Renaissance Vocab Quiz

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Renaissance Quizzes & Trivia

The Renaissance was a period in European history, from the 14th to the 17th century and was regarded as the cultural bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history. Take this quiz and see how it goes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following best describes the Renaissance?
    • A. 

      A Christian humanist who wrote In Praise of Folly, which criticized the European people for their superstition and ignorance. The author more generally criticized the Catholic Church for its lack of spirituality.

    • B. 

      The group of painters who perfected the technique of oil painting on canvas.

    • C. 

      The movement following the Middle Ages that centered on revival of interest in the classical learning of Greece and Rome; French word meaning “rebirth."

    • D. 

      An art technique that involves making distant objects smaller than those in the foreground and arranging them to create the illusion of depth on a flat canvas.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following best describes who the "Humanists" were?
    • A. 

      The movement following the Middle Ages that centered on revival of interest in the classical learning of Greece and Rome; French word meaning “rebirth.”

    • B. 

      People who specialize in studying the humanities; they studied the works of the Ancient Greeks and Romans for inspiration in the fields of grammar, history, poetry and rhetoric.

    • C. 

      The Florentine official and historian that wrote the Prince, which argued that rulers should only be concerned with gaining power and success.

    • D. 

      The group of painters who perfected the technique of oil painting on canvas.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following best defines the term "Perspective" as it relates to the Renaissance?
    • A. 

      A Christian humanist who wrote In Praise of Folly, which criticized the European people for their superstition and ignorance. The author more generally criticized the Catholic Church for its lack of spirituality.

    • B. 

      The group of painters who perfected the technique of oil painting on canvas.

    • C. 

      The adapted Chinese technology and built the modern printing press, which helped to spread Renaissance ideas.

    • D. 

      An art technique that involves making distant objects smaller than those in the foreground and arranging them to create the illusion of depth on a flat canvas.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following best describes "Niccolo Machiavelli?"
    • A. 

      The Florentine official and historian that wrote the Prince, which argued that rulers should only be concerned with gaining power and success.

    • B. 

      A “Renaissance Man”- he was skilled in many things- architecture, engineering, painting, sculpting, and science; he was most famous for his painting the Mona Lisa.

    • C. 

      A Christian humanist who wrote In Praise of Folly, which criticized the European people for their superstition and ignorance. The author more generally criticized the Catholic Church for its lack of spirituality.

    • D. 

      An Italian artist during the renaissance who painted the top of the Sistene Chapel and sculpted the statue of David

  • 5. 
    Which of the following best describes Leonardo da Vinci?
    • A. 

      The Florentine official and historian that wrote the Prince, which argued that rulers should only be concerned with gaining power and success.

    • B. 

      A “Renaissance Man”- he was skilled in many things- architecture, engineering, painting, sculpting, and science; he was most famous for his painting the Mona Lisa.

    • C. 

      A Christian humanist who wrote In Praise of Folly, which criticized the European people for their superstition and ignorance. The author more generally criticized the Catholic Church for its lack of spirituality.

    • D. 

      An Italian artist during the renaissance who painted the top of the Sistene Chapel and sculpted the statue of David

  • 6. 
    Which of the following best describes Michaelangelo?
    • A. 

      The Florentine official and historian that wrote the Prince, which argued that rulers should only be concerned with gaining power and success.

    • B. 

      A “Renaissance Man”- he was skilled in many things- architecture, engineering, painting, sculpting, and science; he was most famous for his painting the Mona Lisa.

    • C. 

      A Christian humanist who wrote In Praise of Folly, which criticized the European people for their superstition and ignorance. The author more generally criticized the Catholic Church for its lack of spirituality.

    • D. 

      An Italian artist during the renaissance who painted the top of the Sistene Chapel and sculpted the statue of David

  • 7. 
    Which of the following best describes Johannes Gutenberg?
    • A. 

      An Italian artist during the renaissance who painted the top of the Sistene Chapel and sculpted the statue of David

    • B. 

      He adapted Chinese technology and built the modern printing press, which helped to spread Renaissance ideas.

    • C. 

      Famous English playwright who wrote the famous works of Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth.

    • D. 

      A Christian humanist who wrote In Praise of Folly, which criticized the European people for their superstition and ignorance. The author more generally criticized the Catholic Church for its lack of spirituality.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following best describes Desiderius Erasmus?
    • A. 

      An Italian artist during the renaissance who painted the top of the Sistene Chapel and sculpted the statue of David

    • B. 

      He adapted Chinese technology and built the modern printing press, which helped to spread Renaissance ideas.

    • C. 

      Famous English playwright who wrote the famous works of Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth.

    • D. 

      A Christian humanist who wrote In Praise of Folly, which criticized the European people for their superstition and ignorance. The author more generally criticized the Catholic Church for its lack of spirituality.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following best describes William Shakespeare?
    • A. 

      An Italian artist during the renaissance who painted the top of the Sistene Chapel and sculpted the statue of David

    • B. 

      He adapted Chinese technology and built the modern printing press, which helped to spread Renaissance ideas.

    • C. 

      Famous English playwright who wrote the famous works of Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth.

    • D. 

      A Christian humanist who wrote In Praise of Folly, which criticized the European people for their superstition and ignorance. The author more generally criticized the Catholic Church for its lack of spirituality.

  • 10. 
    Which best describes the Flemish School?
    • A. 

      People who specialize in studying the humanities; they studied the works of the Ancient Greeks and Romans for inspiration in the fields of grammar, history, poetry and rhetoric.

    • B. 

      The movement following the Middle Ages that centered on revival of interest in the classical learning of Greece and Rome; French word meaning “rebirth.”

    • C. 

      The group of painters who perfected the technique of oil painting on canvas.

    • D. 

      An art technique that involves making distant objects smaller than those in the foreground and arranging them to create the illusion of depth on a flat canvas.