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