MCQs on The Renaissance

1. In what country did the Renaissance begin?

2. Who is considered as the model of the people during the renaissance?
a.greek and austrian
b.roman and french
c.roman and greek
d.french and greek

3. The word renaissance means
a.the rebirth of learning or knowledge
b.reading of books
c.the time of astronauts
d.the study of art

4.Which of the following techniques was NOT used in the Renaissance art?

5. What sparked the Renaissance?
a.The Feudal system was collapsing
b.the “95 theses”
c.the Crusades
d.the Black Plague

6. Who lost the most power during the renaissance?
a.Italian merchants church people
d.king and queen of Spain

7. Utopia was written by:
a) Cervantes
b) Machiavelli
c) Poliziano
d) Thomas More

8. The Prince was written to gain favor of the:
a) Pazzi
b) Republic
c) Medici
d) Inquisition

9. Who translated the New Testament into German for the first time?
a) Poliziano
b) Cervantes
c) Martin Luther
d) Alexander VI

10. The “father of humanism” was
a) Petrarch
d)Pico della Mirandola

11. Renaissance thinkers argued that women should be educated
a) just the same as men
b) with emphasis on science and mathematics
c)not at all
d) confined solely to music, dancing, and knitting

12. An important feature of the Renaissance was an emphasis on
a)alchemy and magic
b) the literature of Greece and Rome
c)chivalry of the Middle Ages
d)the teaching of St. Thomas Acquinas

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13. Which was NOT a characteristic of the Renaissance?

a)emphasis on individuality
b)confidence in human rationality
c)the emergence of merchant oligarchies
d) the development of social insurance programs

14. The northern Renaissance differed from the Italian Renaissance
a) growth of religious activity among common people
b)earlier occurrence
c)greater appreciation of pagan writers
d)decline in the use of Latin

15. For ordinary women, the Renaissance
a) had very little impact
b)greatly improved the material conditions of their lives
c)worsened their social status
d)allowed them access to education for the first time

16. Thomas More’s Utopia placed the blame for society’s problems on
a)human nature
b)God’s will
c) society itself
d)the Church

17. In the Renaissance period, which factor was emphasized by the philosophy of humanism?

(1) superiority of medieval thought
(2) devotion to religion
(3) value of the individual
(4) obedience to government officials

18. Which point of view best represents the philosophy of the Renaissance?

(1) The Greek and Roman civilizations are worthy of study.
(2) Class distinctions in society should be abolished.
(3) Religious doctrines are the only subject of value.
(4) The glorification of human beings is sinful.

19. The emphasis on individual uniqueness and worth during the European Renaissance is known as
(1) isolationism. (2) manorialism
(3) nationalism (4) humanism

20. Which feature was typical-of Greece during the Golden Age and Italy during the Renaissance?
(1) universal suffrage (2) social equality
(3) racial diversity (4) a questioning spirit

21. The humanists of the Renaissance differed from the traditional medieval philosophers in the ‘humanists’
(1) interest in the spiritual life of people
(2) lack of interest in ancient Greek and Roman culture
(3) rejection of Christian principles
(4) emphasis on the importance of the individual.

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22. Which idea about leadership would Niccolo Machiavelli most likely support?
(1) Leaders should do whatever is necessary to achieve their goals
(2) Leaders should fight against discrimination and intolerance
(3) Leaders should listen to the desires of the people
(4) Elected leaders should be fair and good

23. Which situation contributed most to the beginning of the Renaissance?
(1) Strong rulers censored new ideas.
(2) Europe became increasingly isolated from other regions.
(3) The emphasis on religious uniformity increased.
(4) A wealthy class that supported the arts emerged.

24. Which was a major characteristic of the Renaissance?
(1) conformity (2) mysticism
(3) humanism. (4) obedience

25. The Golden Age of Greece and the Renaissance ‘in Europe were both characterized mainly by
(1) religious revival
(2) social reform and political upheaval
(3) economic decline
(4) artistic and literary achievements

26. The Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation were similar in that both were
(1) stimulated by a spirit of inquiry
(2) supported by the working class
(3) limited to Italy, France, and Germany
(4) encouraged by the successes of the French Revolution

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