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'Of Plantation' by Francis Bacon; Brief-answer Questions

Of Plantation

by Francis Bacon

1. What is the essay "Of Plantation" about? [NU 2014]

Ans: The essay "Of Plantation" is about the do’s and don’ts of colonization.

2. What does Plantation refer to in Bacon's essay? [NU 2017]

Ans: Plantation refers to colonization in Bacon's essay.

3. What type of region according to Bacon should be selected for new colonization? [NU 2012]

Ans: According to Bacon, pure region where people are not displanted should be selected for new colonization.

4. When was the plantation more frequent?

Ans: The plantation was more frequent when the world was young.

5. How is plantation of trees alike to plantation of a country?

Ans: Plantation of trees is alike to plantation of a country in that in both of the cases 'one must make account to lease almost twenty years profit'.

6. Who should be sent to new plantation?

Ans: According to Bacon, the active people like gardeners, ploughmen, labourers, smiths, carpenters, joiners, fishermen, fowlers, with some few apothecaries, surgeons, cooks, and bakers should be sent to new plantation.

7. What type of government does the author suggest to be installed in a plantation?

Ans: The government that the author suggests to be installed in a plantation should ‘be in the hands of one, assisted with some counsel’ and they should be allowed ‘to exercise martial laws, with some limitation.’

8. Why did the author like plantation in a pure soil?

Ans: The author liked plantation in a pure soil because plantation in such areas did not demand removal of people to be planted to other areas.