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European Renaissance Test
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by Nicole Dickerson
| 33 Questions
1
1 pt
The Renaissance occurred
at the turn of the twentieth century
in the late Middle Ages
in about 1400 BCE
in the Dark Ages
2
1 pt
Which of these statements is NOT correct?
During the Renaissance
Europe experienced many cultural changes.
Europe saw a return to "classical" thought.
Europe "rediscovered" the ideas and thoughts of the ancient Greeks.
Europe sank into a period of limited intellectual discovery and artistic achievement.
3
1 pt
The word "renaissance" means
recklessness
dark age
related to the French
rebirth
4
8 pts
During the Renaissance, there were many advances in the fields of (Check all that apply.)
literature
the arts
science
medicine
cartography
engineering
astronomy
mathematics
5
7 pts
The Renaissance BEGAN
In the 1400s
In the 1700s
In the 400s
In the New World
In Spain
In Italy
In France
6
1 pt
The period of time when Europeans began to search for a sea trade route between Europe and Asia is called
The Reformation
The American Revolution
The Dark Ages
The Age of Exploration
7
5 pts
Which of the following statements are true regarding the Age of Exploration? (Check all that apply.)
It began in 1000 to 1500 CE
It can be defined as a period of time when Europeans began to search for a sea trade route between Europe and Asia.
At this time, the land routes to Asia were not under European control.
Europeans believed it would be a good idea to try and find a way to trade directly with places like
In this age, getting goods from Asia was very expensive.
8
1 pt
The period from 1000 to 1500 CE included the beginning of
the Dark Ages
the American Revolution
the Age of Exploration
the Reformation
The fall of the Roman Empire
9
1 pt
The fall of Rome occurred almost 1000 years before the Renaissance. Why then do we talk so much about Greek & Roman culture when we discuss the Renaissance?
Because we are confused about history
Since the Renaissance was a rediscovery of the classical ideas used by the Greeks and Romans
Because the Renaissance is what inspired the Greeks and Romans to their greatness
Since those are the only two important things that have happened in the Mediterranean region
10
1 pt
________________ can be credited with giving people more access to reading materials and encouraging literacy
Christopher Columbus
the Bubonic Plague
the printing press
Marco Polo
11
1 pt
Which of the following was NOT a way that art was advanced during the Renaissance?
the adoption of Surrealism
the study of the anatomy (the human body)
the invention of oil paints
the use of linear perspective
12
2 pts
Two new ways of thinking that emerged during the Renaissance were (Select TWO.)
Confucianism
Humanism
Christianity
Neoplatonism
Socialism
Buddhism
13
6 pts
During the Medieval period (Middle Ages) (Check all that apply.)
Europe's economy was mostly rural and agricultural
the system known as "feudalism" was practiced
land ownership was a sign of social status
land ownership was a source of income
peasants worked as tenant farmers
serfs lived and worked on the fields owned by a landlord
14
1 pt
Which statement is NOT true about Mercantilism?
It can be described as the idea that the wealth available in the world is limitless
It grew during the Age of Exploration
It is basically the same as bartering
Governments attempted to become wealthy by controlling more land
15
2 pts
Two big names in astronomy - and the understanding that the earth orbits the sun (not the other way around) were
Vesalius
Copernicus
Gutenberg
Martin Luther
Galileo
Medici
16
6 pts
The printing press was invented
during the Dark Ages
by Johannes Gutenberg
in Italy
during the Renaissance
in Germany
by Galileo Galilei
17
1 pt
Patrons of the arts __________.
provide financial support
paint pictures
teach painters how to paint
carve sculptures
18
8 pts
The Medici family
were bankers & businessmen
were sculpters
lived in Florence, Italy
were patrons of the arts
lived in Wittenberg, Germany
were scientists
were architects
were a wealthy family
19
1 pt
The Renaissance was a time of
the plague
creativity
hunger and poverty
church rule
20
1 pt
At the time of the Renaissance, city-states were ruled by
guilds (business or trade organizations)
shoguns (military leaders)
kings (monarchs)
a representative democracy (people electing representatives to make decisions on their behalf)
21
1 pt
The main center of the Renaissance in Europe was _________.
Flanders
England
Spain
Italy
22
1 pt
When the conditions were just right and people became free to spend their time and energy on special activities (like reading and writing, the arts, exploring the mysteries of the natural world, etc.) rather than just trying to survive, this occured
a dark age
a renaissance
the plague
anarchy
23
1 pt
Renaissance paintings were more realistic than paintings of the Middle Ages
True
False
24
2 pts
We discussed the term "renaissance man" and what it means in today's usage. Choose one of the men we studied from the Renaissance period and explain how he fits the definition of a "renaissance man."
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1 pt
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26
1 pt
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27
1 pt
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28
1 pt
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30
1 pt
This cycle of learning, growth and desire for more knowldge was the fuel that led to
the Renaissance
the Black Plague
the Dark Ages
the fall of the Roman Empire
31
4 pts
Place the following events/ eras in the correct order.
  1. Renaissance
  2. Roman Empire at its peak
  3. European Dark Ages
  4. Fall of the Roman Empire
32
18 pts
Sort the following terms according to whether they are characteristics of the Medieval or Renaissance periods.
  • Medieval Era
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  • Renaissance Era
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33
8 pts
Match each term to its correct definition.
  • region under control of the Pope and the Catholic Church
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  • a time of chaos, insecurity, and little or no advancement in learning and the arts
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  • system of thought attaching importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters
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  • the Italian family who were patrons of the arts and who contributed to the Italian Renaissance
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  • the language spoken by the Roman Empire and the Church
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  • a small, independent nation under the control of a city
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  • a rebirth in culture and learning
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  • the study of and belief in a god or gods
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