The American university in the seventeenth century was much closer to the American university today than to the university in the Middle Ages.The Puritan communities needed mini sters and professional men and so they established universities to provide them.Later,reli gious groups built universities in order to extend their own influence.For example,the University of Chicago was founded by devout(虔诚的)Baptists to combat the rising tide of Methodism in the Middle West and Shakers in the East.The presi dent and the trustees of the University were required to have the proper religious relations in order to keep the University on the right path.Fortunately,the combination of John D.Rockefeller,William Rainey Harper,and the enlightened wing of the Baptist Church preserved the university from too narrow an interpretation of its purpose.
6.French universities in the Middle Ages were founded by?
B.groups of scholars
C.the Catholic Church
D.students wanting to leam
7.Puritans set up universities primarily for the purpose of?
A.training school teachers
B.influencing the govemment
C.providing ministers and professionals
D.supplying professionals for corporations
8.The University of Chicago was established by?
9.The writer mentions John D.Rockefeller and Willi am Rainey Harper to show that?
A.they were important founders of the university
B.they were extremely faithful in their religious beliefs
C.they broadened the original goal of the university
D.they stuck to the founding principles of the university
10.Early universities in the U.S.were founded mostly for?