Chapter 13 - The Renaissance

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Renaissance Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    People got the plague The Black Death from what?
    • A. 

      Fleas

    • B. 

      Chickens

    • C. 

      Cats

  • 2. 
    Millions of people died because of the The Black Death.  What did a smaller amount of people mean for Europe?
    • A. 

      Government had less money because there were less people to pay taxes

    • B. 

      People got paid more money to work because there were not a lot of workers

    • C. 

      Farmers made less money because less food was need

    • D. 

      Both A & B

    • E. 

      None of the above

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Who started the rebellion against King Richard in 1381?
    • A. 

      Nobles

    • B. 

      Clergy

    • C. 

      Peasants

  • 4. 
    What does the word Renaissance mean?
    • A. 

      Rebirth

    • B. 

      Change

    • C. 

      Undo

  • 5. 
    What is a belief that human actions, ideas and works are important?
    • A. 

      Renaissance

    • B. 

      Humanism

    • C. 

      Ignorant

  • 6. 
    This person could read and talk about writings of ancient Greece and Rome.  Art and science were also interests; book learning was not enough.  This person had to have fine manners and be interesting and funny.  This person also played music, danced and wrote poetry.  This person also had to be strong, be good at games, ride a horse and use a sword well.
    • A. 

      Renaissance Woman

    • B. 

      Renaissance Man

  • 7. 
    This person was usually from a wealthy family.  Teachers or tutors would instruct this person in their home.
    • A. 

      Renaissance Woman

    • B. 

      Renaissance Man

  • 8. 
    Who became the "first lady to the world"?  She became the ruler of Mantua after her husband was captured in war.
    • A. 

      Queen Elizabeth

    • B. 

      Isabella d'Este

    • C. 

      Machiavelli

  • 9. 
    What type of government did Florence have?
    • A. 

      Republican

    • B. 

      Democratic

    • C. 

      Dictatorship

  • 10. 
    How did the Italian city-states become rich?
    • A. 

      Farming

    • B. 

      Attacking other countries

    • C. 

      Trading

  • 11. 
    What city in Italy became known as "Queen of the Adriatic"?
    • A. 

      Rome

    • B. 

      Venice

    • C. 

      Florence

  • 12. 
    What was the most famous ruler of Florence?
    • A. 

      Savonarola

    • B. 

      Christopher Columbus

    • C. 

      Lorenzo de Medici

  • 13. 
    Who was the monk who preached against the Renaissance?  He said that people thought too much about themselves and didn't think enough about religion.
    • A. 

      Savonarola

    • B. 

      Piero

    • C. 

      Lorenzo de Medici

  • 14. 
    The French army attacked Florence.  Who gave the city up without a fight?
    • A. 

      Savonarola

    • B. 

      Piero

    • C. 

      Lorenzo de Medici

  • 15. 
    What happened to Savonarola?
    • A. 

      The people of Florence executed (killed) him

    • B. 

      The people of Florence made him pope

    • C. 

      The people of Florence kicked him out of Florence

  • 16. 
    Renaissance Artists, Sculptors, Writers and Inventors Who said to one of his sculptures, "Speak then!  Why will you not speak!"
    • A. 

      Michelangelo

    • B. 

      Da Vinci

    • C. 

      Donatello

    • D. 

      Shakespeare

    • E. 

      Miguel de Cervantes

    • F. 

      Raphael

    • G. 

      Johann Gutenberg

  • 17. 
    Renaissance Artists, Sculptors, Writers and Inventors Who was a popular Spanish writer of the Renaissance who wrote Don Quixote?
    • A. 

      Michelangelo

    • B. 

      Da Vinci

    • C. 

      Donatello

    • D. 

      Shakespeare

    • E. 

      Miguel de Cervantes

    • F. 

      Raphael

    • G. 

      Johann Gutenberg

  • 18. 
    Renaissance Artists, Sculptors, Writers and Inventors Who sculpted beautiful works like David and the Pieta?
    • A. 

      Michelangelo

    • B. 

      Da Vinci

    • C. 

      Donatello

    • D. 

      Shakespeare

    • E. 

      Miguel de Cervantes

    • F. 

      Raphael

    • G. 

      Johann Gutenberg

  • 19. 
    Renaissance Artists, Sculptors, Writers and Inventors Who invented the first printing press that used moveable metal type in the 1400s?
    • A. 

      Michelangelo

    • B. 

      Da Vinci

    • C. 

      Donatello

    • D. 

      Shakespeare

    • E. 

      Miguel de Cervantes

    • F. 

      Raphael

    • G. 

      Johann Gutenberg

  • 20. 
    Renaissance Artists, Sculptors, Writers and Inventors Who painted the Mona Lisa?
    • A. 

      Michelangelo

    • B. 

      Da Vinci

    • C. 

      Donatello

    • D. 

      Shakespeare

    • E. 

      Miguel de Cervantes

    • F. 

      Raphael

    • G. 

      Johann Gutenberg

  • 21. 
    Renaissance Artists, Sculptors, Writers and Inventors Who painted the School of Athens?  He painted Plato and Aristotle at the center of the painting and put Greek scholars all around them.
    • A. 

      Michelangelo

    • B. 

      Da Vinci

    • C. 

      Donatello

    • D. 

      Shakespeare

    • E. 

      Miguel de Cervantes

    • F. 

      Raphael

    • G. 

      Johann Gutenberg

  • 22. 
    Renaissance Artists, Sculptors, Writers and Inventors Who painted the Sistine Chapel?
    • A. 

      Michelangelo

    • B. 

      Da Vinci

    • C. 

      Donatello

    • D. 

      Shakespeare

    • E. 

      Miguel de Cervantes

    • F. 

      Raphael

    • G. 

      Johann Gutenberg

  • 23. 
    Renaissance Artists, Sculptors, Writers and Inventors Pope Leo X used his skills as an architect to help build St. Peter's Church.
    • A. 

      Michelangelo

    • B. 

      Da Vinci

    • C. 

      Donatello

    • D. 

      Shakespeare

    • E. 

      Miguel de Cervantes

    • F. 

      Raphael

    • G. 

      Johann Gutenberg

  • 24. 
    Renaissance Artists, Sculptors, Writers and Inventors Who drew inventions in notebooks?  He cut up dead bodies and drew what he saw.
    • A. 

      Michelangelo

    • B. 

      Da Vinci

    • C. 

      Donatello

    • D. 

      Shakespeare

    • E. 

      Miguel de Cervantes

    • F. 

      Raphael

    • G. 

      Johann Gutenberg

  • 25. 
    Renaissance Artists, Sculptors, Writers and Inventors Who was the greatest of all Elizabethan writers?  He wrote plays, such as Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet.
    • A. 

      Michelangelo

    • B. 

      Da Vinci

    • C. 

      Donatello

    • D. 

      Shakespeare

    • E. 

      Miguel de Cervantes

    • F. 

      Raphael

    • G. 

      Johann Gutenberg

  • 26. 
    What was the 1st book printed in Europe?
    • A. 

      Hamlet

    • B. 

      The Bible

    • C. 

      The Dictionary