Renaissance Ncfe Prep 2019

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Renaissance Ncfe Prep 2019

Answer the following questions based on what you think you know and remember about this time period


Questions and Answers
  • 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. 
    Where did the Renaissance begin? 
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Italy

    • D. 

      Portugal

  • 3. 
    What innovation helped to spread the influence of Renaissance?
    • A. 

      Printing press

    • B. 

      Compass

    • C. 

      Telegraph

    • D. 

      Internal combustion engine

  • 4. 
    Da Vinci was often called a "Renaissance Man". What does that mean?
    • A. 

      He was born during the Renaissance

    • B. 

      He lived and worked during the Renaissance

    • C. 

      He was skilled in many areas- math, science, inventing, arts, etc

    • D. 

      He was only a famous painter during the Renaissance

  • 5. 
    What powerful family helped to spread the influence of the Renaissance culture thorughout Italy? 
    • A. 

      Tudor

    • B. 

      Medici

    • C. 

      Francis

    • D. 

      Florence

  • 6. 
    How did the printing press change lives of the people of Europe?
    • A. 

      Books could be purchase by anyone, cheaper to buy them

    • B. 

      Books were now available in many languages and more people could read them

    • C. 

      The innovation made communication easier and faster for ideas to spread throughout Europe

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Complete the following analogy based on what you have learned about the Renaissance:Humanism: IndividualRealism:____________
    • A. 

      Making objects that appear real in art

    • B. 

      Looking at objects in a new, fresh way in art

    • C. 

      Use the human viewpoint in art and innovation

    • D. 

      Using animals in art

  • 8. 
    Which of the following phrases does not belong with the Renaissance Era?
    • A. 

      Emphasis of the classic cultures- Greek and Roman

    • B. 

      Humanism, art, culture, realism

    • C. 

      Spread of new ideas with the use of the printing press

    • D. 

      Black Death reduced the European population by 1/2

  • 9. 
    Machiavelli gave advice to leaders from the Renaissance time period. His book entitled, The Prince  offered advice to which group? 
    • A. 

      Monarchies of Europe

    • B. 

      Dictators of Europe

    • C. 

      Democratic governments of Europe

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Which of the following statements best explains the relationship between the Age of Exploration and the Renaissance?
    • A. 

      The Renaissance helped to spur the Age of Exploration because of the technological innovations and renewed the spirit of investigation- learning more about the world around them

    • B. 

      The Renaissance brought the Age of Exploration to an end by giving Europeans with more knowledge about nature

    • C. 

      The Renaissance built upon the geographic and navigational discoveries made during the Age of Exploration

    • D. 

      The Renaissance grew middle class society and gave people more room to roam about the world

  • 11. 
    What Renaissance idea was best exemplified by Leonardo da Vinci?
    • A. 

      Art is the best form of culture--- past, present or future

    • B. 

      Language can reveal or conceal the truth

    • C. 

      Secrets of nature can be uncovered with investigation and hard work

    • D. 

      Humans are fully capable of developing knowledge and skills in all areas

  • 12. 
    Machiavelli, a Renaissance political thinker, would be best remembered 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

  • 13. 
    Italy was divided into government structures known as city-states.  Based on your notes that you took and what you have learned, what is the best conclusion that you could make about city-state government structure?
    • A. 

      City-state structures were all the same, all have freedom under this structure

    • B. 

      Two forms of city-states existed- republicanism and signoria--- both offered little power and influence to the average person

    • C. 

      City-states were involved in trade and did not have time to involve themselves with government

    • D. 

      City-states often were at war the Muslim empire neighbors

  • 14. 
    The growth of cities and advances in art and sciences were the major outcomes of the Renaissance. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    How did foreign trade contribute to the birth of the Renaissance?
    • A. 

      It inspired explorers to trade to new parts of the globe and bring back new ideas

    • B. 

      It brought wealth to merchants in Italy who then used the money to invest in local artists and thinkers

    • C. 

      New technology and science from Asia brought about the rebirth of learning

    • D. 

      Europeans had access to natural resources so they began to industrialize

  • 16. 
    A Renaissance thinker would most likely study which of the following?
    • A. 

      An essay written in Latin about surgical practices

    • B. 

      A scroll of Jesus teachings written in Hebren

    • C. 

      A book written in Chinese about making porcelain 

    • D. 

      A letter to the Catholic Church written in German

  • 17. 
    During the Renaissance, a person's wealth was based around what? 
    • A. 

      Trade and money

    • B. 

      Land/titles of nobility

    • C. 

      Art/culture

    • D. 

      The Church

  • 18. 
    An example of an oligarchy during the Renaissance would be...
    • A. 

      The King of England

    • B. 

      Luther in Germany

    • C. 

      Medici Family in Florence

    • D. 

      The Pope in the Catholic Church

  • 19. 
    The Muslims brought cultural translations of the Greek and Roman texts - the "rebirth of learning" began in Europe.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Renaissance Art is a "window" back into time where we can learn more about the culture and lives of those who lived and worked in this time. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Those who live under totalitarian rule have more influence in art and culture in everyday society, since they have no voice in government. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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