AP European History Quiz!

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AP European History Quiz!

History is all about remembering what, when, why, what, etc. And if you are good at remembering then this short AP exam quiz won't be a problem for you at all. This quiz primarily focuses on Europe. So, without spending more time on this discussion, let's get started.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The first literary and artistic expressions, as well as the highest cultural achievements, were centered in what Northern Italian city-state?
    • A. 

      Venice

    • B. 

      Naples

    • C. 

      Florence

    • D. 

      Milan

    • E. 

      Rome

  • 2. 
    Renaissance humanism was a contradiction of the Middle Ages in that it...?
    • A. 

      Sought logical explanations for the outbreak of plague in the 14th century

    • B. 

      Promoted art, especially painting

    • C. 

      Ignored the authority of the church

    • D. 

      Denied church doctrine, especially the Trinity

  • 3. 
    Michaelangelo's David displays which thematic innovation of Renaissance artists?
    • A. 

      The depiction of religious personages

    • B. 

      Accurate human anatomy

    • C. 

      The portrayal of enigmatic expressions

    • D. 

      The depiction of classical costumes

  • 4. 
    In the late 15th century, taxation and enforcement of the laws were assumed by...?
    • A. 

      Feudal warlords

    • B. 

      Semi-autonomous vassals

    • C. 

      Nobles

    • D. 

      Monarchs

  • 5. 
    Erasmus of the Netherlands...?
    • A. 

      Made fun of corruption and superstition in the church

    • B. 

      Was a strong supporter of papacy

    • C. 

      Advocated religious separation from Rome

    • D. 

      Was an early convert to Lutheranism

  • 6. 
    Machiavelli's The Prince was primarily...?
    • A. 

      A guide to courtly etiquette

    • B. 

      A pious testament to the secular role of the Popes

    • C. 

      A glorification of the independent city-states of Renaissance Italy

    • D. 

      A secular handbook on modern statecraft

  • 7. 
    What innovation in painting was developed by the Renaissance artists?
    • A. 

      The use of religious themes

    • B. 

      The use of symbolism

    • C. 

      The illusion of depth

    • D. 

      The use of abstract geometric figures

  • 8. 
    In his writing, Machiavelli most admired the...?
    • A. 

      Italian merchant class

    • B. 

      New monarchies of the North

    • C. 

      Leaders of the church

    • D. 

      Holy Roman Empire