World History Trivia Exam Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    Which country is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Italy

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      England

  • 2. 
    What movement was a period from 1350-1600 during which Western Europe experienced a rebirth or cultural awakening. Many historians claim this period was the beginning of modern times.
    • A. 

      Middle Ages

    • B. 

      Reformation

    • C. 

      Renaissance

    • D. 

      Medieval period

  • 3. 
    What was the historical importance of the Bubonic Plaque?
    • A. 

      It marked the end of the Middle Ages

    • B. 

      It was the beginning of modern times.

    • C. 

      It made people question religion and weakened the economy of the feudal system.

    • D. 

      It force people to move to Western Europe

  • 4. 
    Who made a fortune in trade and banking. He became the wealthiest European of his time. For 30 years, he ruled Florence, Italy as a dictator.
    • A. 

      Leonardo Da Vinci

    • B. 

      Cosimo de' Medici

    • C. 

      Machiavelli

    • D. 

      Petrarch

  • 5. 
    Who wrote the book "The Prince"?
    • A. 

      Leonardo Da Vinci  

    • B. 

      Machiavelli

    • C. 

      Michelangelo

    • D. 

      Raphael

  • 6. 
    Who captained the voyage that, after his death, became the first to successful sail around the world ?
    • A. 

      Amerigo Vespucci

    • B. 

      Ferdinand Magellan

    • C. 

      Pedro Alvarez Cabral

    • D. 

      Option 4Vasco Nunez de Balboa

  • 7. 
    Who conquered the Aztec empire?
    • A. 

      Hernando Cortes

    • B. 

      Francisco Pizarro

    • C. 

      Ferdinand Magellan

    • D. 

      Vasco Nunez de Balboa

  • 8. 
    Who conquered the Inca Empire?
    • A. 

      Being China's first Chinese emperor

    • B. 

      Being the first person to explore the lands discovered by Marco Polo

    • C. 

      Captaining Chinese overseas exploration

    • D. 

      Conducted reconnaissance missions along the coast of South America

  • 9. 
    The caravel was an important development in navigation because of its ability to:
    • A. 

      Sail against the wind

    • B. 

      Sail in shallow waters

    • C. 

      Withstand storms at sea

    • D. 

      Carry large number of crew members

  • 10. 
    Who captained the first European ship to sail around the trip of Africa, now known as the Cape of Good Hope?
    • A. 

      Prince Henry

    • B. 

      Vasco da Gama

    • C. 

      Bartholomeu Dias

    • D. 

      Christopher Columbus

  • 11. 
    The purpose of the  Treaty of Tordesillas, signed by Spain and Portugal, was to:
    • A. 

      Divide up the trade routes to the East

    • B. 

      Decrease conflict over the claiming of new lands

    • C. 

      Promote cooperation in the sharing of technological advances

    • D. 

      Create an alliance that would offset Dutch domination of sea routes,

  • 12. 
    Which of the following did the Portuguese explore first?
    • A. 

      Brazil

    • B. 

      The spice Islands

    • C. 

      The east coast of Africa

    • D. 

      The west coast of Africa

  • 13. 
    Which nation did Prince henry help to take over the lead in overseas exploration?
    • A. 

      Italy

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      Portugal

    • D. 

      The Netherlands

  • 14. 
    What did Vasco da Gama succeed in gaining for Portugal?
    • A. 

      Control of the Spice Islands

    • B. 

      A sea route between Portugal and China

    • C. 

      A sea route between Portugal and India  

    • D. 

      Profitable trade with the Philippine Islands

  • 15. 
    Which one do you like?
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 16. 
    During the Renaissance, where did scholars look for inspiration and ideas:
    • A. 

      The ancient Chinese

    • B. 

      The ancient Egyptians

    • C. 

      The ancient Greeks and Romans

    • D. 

      Western Europeans

  • 17. 
    The first full size  book printed with movable type on the printing press was:
    • A. 

      Utopia

    • B. 

      The Bible

    • C. 

      The Praise of Folly

    • D. 

      The Prince

  • 18. 
    Medici family members were famous for being:
    • A. 

      Artists

    • B. 

      Writers

    • C. 

      Religious reformers

    • D. 

      Rulers and supporters of the arts

  • 19. 
    Which of the following Renaissance figures was an artist, a scientist, and an inventor. His most famous painting was the Mona Lisa:
    • A. 

      Raphael

    • B. 

      Boccaccio

    • C. 

      Leonardo da Vinci

    • D. 

      Michelangelo Bouonarroti

  • 20. 
    Johan Gutenberg was famous for:
    • A. 

      Selling indulgences

    • B. 

      Inventing the printing press

    • C. 

      Writing in his native language

    • D. 

      Creating a new translation of the Bible

  • 21. 
    John Calvins teachings had , as a central theme, the concept of :
    • A. 

      Humanisn

    • B. 

      Adult baptism

    • C. 

      Indulgences

    • D. 

      Predestination

  • 22. 
    A person who used shrewdness and trickery to get and hold power could be described as being:
    • A. 

      Petrarchan

    • B. 

      Courtier-like

    • C. 

      Machivaellian

    • D. 

      A Renaissance

  • 23. 
    The main reason behind the split between the English Church and the Roman Catholic Church was Henry VIII's:
    • A. 

      Religious beliefs

    • B. 

      Treatment of Catherine of Aragon

    • C. 

      Unwillingness to pay Church taxes

    • D. 

      A desire to divorce Catherine of Aragon in hopes of having a male heir with another wife.

  • 24. 
    Martin Luther's 95 theses were an attack on the Church's:
    • A. 

      Attitude toward the poor

    • B. 

      Method of raising money 

    • C. 

      Reluctance to conduct services in local languages

    • D. 

      Insistence that good works help secure salvation

  • 25. 
    Which of the following was made up of large city states?
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      England

    • D. 

      Northern Italy

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