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'Of Studies' by Francis Bacon brief questions and answer

Of Studies

Francis Bacon

1. Who is the first English essayist?

Ans: Francis Bacon is the first English essayist.

2. To which age does Bacon belong to?

Ans: Bacon belongs to the Renaissance Age.

3. What was the title given to Bacon?

Ans: The title given to Bacon was ‘Viscount St. Albans’.

4. What are the advantages of studying books? 

Ans: By studying books the reader can get delight, use his/her study as an ornament, and increase his/her ability.   

5. How are studies perfected?

Ans: Studies are perfected through practical experience.

6. In how many classes is man divided in "Of Studies" 

Ans: In "Of Studies" man is divided into three classes: crafty men, simple men and wise men.

7. Why should a man read books?

Ans: According to Bacon, a man should read books to “weigh and consider” i.e., to think about the contents and judge them. 

8. Who is the wise man according to Bacon? 

Ans: According to Bacon, the man who uses studies properly is a wise man.

9. Whom does Bacon think lazy?

Ans: Bacon thinks the person lazy who spends too much time in studies.

10. What kind of style did Bacon introduce to English prose?

Ans: Bacon introduced aphoristic style to English prose. 

11. What does Bacon suggest for a man whose mind wanders? [NU 2015]

Ans: Bacon suggests that the man whose mind wanders should study Mathematics.  

12. How many ways does study serve a man?

Ans: Study serves a man in three ways: by giving delight, by acting as an ornament and by increasing his ability.  

13. What do books serve for? [NU 2016]

Ans: Books serve for delight, for ornament, and for abilities.

14. What do you mean by "Renaissance"?

Ans: Renaissance means the re-birth or revival of classical art, culture and literature. 

15. What does the phrase 'natural abilities' mean?

Ans: The phrase ‘natural abilities’ means in born qualities.

16. What is an antithesis?

Ans: Antithesis is a rhetorical device in which two opposite ideas are put together in a sentence to achieve a contrasting effect. 

17. What is aphorism? [NU 2017]

Ans: Aphorism is a short and wise saying which bears a truth.

18. Who are 'cymini sectores'? 

Ans: 'Cymini sectores' literaly mean ‘hair-splitters’ or those who are capable of making distinctions which are normally unnoticeable to an ordinary man.  

19. What is the meaning of "Abeunt studia in mores"?

Ans: The meaning of the Latin phrase ‘Abeunt studia in mores’ is that ‘studies pass into the character’.

20. What is pragmatism?

Ans: Pragmatism is an approach that evaluates theories or beliefs in terms of the success of their practical application.

21. What are the uses of shooting?

Ans: According to Bacon, shooting is good for the lungs and breast.


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