Period Of European History Quiz Questions

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  • 1. 
    The period of European history known as the Renaissance roughly covers the time from
    • A. 

      1100 to 1400

    • B. 

      1200 to 1500

    • C. 

      1300 to 1600

    • D. 

      1400 to 1700

  • 2. 
    To become known as an important patron, one most needed to be
    • A. 

      Wealthy

    • B. 

      Creative

    • C. 

      Religious

    • D. 

      Intellectual

  • 3. 
    The technique known as perspective is most useful in the creation of
    • A. 

      Drama

    • B. 

      Sculpture

    • C. 

      Two-dimensional art

    • D. 

      The sonnet form in poetry

  • 4. 
    A person who produces work in "the vernacular" is one hwo
    • A. 

      Relies on realism

    • B. 

      Uses only natural light

    • C. 

      Uses a verse form of writing

    • D. 

      Writes in a local, rather than a classical, language

  • 5. 
    The intellectual and cultural movement known as humanism arose from study of
    • A. 

      Medieval scholarship

    • B. 

      Original christian writings

    • C. 

      Classical Greek and Roman culture

    • D. 

      The contributions of the Tang and Song dynasties

  • 6. 
    In Greek the word "utopia" means
    • A. 

      "highest"

    • B. 

      "no place"

    • C. 

      "everywhere"

    • D. 

      "an ideal place"

  • 7. 
    The printing press was invented by
    • A. 

      Jan can Eyck

    • B. 

      Johann Gutenberg

    • C. 

      Peter Bruegel the Elder

    • D. 

      Hans Holbein the Younger

  • 8. 
    Which of the following did Desiderius Erasmus and Thomas More have in common?
    • A. 

      Both were French

    • B. 

      Both wrote only in English

    • C. 

      Both were considered humanists

    • D. 

      Both rejected religion and the Bible

  • 9. 
    The Act of Supremacy was passed during the reign of Henry VIII
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The name Anabaptist is from the Greek for baptize again
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    In England, the king was declared to be head of the Lutheran Church
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The term Protestant comes from the name given some German princes who protested against joining forces with the pope against Luther's ideas.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    What kind of person represented the ideal of the "Renaissance man"?
    • A. 

      Someone who enjoyed worldly pleasures

    • B. 

      Someone who excelled in many areas of study

    • C. 

      Someone who specialized in a particular field of study

    • D. 

      Someone who supported and appreciated the arts without creating art

  • 14. 
    How did Italy's location help ti become the birthplace of the Renaissance?
    • A. 

      Ideas could be spread easily by means of Italy's fleets

    • B. 

      Italy was protected by the rest of Europe by the Alps

    • C. 

      Italy had access to Roman ruins and ancient manuscripts from Constantinople

    • D. 

      The bubonic plague had not reached the south tip of Europe

  • 15. 
    What was the important effect of the invention of the printing press?
    • A. 

      Gutenberg used his wealth from the invention to support artists

    • B. 

      It led to the development of public libraries

    • C. 

      It led to a renewed study of Latina and Greek

    • D. 

      It increased literacy and the use of the vernacular

  • 16. 
    Which of the following was a major reason for the Reformation?
    • A. 

      European merchants resented paying taxes to the Church in Rome

    • B. 

      The church was threatening to excommunicate the king of France

    • C. 

      The people in Rome insisted on only speaking Latin

    • D. 

      Martin Luther said he would interpret the Bible better than the pope.

  • 17. 
    Which of the following was one of Luther's main beliefs?
    • A. 

      Men and women are naturally sinful

    • B. 

      Christians needed to be baptized again as adults

    • C. 

      Good works were required for salvation

    • D. 

      All people with faith were equal

  • 18. 
    What was the main reason for Henry VIII's split with the Roman Catholic Church?
    • A. 

      His religious beliefs

    • B. 

      His desire for a male heir

    • C. 

      His treatment of Catherine of Aragon

    • D. 

      His unwillingness to pay Church taxes

  • 19. 
    Which one of the following was agreed upon at the Council of Trent?
    • A. 

      The church's interpretation of the Bible was final

    • B. 

      Selling indulgences was an appropriate practice

    • C. 

      Local priests had to originate the process of excommunication

    • D. 

      Church and state should be separate

  • 20. 
    The Peace of Augsburg ended a war between the supporters of which two groups?
    • A. 

      England and Spain

    • B. 

      Catholic and Protestant German Princes

    • C. 

      Roman Catholics and Anglicans

    • D. 

      French Catholics and Huguenots

  • 21. 
    What idea of Luther's most influenced John Calvin?
    • A. 

      Humans cannot earn a place in heaven

    • B. 

      There was no hierarchy of believers

    • C. 

      The church could not sell indulgences

    • D. 

      People did not need priests to interpret the Bible for them

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