Italian Renaissance Art Quiz

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Italian Renaissance Art Quiz

A simple quiz to test your general knowledge of the Renaissance.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The word "Renaissance" comes from the French word meaning:
    • A. 

      Remade

    • B. 

      Reborn

    • C. 

      Recreated

    • D. 

      Recreation

  • 2. 
    Interest in what era lead to the start of the Renaissance?
    • A. 

      Medieval Era

    • B. 

      Prehistoric Era

    • C. 

      Classical Era

    • D. 

      Elizabethan Era

  • 3. 
    The new philosophy of the Renaissance moved away from spiritual values and was called
    • A. 

      Humanism

    • B. 

      Humanity

    • C. 

      Humus

    • D. 

      Humour

  • 4. 
    The Renaissance started in Italy because:
    • A. 

      Italy was the heart of the old Roman Empire and the remains of old buildings were there to remind people.

    • B. 

      Italy was a busy trade centre.

    • C. 

      The families of the Italian city states had money and time to spend on developing culture

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 5. 
    The Renaissance saw great development in the area of:
    • A. 

      Exploration

    • B. 

      The Arts

    • C. 

      Philosophy

    • D. 

      Medicine and Inventions

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    One of the most famous people of the Renaissance was a man who was an artist, inventor, architect and thinker. His name was:
  • 7. 
    One of the great inventions of the Renaissance was:
  • 8. 
    Renaissance art was more realistic than medieval art because the artists used and understood:
    • A. 

      Colour

    • B. 

      Paint mixing

    • C. 

      Perspective

    • D. 

      How to draw

  • 9. 
    The Renaissance period is best described as being:
    • A. 

      From the 14th to the 16th centuries

    • B. 

      From the 11th to 12th centuries

    • C. 

      From the 18th to 19th centuries

    • D. 

      From CE 100 to CE 1000

  • 10. 
    Humanism was a new way of thinking in which people believed:
    • A. 

      That people were basically good, not sinful

    • B. 

      That religion was not the only reason for living

    • C. 

      That for people to achieve their best they had to learn

    • D. 

      That ancient cultures like Greece and Rome could influence culture

    • E. 

      All of the above