European History Honnors, Mansfield Trimester 1 Cumulative Reading Test

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European History Honnors, Mansfield Trimester 1 Cumulative Reading Test

This has all the questions from all the reading quizzes for Mrs. Mansfield's European history class for the first trimester in the 2010-2011 school year, except the most recent one we haven't gotten back yet, but it will be added when it is returned.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why did the Renaissance begin in Italy?
    • A. 

      It had urban centers where people had money and freedom

    • B. 

      It was the center of the former Roman Empire

    • C. 

      There were many patrons available because art served as a focus of civic pride and patriotism

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and b only

  • 2. 
    What was used to determine the value of an individual during the Renaissance?
    • A. 

      The degree of their religious devotion

    • B. 

      Their acquisition of land

    • C. 

      Their military ability

    • D. 

      Their worldly accomplishments and natural abilities

  • 3. 
    What was the main focus of Italian Humanist study?
    • A. 

      The Environment

    • B. 

      Ancient Greek and Roman ideas

    • C. 

      Religion

    • D. 

      Economics and Trade

  • 4. 
    Who was known as the "father of Humanism"?
    • A. 

      Petrarch

    • B. 

      Michelangelo

    • C. 

      Leonardo da Vinci

    • D. 

      Plato

  • 5. 
    Which author is highlighted in you book as beginning a revolution in political thought?
    • A. 

      Polo

    • B. 

      Castiglione

    • C. 

      Machiavelli

    • D. 

      Raphael

  • 6. 
    According to your book, the essential meaning of the Renaissance is conveyed through which of the following?
    • A. 

      Sculpture

    • B. 

      Architecture

    • C. 

      Painting

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Which Italian city is noted in your text as the center for great art?
    • A. 

      Naples

    • B. 

      Milan

    • C. 

      Florence

    • D. 

      Venice

  • 8. 
    Who is credited with making Humanism and international movement?
    • A. 

      Michelangelo

    • B. 

      Erasmus

    • C. 

      Giotto

    • D. 

      Martin Luther

  • 9. 
    Which of the following was/were noted as great French and/or English Humanist(s)?
    • A. 

      Rabelais

    • B. 

      Milton

    • C. 

      Locke

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    What aspect of the economy was noted in your book for its expansion following the Price Revolution?
    • A. 

      Industrial factories

    • B. 

      Agriculture

    • C. 

      Unions for laborers

    • D. 

      The printing of paper money

  • 11. 
    What were explained as the motivations for Spaniards to go overseas?
    • A. 

      The search for gold and silver

    • B. 

      The crusading spirit

    • C. 

      The search for more land

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Which of the following were noted as innovations in the business world during the early modern period?
    • A. 

      The putting-out system of production where work was done very cheaply in people's homes

    • B. 

      Improved banking and bookkeeping methods

    • C. 

      Joint-stock companies that allowed small investors to make money

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and b only

  • 13. 
    Which of the following countries developed large scale commercial enterprises in the 16th and 17th centuries?
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      The Netherlands

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and b only

  • 14. 
    This is a picture of
    • A. 

      Machiavelli and Therese La Vasseur by Michelangelo

    • B. 

      Giovanni Arnolfini and his Bride by Jan van Eyck

    • C. 

      Lorenzo and Isabella de Medici by Leonardo Da Vinci

    • D. 

      An unnamed merchant and his wife by Rembrant

  • 15. 
    What does this picture represent?(This is the picture of the people on their knees in what appears to be a field with crescent shaped scythes and a person standing over them pointing what appears to be a stick) Pg. 216 in the book, I couldn't find it on the internet.
    • A. 

      "New World" Plantations

    • B. 

      Medieval agriculture

    • C. 

      Rice farming in France

    • D. 

      Slave labor

  • 16. 
    Which of the following factors supported 16th century European overseas expansion?
    • A. 

      A desire by other merchants to cut out intermediaries (middle men) and trade directly with other countries

    • B. 

      The creation and use of gunboats

    • C. 

      Religion and the crusading tradition

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    Which of the following revealed to the Spaniards that Columbus had discovered new continents, not a new route to the east?
    • A. 

      They couldn't find any silkworms there

    • B. 

      The fact that the natives didn't speak Japanese

    • C. 

      The native people explained the size and shape of the continents to the Spaniards

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Which country, by 1830, had a slave population of over 2 million (representing 1/3 of all slaves in the New World)?
    • A. 

      Argentina

    • B. 

      The United States

    • C. 

      Panama

    • D. 

      Jamaica

  • 19. 
    What was/were the main cause(s) of the price revolution (inflation) of the 16th century in Europe?
    • A. 

      Population growth

    • B. 

      Silver was increasingly scarce as not much was imported from the New World

    • C. 

      Too much food was produced so the prices dropped

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    Which country was a center for the Spanish overseas empire?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      Greenland

    • C. 

      Mexico

    • D. 

      North America

  • 21. 
    What did Martin Luther think people needed in order to be saved (to go to heaven)?
    • A. 

      Indulgences

    • B. 

      Faith

    • C. 

      Acts of Charity

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    Why did Lutheranism spread to the Germans?
    • A. 

      Because they resented sending money to the church in Rome

    • B. 

      Because the nobility wanted to confiscate the church lands

    • C. 

      Because they wanted the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V to be the one true leader of Germany

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

  • 23. 
    Which of the following ere major ideas in Calvinism?
    • A. 

      Predestination

    • B. 

      Pursuing an enjoyable, relaxed life

    • C. 

      The idea that God's laws were actually just guidelines, they did not have to be strictly followed

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    What were the Protestants in France called?
    • A. 

      Lutherans

    • B. 

      Trappists

    • C. 

      Huguenots

    • D. 

      Jeusits

  • 25. 
    Why did Henry VIII of England want to leave the Catholic Church?
    • A. 

      Because he was a follower of Luther's and converted to Lutheranism

    • B. 

      Because the Pope refused to grant him an annulment

    • C. 

      Because he was not raised a Catholic

    • D. 

      He didn't leave the Catholic Church

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