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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
Rome
Milan
Venice
2. What family ruled the city throughout the Renaissance?
Sforza
Borgia
Albizzi
Medici
3. Which member was the founder of that dynasty?
Giovanni
Lorenzo
Catherine
Cosimo
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?
The Vitruvian Man
The Renaissance Man
Salvator Mundi
Studies of the Body
6. Who is often called the "Father of Humanism?"
Francesco Petrarch
Leonardo da Vinci
Giotto
Dante Alighieri
7. Which philosopher was burned at the stake for believing that the universe is infinite and that other solar systems exist?
Jean Bodin
Antoine Lavoisier
Giordano Bruno
Michel de Montaigne
8. Which astronomer is known for his discovery of the three major laws of planetary motion?
Tycho Brahe
Galileo Galilei
Johannes Kepler
Domenico Maria Novara
9. Which astronomer from Renaissance developed instruments that were used in measuring and fixing the position of stars?
Tycho Brahe
Nicolaus Copernicus
Isaac Newton
Johannes Kepler
10. What did Filippo Brunelleschi spend most of his life designing and building?
St. Peter's Basilica
Sistine Chapel
Parthenon
Florence Cathedral
11. What sculptor was one of the pioneers of Renaissance art with sculptures such as the Gattamelata?
Leonardo da Vinci
Caravaggio
Donatello
Sandro Botticelli
12. What artist is most known today for his frescos at the Sistine Chapel?
Jan van Eyck
Masaccio
Michelangelo
Donatello
13. Who painted the Last Supper?
Sandro Botticelli
Leonardo da Vinci
Michelangelo
Giotto
14. What artist worked for the Medici family in Florence and painted several portraits of them?
Masaccio
Sandro Botticelli
Leonardo da Vinci
Raphael
15. What priest wrote the book Praise and Folly and was responsible for spreading humanism throughout northern Europe?
Erasmus
Benedict
Parecelsus
Martin Luther
16. Which Italian sculptor created statues of David, Mary Magdalene and the Madonna?
Donatello
Giotto
Dante Alighieri
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?
Marco Polo
Ambrogio Lorenzetti
Giovanni Boccaccio
Dante Alighieri
18. What invention is most associated with Johannes Gutenberg?
Printing press
Light bulb
Telescope
Telephone
19. Martin Luther was the catalyst of the 16th-century Protestant Reformation. Where was he from?
England
Germany
United States
France
20. Which literary work is the story that describes Dante's view of the afterlife?
The Decameron
The Canterbury Tales
Caedmon's Hymn
The Divine Comedy
21. How did the Medici family become wealthy?
Selling art
Farming land
Banking and wool
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?
Spain
England
France
Austria
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
Malaga
Madrid
Valencia
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
Cesare
Lucrezia
Giovanni
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