Utopia Quiz

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Utopia Quiz

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  • 1. 
    In which year was the Fall of Constantinople?
    • A. 

      1350

    • B. 

      1453

    • C. 

      1485

    • D. 

      1490

  • 2. 
    Which of the following periods encompassed the Renaissance in England? 
    • A. 

      1485-1669

    • B. 

      1500-1650

    • C. 

      1445-1670

    • D. 

      1510-1600

  • 3. 
    Which King of England, Scotland and Ireland brought Restoration to the throne in 1660, marking the end of the Republican rule in England? 
    • A. 

      Charles I

    • B. 

      James I

    • C. 

      Charles II

    • D. 

      James II

  • 4. 
    What did humanists such as Luis Vives and Erasmus of Rotterdam believe could change society? 
    • A. 

      Reason

    • B. 

      Punishment

    • C. 

      Money

    • D. 

      Recycling

  • 5. 
    Which of the following does not characterise Renaissance Humanism?
    • A. 

      A questioning of the world’s stability

    • B. 

      A rejection of realism

    • C. 

      L’avenement du moi

    • D. 

      A return to classicism

  • 6. 
    Of the following philosophers, who stated that people choose their destiny in his thesis “The Freedom of the Will”?
    • A. 

      Martin Luther

    • B. 

      Luis Vives

    • C. 

      Erasmus of Rotterdam

    • D. 

      Thomas More

  • 7. 
    Machiavelli and More had very different philosophical ideas, but what did they both believe should be the goal of the State?
    • A. 

      The wellbeing of its citizens

    • B. 

      The improvement of international relations

    • C. 

      The establishment of an efficient tax system

    • D. 

      The maintenance of a competent army

  • 8. 
    Which of the following phrases best summarises one of the most famous tenets of Machiavelli’s philosophy?
    • A. 

      The end justifies the means

    • B. 

      The end doesn’t justify the means

    • C. 

      The means justify the end

    • D. 

      The means don’t justify the end

  • 9. 
    Which of these professions was carried out by Thomas More’s father?
    • A. 

      Lawyer

    • B. 

      Writer

    • C. 

      Musician

    • D. 

      Statesman

  • 10. 
    Which of these professions was not carried out by Thomas More?
    • A. 

      Lawyer

    • B. 

      Writer

    • C. 

      Musician

    • D. 

      Statesman

  • 11. 
    Thomas More did not approve or facilitate the divorce of which sovereign?
    • A. 

      Henry I

    • B. 

      Henry III

    • C. 

      Henry VII

    • D. 

      Henry VIII

  • 12. 
    How did Thomas More die?
    • A. 

      Hanging

    • B. 

      Decapitation

    • C. 

      Falling off a horse

    • D. 

      Poisoning

  • 13. 
    In which year was More declared a Saint by the Catholic Church?
    • A. 

      1635

    • B. 

      1735

    • C. 

      1835

    • D. 

      1935

  • 14. 
    Thomas More originally wrote Utopia in what language?
    • A. 

      German

    • B. 

      Latin

    • C. 

      French

    • D. 

      Italian

  • 15. 
    Who translated Utopia into English in 1556?
    • A. 

      Ralph Robertson

    • B. 

      Ralph Richardson

    • C. 

      Ralph Rowlandson

    • D. 

      Ralph Robinson

  • 16. 
    In which year was the general publication of Utopia?
    • A. 

      1515

    • B. 

      1516

    • C. 

      1517

    • D. 

      1518

  • 17. 
    Which of these texts was not a source of Utopia?
    • A. 

      Plato’s Republic

    • B. 

      Cicero’s De Republica

    • C. 

      Homer’s Iliad

    • D. 

      St. Augustine’s De Civitate Dei

  • 18. 
    In Book 1, in which city does More meet Peter Giles?
    • A. 

      Antwerp

    • B. 

      Antoing

    • C. 

      Aubel

    • D. 

      Anderlecht

  • 19. 
    Where is Raphael Hythloday from?
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      Portugal

    • C. 

      Greece

    • D. 

      Italy

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is not one of the main topics of Book 1?
    • A. 

      The role of scholars in society

    • B. 

      The state of the justice system in England

    • C. 

      An objection to moral relativism

    • D. 

      An objection to taxes on the poor to fund expansionism and wars

  • 21. 
    What does Raphael Hythloday believe scholars should avoid doing?
    • A. 

      Socialising with those of inferior intelligence

    • B. 

      Travelling to countries further than 1000 miles from their own

    • C. 

      Discussing politics with other scholars

    • D. 

      Advising and offering services to those in power

  • 22. 
    How is the island of Utopia’s shape described in Book 2?
    • A. 

      Crescent moon

    • B. 

      Star

    • C. 

      Circle

    • D. 

      Diamond

  • 23. 
    Which of the following techniques gives verisimilitude to the piece?
    • A. 

      Eyewitness technique

    • B. 

      Foreshadowing technique

    • C. 

      Personification technique

    • D. 

      Suspense technique

  • 24. 
    How many cities does Utopia contain?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      52

    • C. 

      54

    • D. 

      56

  • 25. 
    What is the meaning of the word “Amaurot”, the name of Utopia’s capital city?
    • A. 

      Castle in the air

    • B. 

      Castle of love

    • C. 

      Castle in the sea

    • D. 

      Castle of paradise

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