following statements?
Scholars personalities are shaped by the academic discipline in which they are engaged
It is an affectation to use foreign words in ones writing
An author can be more persuasive in a long work than in a shorter one
“Of Studies” belongs in the category of works that demand to be read with care
Study should be undertaken without thought of personal gain
An essay which appeals chiefly to the intellect is Francis Bacon’s “Of Studies”. His careful tripartite division of studies expressed succinctly in aphoristic prose demands the complete attention of the mind of the reader. He considers studies as they should be: for pleasure, for self improvement, for business. He considers the evils of excess studies: laziness, affectations, and precocity. Bacon divides books into three categories: those to be read in part, those to be read cursorily, and those to be read with care. Studies should include reading, which gives depth; speaking, which adds readiness of thought; and writing, which trains in preciseness .Somewhat mistakenly, the author ascribes certain virtues to individual fields of study: wisdom to history, wit to poetry, subtlety to mathematics, and depth to natural philosophy .Bacon’s four –hundred-word essay, studded with Latin phrases and highly compressed in thought has intellectual appeal indeed. Bacon called by Queen Elizabeth her ”Little Lord Keeper” was:
A politician
Cold ,calculating and selfish
Scientific man
A man seeking with zeal and endless labour to penetrate secret ways of nature
All the above
An essay which appeals chiefly to the intellect is Francis Bacon’s “Of Studies”. His careful tripartite division of studies expressed succinctly in aphoristic prose demands the complete attention of the mind of the reader. He considers studies as they should be: for pleasure, for self improvement, for business. He considers the evils of excess studies: laziness, affectations, and precocity. Bacon divides books into three categories: those to be read in part, those to be read cursorily, and those to be read with care. Studies should include reading, which gives depth; speaking, which adds readiness of thought; and writing, which trains in preciseness .Somewhat mistakenly, the author ascribes certain virtues to individual fields of study: wisdom to history, wit to poetry, subtlety to mathematics, and depth to natural philosophy .Bacon’s four –hundred-word essay, studded with Latin phrases and highly compressed in thought has intellectual appeal indeed. The passage reflects the style of Bacon which was :-
Terse
Pithy
Packed with thought
Reflects the intellectual power of the great mind
All the above
Which of the following is incorrect about Bacon’s essays?
They belong to the reign of James I
He is not clogged with long sentences like other writers of his age
He was inclined to American authors who studied brevity
His early essays are neither modern nor obsolete
They were written at the same time as the Authorised version of the Bible
An essay which appeals chiefly to the intellect is Francis Bacon’s “Of Studies”. His careful tripartite division of studies expressed succinctly in aphoristic prose demands the complete attention of the mind of the reader. He considers studies as they should be: for pleasure, for self improvement, for business. He considers the evils of excess studies: laziness, affectations, and precocity. Bacon divides books into three categories: those to be read in part, those to be read cursorily, and those to be read with care. Studies should include reading, which gives depth; speaking, which adds readiness of thought; and writing, which trains in preciseness .Somewhat mistakenly, the author ascribes certain virtues to individual fields of study: wisdom to history, wit to poetry, subtlety to mathematics, and depth to natural philosophy .Bacon’s four –hundred-word essay, studded with Latin phrases and highly compressed in thought has intellectual appeal indeed. From the passage we get to know that Bacon as an essayist was :-
Friendly
Detached
Personal
Viewing the problems of life in a gossipy manner
Evading solutions

I only
II only
III only
I and II
I, II and III

I only
II only
III only
II and III
I, II, III
Which of the following is the major contribution of Bacon?
His practical wisdom has universal appeal
His wisdom is devoid of moral pretentions
His maxims are prudential
His wisdom is for the man of the world
All the above
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INTRODUCTION TO THE WRITER: Francis Bacon (1561-1626) was a man of complex and contradictory nature, who was gifted with the highest gifts of heaven and who habitually abused them for the poorest purpose of the earth. A strange mixture of double nature - of intellectual strength and moral weakness - whom God alone was competent to judge .From books he turned to men, from theory to fact, from philosophy to nature. The perennial freshness of his mind has made him one of the greatest minds of the world. This short test is prepared in the multiple choice format, specially designed for students taking AP test in English literature.

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