Enlightenment/Sci. Rev. Quiz 2

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  • 1. 
    What is the best definition of Renaissance?
    • A. 

      Beginnings of Kings and Queens on the European continent

    • B. 

      Refreshment of European interests in New World exploration

    • C. 

      Reogranization of governments of Europe

    • D. 

      Rebirth of culture in Europe

  • 2. 
    What powerful family helped to spread the influence of the Renaissance culture thorughout Italy? 
    • A. 

      Tudor

    • B. 

      Medici

    • C. 

      Francis

    • D. 

      Florence

  • 3. 
    Reformation: ____________ revolutionRenaissance: cultural revolution
    • A. 

      Political

    • B. 

      Religious

    • C. 

      Economic

    • D. 

      Social

  • 4. 
    Machaivellli, a Renaissance political thinker, would be best remember by which of the following statements? 
    • A. 

      Be Bold, Do whatever it takes to stay in power, Be strong

    • B. 

      The weak will never survive in the end

    • C. 

      Be curious and love art

    • D. 

      Kings and Queens will rule the world

  • 5. 
    Why was the Columbian Exchange named after Christopher Columbus?
    • A. 

      He invented the term

    • B. 

      He was an expert on New World species

    • C. 

      His ship was nicknamed the Columbian Exchange

    • D. 

      His voyages marked the beginning of the exchange

  • 6. 
    The Ottoman Empire had taken control of most of the overland trade routes, so Europe needed to search for a cheaper route to Asia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The Scientific Revolution can be best described as...? 
    • A. 

      A new way of thinking about the natural world based upon careful observaion and being able to question accepted beliefs

    • B. 

      The realization that the Earth was round instead of flat during the Age of Discovery

    • C. 

      The discovery of nulclear energy as a main source of power

    • D. 

      An acceptance that the Catholic Church was the only true source of knowledge

  • 8. 
    The heliocentric theory suggested that...? 
    • A. 

      Earth is the only planet able to sustain life

    • B. 

      The sun is the center of our solar system

    • C. 

      All humans have one common ancestor

    • D. 

      The sun will eventually turn into a black hole

  • 9. 
    Which scientist does not belong with the Enlightenment/Scientfiic Revolution Era?
    • A. 

      Issac Newton

    • B. 

      Galilelo Galilei

    • C. 

      Francis Bacon

    • D. 

      Albert Einstein

  • 10. 
    Montesquieu's philosophy can be found in which famous American document? 
    • A. 

      Treaty of Paris

    • B. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • C. 

      US Constitution

    • D. 

      Gettysburg Address

  • 11. 
    John Locke believed in the concept of natural rights of the indiividual. What US document did he later help influence in our national history? 
    • A. 

      Gettysburg Address

    • B. 

      US Constitution

    • C. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • D. 

      Emancipation Proclamation

  • 12. 
    Select the best definition of revolution.
    • A. 

      Change

    • B. 

      War

    • C. 

      Conflict

    • D. 

      Independence

  • 13. 
    Heliocentric theory greatly disturbed the most powerful influence in Europe. Identify who would not have been happy with this theory.
    • A. 

      Church Leaders

    • B. 

      Issac Newton

    • C. 

      John Locke

    • D. 

      Sir Francis Bacon

  • 14. 
    The geocentric theory would be best described as...?
    • A. 

      Earth is the center of the universe

    • B. 

      Sun is the center of the universe

    • C. 

      Moon is the center of the universe

    • D. 

      Church is the center of the universe

  • 15. 
    John Locke would have supported which of the following?
    • A. 

      The separate branches of government

    • B. 

      The desire to have a absolute monarch or king

    • C. 

      Social Contracts between the people and the government

    • D. 

      Life, Liberty, Property- Natural Rights

  • 16. 
    Why was Galileo placed under house arrest in his lifetime?
    • A. 

      He spoke out against Martin Luther during the Protestant Reformation

    • B. 

      He was convicted of a crime

    • C. 

      He published his views that supported the heliocentric view and the church was upset with his thoughts

    • D. 

      He was stealing secrets from Isaac Newton

  • 17. 
    The Scientific Revolution grew out of thinking from the Renaissance time period.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    During the Enlightenment, we see a shift from monarchies across Europe to revolutions that developed other forms of governments.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    What did Enlightenment thinkers want to rely on? 
    • A. 

      The power of the monarchs

    • B. 

      Reason and logic

    • C. 

      The Roman Catholic Church

    • D. 

      Military power and might

  • 20. 
    Which statement would best represent the relationship between Christianity and the Enlightenment thinkers? 
    • A. 

      Most Enlightenment thinkers did not believe in God

    • B. 

      Most Enlightenment thinkers believed in science and nature

    • C. 

      Most Enlighenment thinkers believed in God

    • D. 

      Most Enlightenment thinkers believed that people should not have a key religion

  • 21. 
    Trade increased during the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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