History Quiz: The Renaissance Period

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History Quiz: The Renaissance Period

The Renaissance, Age of Exploration, Scientific Revolution, and the Reformation!


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

      Its location brought lots of money through trade

    • B. 

      Its mountains isolated it from other nations

    • C. 

      The mild climate encouraged outdoor activities

  • 2. 
    Who was the first astronomer to say that the sun was in the center of the solar system?
    • A. 

      Kepler

    • B. 

      Galileo

    • C. 

      Copernicus

  • 3. 
    The ____ family were rich ____ of the arts who helped the ____ arts to thrive.
    • A. 

      Medici, partisans, Renaissance

    • B. 

      Mandini, traders, Renaissance

    • C. 

      Maroni, investors, Scientific

  • 4. 
    What was one reason why the Renaissance began in Italy?
    • A. 

      The Church was powerful and commissioned lots of art, architecture, and scientific experimentation

    • B. 

      Rich city-states encouraged trade, art, and the study of humanities

    • C. 

      There were low taxes, therefor people had more money to spend on art and education

  • 5. 
    How did Renaissance thinkers spread their ideas?
    • A. 

      New schools of philosophy

    • B. 

      The printing press

    • C. 

      Art dealers

  • 6. 
    What allowed Italy's city-states to explore art and the humanities?
    • A. 

      More art schools were established throughout Italy

    • B. 

      The Peace of Lodi meant that city-states could stop spending money on wars

    • C. 

      One of the effects of the plague was that more people could attend school

  • 7. 
    What area of study, as shown by the picture, became more advanced during the Renaissance?
    • A. 

      Dermatology

    • B. 

      The study of infectious disease

    • C. 

      The study of anatomy

  • 8. 
    What event does the picture represent?
    • A. 

      Martin Luther defending himself of the charge of heresy.

    • B. 

      Martin Luther accusing the Church of heresy.

    • C. 

      Martin Luther posting his 95 theses to a church door.

  • 9. 
    Copernicus was a Polish _____ who said that the universe is _____
    • A. 

      Monk, heliocentric

    • B. 

      Priest, geocentric

    • C. 

      Monk, elliptical

  • 10. 
    ______ was an astronomer who was the first to record seeing a _______
    • A. 

      Tycho Brahe, super nova

    • B. 

      Galileo, black hole

    • C. 

      Kepler, super nova

  • 11. 
    _____ was at the heart of the Renaissance, which focused on the ______ instead of ______
    • A. 

      Humanism, world, religion

    • B. 

      Art, beautiful, the frightening

    • C. 

      Humanities, classical Greek philosophers, religion

  • 12. 
    What is a Humanist's philosophy about life?
    • A. 

      Life should be devoted to serving the lord

    • B. 

      Life should be enjoyed, not suffered through

    • C. 

      Education and religion are equally important to devote one's life to

  • 13. 
    Who was Johannes Kepler?
    • A. 

      He was an astronomer who said that planets move in elliptical orbits

    • B. 

      He was an astronomer who said that the universe is heliocentric

    • C. 

      He was an astronomer who said that planets have a gravitational pull

  • 14. 
    What is heresy?
    • A. 

      Contradicting the bible, punishable by death during the Inquisition

    • B. 

      Contradicting the laws of physics, as expressed by Isaac Newton

    • C. 

      Denying the existence of god, punished by burning the offender at the stake

  • 15. 
    What was the Inquisition?
    • A. 

      An era when conquistadors explored "new worlds"

    • B. 

      An era when the Church tortured and killed heretics

    • C. 

      An era when the arts and humanities flourished

  • 16. 
    Who was Galileo?
    • A. 

      An astronomer who proved that there is no center to the universe.

    • B. 

      An astronomer who invented the telescope and proto-satellite.

    • C. 

      An astronomer who was forced to recant for saying that the earth spins and orbits around the sun.

  • 17. 
    What is one way the Renaissance changed man's view of man?
    • A. 

      People expressed an interest in democratic forms of government, demanding a stronger role in gov't

    • B. 

      People began to see themselves as individuals, governed by laws of nature and science

    • C. 

      Renaissance thinkers developed and spread the idea of free will

  • 18. 
    What was the Reformation?
    • A. 

      A movement that led to the sale of indulgences

    • B. 

      A movement to reconquer Jerusalem in the name of Christianity

    • C. 

      A movement that questioned the Catholic Church on issues of morality and authority

  • 19. 
    How did Martin Luther change religion for Christians?
    • A. 

      He translated the Bible

    • B. 

      He edited the Bible to remove justification for slavery

    • C. 

      He was the first to baptize people

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