These are questions based on a British documentary by Naill Ferguson called "Civilization: Is Western Civilization History? Episode 2 - Science". It is would be preferable if you use the CH4 version of the documentary.
This activity can be used as an discussion style activity, it can be used a question sheet to do for students after they watched the documentary or you can have the students watch the documentary and then do the questions in class.
As for the subject matter itself this is a good documentary that talks about the rise of the Western countries in a reasoned and even handed manner. Finally you can use this to talk about the history of science too.