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Renaissance

A period in European history marking the transition from the Middle Ages to modernity and covering the 15th and 16th centuries.
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1. In what wealthy and powerful Italian city did the Renaissance get its start?
Milan
Florence
Rome
Venice
2. What family ruled the city throughout the Renaissance?
Medici
Borgia
Sforza
Albizzi
3. Which member was the founder of that dynasty?
Lorenzo
Giovanni
Cosimo
Catherine
4. Who is often regarded as the "Father of Renaissance painting?"
Caravaggio
Raphael
Donatello
Giotto
5. What drawing of da Vinci's portrays a man who has perfect proportions?
Salvator Mundi
The Renaissance Man
The Vitruvian Man
Studies of the Body
6. Who is often called the "Father of Humanism?"
Dante Alighieri
Giotto
Leonardo da Vinci
Francesco Petrarch
7. Which philosopher was burned at the stake for believing that the universe is infinite and that other solar systems exist?
Antoine Lavoisier
Jean Bodin
Giordano Bruno
Michel de Montaigne
8. Which astronomer is known for his discovery of the three major laws of planetary motion?
Galileo Galilei
Domenico Maria Novara
Tycho Brahe
Johannes Kepler
9. Which astronomer from Renaissance developed instruments that were used in measuring and fixing the position of stars?
Isaac Newton
Nicolaus Copernicus
Tycho Brahe
Johannes Kepler
10. What did Filippo Brunelleschi spend most of his life designing and building?
Parthenon
Florence Cathedral
St. Peter's Basilica
Sistine Chapel
11. What sculptor was one of the pioneers of Renaissance art with sculptures such as the Gattamelata?
Leonardo da Vinci
Donatello
Sandro Botticelli
Caravaggio
12. What artist is most known today for his frescos at the Sistine Chapel?
Michelangelo
Donatello
Jan van Eyck
Masaccio
13. Who painted the Last Supper?
Giotto
Leonardo da Vinci
Sandro Botticelli
Michelangelo
14. What artist worked for the Medici family in Florence and painted several portraits of them?
Sandro Botticelli
Leonardo da Vinci
Raphael
Masaccio
15. What priest wrote the book Praise and Folly and was responsible for spreading humanism throughout northern Europe?
Benedict
Erasmus
Martin Luther
Parecelsus
16. Which Italian sculptor created statues of David, Mary Magdalene and the Madonna?
Giotto
Dante Alighieri
Donatello
Giovanni Boccaccio
17. Who is the author of the Decameron, the book that has a number of stories and describes life in 14th century Italy?
Giovanni Boccaccio
Ambrogio Lorenzetti
Dante Alighieri
Marco Polo
18. What invention is most associated with Johannes Gutenberg?
Telescope
Telephone
Light bulb
Printing press
19. Martin Luther was the catalyst of the 16th-century Protestant Reformation. Where was he from?
United States
France
Germany
England
20. Which literary work is the story that describes Dante's view of the afterlife?
The Divine Comedy
The Decameron
Caedmon's Hymn
The Canterbury Tales
21. How did the Medici family become wealthy?
Farming land
Banking and wool
Selling art
Selling weapons
22. How many popes came from the Medici family?
2
4
6
1
23. What country did both Catherine de Medici and Marie de Medici become queen of?
Austria
England
Spain
France
24. Which member of Borgia family was known as Pope Alexander VI from 1492 to 1503?
Cesare Borgia
Rodrigo Borgia
Giovanni Borgia
Alfonso Borgia
25. Borgia family are descendants of a noble line, originally from which Spanish city?
Barcelona
Madrid
Valencia
Malaga
26. Which child of Rodrigo Borgia and Vanozza dei Cattanei became a cardinal and was a major inspiration for The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli?
Cesare
Lucrezia
Giovanni
Gioffre
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