The Rebirth Of Classical Ideals

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The Rebirth Of Classical Ideals - Quiz

This quiz will test your knowledge of Ancient Greece, Europe in the Middle Ages, and the Elements of Art.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Renaissance was a period of time from the 14th to the 17th century in Europe. This era bridged the time between the Middle Ages and modern times. The word "Renaissance" means "___________". 
    • A. 

      Art

    • B. 

      Again

    • C. 

      Rebirth

    • D. 

      Europe

  • 2. 
    The Middle Ages began with the fall of the __________ Empire. Much of the advances in science, art, and government that had been made by Greek and ___________ people were lost during this time. Part of the Middle Ages is actually called the Dark Ages because so much of what was learned earlier was lost.
    • A. 

      Italian

    • B. 

      English

    • C. 

      Roman

    • D. 

      Egyptian

  • 3. 
    The __________________ was a time of "coming out of the dark". It was a rebirth of education, science, art, literature, music, and a better life for people in general. That
    • A. 

      Renaissance

    • B. 

      Reconquista

    • C. 

      Reformation

    • D. 

      Revolution

  • 4. 
    A big part of the Renaissance was a cultural movement called humanism. Humanism was a philosophy that all people should strive to be educated and learned in the ________________, literature, and science. It looked for realism and human emotion in art. It also said that it was okay for people to pursue comfort, riches, and beauty. 
    • A. 

      National pride

    • B. 

      Religious practices

    • C. 

      Art of war

    • D. 

      Classical arts

  • 5. 
    The Renaissance started in Florence, ___________ and spread to other city-states in _________. Part of the reason it began in ____________ was because of the history of Rome and the Roman Empire. Another reason it began in _________ was because _________ had become very wealthy and the wealthy were willing to spend their money supporting artists and geniuses. 
    • A. 

      Greece

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Italy

  • 6. 
    City-states played a big role in the rule of Italy at the time. They were often ruled by a powerful family. Some important city-states included ______________________. 
    • A. 

      Florence, Milan, Venice, and Ferrara

    • B. 

      London, Paris, Madrid, and Amsterdam

    • C. 

      Moscow, Tokyo, Berlin, and Rome

    • D. 

      Athens, Constantinople, Cairo, and Jerusalem

  • 7. 
    The term Renaissance Man refers to a person that is an expert and talented in many areas. The true geniuses of the Renaissance were great examples of this. _______________ was a master painter, sculptor, scientist, inventor, architect, engineer, and writer. ________________ was also a superb painter, sculptor, and architect. 
    • A. 

      Caravaggio/Donatello

    • B. 

      Leonardo da Vinci/Michelangelo

    • C. 

      Van Gogh/Picasso

    • D. 

      Raphael/Botticelli

  • 8. 
    One of the most popular Greek philosophers was Plato. Many men studied Plato's writings at the Academy in Florence.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Venice was famous for its glass work, while Milan was famous for its iron smiths.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Francis I, King of France, was patron of the arts and helped Renaissance art spread from Italy to France.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Artists were initially thought of as craftsmen. They worked in workshops and belonged to a guild.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Two of the biggest changes to art from the Middle Ages were the concepts of proportion and perspective.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Michelangelo and Leonardo became rivals when Michelangelo mocked da Vinci for not finishing a statue of a horse.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Hunting was a popular form of entertainment for the wealthy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Artists and architects would often compete for a job, or commission, to create a piece of art.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The Renaissance is generally considered to have started in Florence, Italy around the years _______________. The start of the Renaissance also was the end of the Middle Ages. 
    • A. 

      1350 AD to 1400 AD

    • B. 

      1350 BC to 1400 BC

    • C. 

      1500 AD to 1800 AD

    • D. 

      1500 BC to 1800 BC

  • 17. 
    One of the big changes in the Renaissance was in the basic way people thought about things. In the Middle Ages people thought that life was supposed to be hard. They grew up thinking that life was nothing but hard work and war.  However, around the 1300s, the people in Florence, Italy began to think differently about life. They studied the writings and works of the Greeks and the Romans and realized that earlier civilizations had lived differently.  This new way of thinking was called _______________. Now people thought that life could be enjoyable and they could have comforts. They started to think that people should be educated and that things like art, music, and science could make life better for everyone. This was a real change in the way people thought. 
    • A. 

      Meritocracy

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      Communism

    • D. 

      Humanism

  • 18. 
    At the start of the Renaissance, Italy was divided up into a number of powerful city-states. These were areas of land that were ruled by a large city. Each city-state had its own government. One of the major city-states was ____________. The government that ran ____________ was a republic, like ancient Rome. This meant that the citizens elected their own leaders.  In the late 1300s, ________________ had become a rich city. Wealthy merchants and businessmen had the money to hire artisans and craftspeople. This inspired competitions among artists and thinkers. Art began to flourish and new thoughts began to emerge. 
    • A. 

      Paris

    • B. 

      Madrid

    • C. 

      Athens

    • D. 

      Florence

  • 19. 
    In the 1400's the ____________ family came into power in Florence. They were wealthy bankers and helped the arts along by sponsoring many artists and using their personal funds to further the humanist movement. 
    • A. 

      Rothschild

    • B. 

      Trump

    • C. 

      Medici

    • D. 

      Bilderberg

  • 20. 
    Francesco Petrarch is often called the "Father of Humanism". He was a scholar and a poet who lived in Florence in the 1300s. He studied poets and philosophers from Ancient Rome such as Cicero and Virgil. His ideas and poetry became an inspiration to many writers and poets throughout all of __________ as the Renaissance spread. 
    • A. 

      Europe

    • B. 

      Asia

    • C. 

      Africa

    • D. 

      The World

  • 21. 
    Giotto was a painter in Florence, Italy. He was the first painter to break away from the standard Byzantine style painting of the Middle Ages and try something new. He painted objects and people as they actually looked in nature. Previously, artists had all painted more abstract paintings that didn't look real at all. Giotto is said to have started the Renaissance in art with his new style of ____________ painting. 
    • A. 

      Finger

    • B. 

      Realistic

    • C. 

      Portrait

    • D. 

      Landscape

  • 22. 
    Another major contributor to the start of the Renaissance was ____________ Alighieri. He lived in Florence and wrote the Devine Comedy in the early 1300s. This book is considered to be the greatest literary work ever written in the Italian language. 
    • A. 

      Dante

    • B. 

      Shakespeare

    • C. 

      Poe

    • D. 

      Frost

  • 23. 
    This new way of thinking and style of art quickly spread to other wealthy Italian city-states such as Rome, Venice, and Milan. This early part of the Renaissance is often called the Italian Renaissance. Italy would become wealthy through trade and their new ideas soon spread throughout all of ____________.
    • A. 

      World

    • B. 

      United States

    • C. 

      Europe

    • D. 

      Asia

  • 24. 
    This new way of thinking and style of art quickly spread to other wealthy Italian city-states such as Rome, Venice, and Milan. This early part of the Renaissance is often called the Italian Renaissance. Italy would become wealthy through trade and their new ideas soon spread throughout all of Europe.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Renaissance art is often divided up into two periods:   
    • A. 

      Early Renaissance

    • B. 

      High Renaissance 

    • C. 

      Harlem Renaissance

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