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The Ren. began in N. Italy in part as a result of:
a. wars b/w city-states
b. a revival of trade
c. Gregory VII's rise to papacy
d. the completion of Florence's cathedral
a revival of trade.
Which work was completed first?
a. Michelangelo's "David"
b. Da Vinci's Mona Lisa
c. Machiavelli's "The Prince"
d. Petrarch's love sonnets
Petrarch's love sonnets
The Ren. took place mostly among bankers and merchants mainly because:
a. they were more educated than any other class
b. only they could support it financially
c. kings and nobles weren't interested in art and learning
d. they came to political power in the 14th century
they were more educated than any other class.
The humanist movement focused on:
a. the individual
b. social classes
c. religious teaching
d. medieval views
a. the individual
Which statement best summarizes Machiavelli's description of successful political behavior?
a. ruler is no stronger than his or her ideals
b. individualism is the basis of statehood
c. the end justifies the means
d. strong bishops make for strong rulers
the end justifies the means
Feudalism evolved mainly because of:
a. the failure of the crusades
b. lack of government protection for the poeple
c. the increased use of money
d. improved transportation and farming methods
lack of government protection for the people
In their works, Machiavelli, Shakespeare and Titian demonstrated their fascination with:
a. individual sacrifice
b. human motivation
c. external salvation
d. personal idealism
human motivation
Which does NOT explain the origin of the Ren in Italy?
a. dominance of the Cath. church
b. traces of Greco-Roman civilization
c. favorable trade location to Constantinople
d. freedom/independence of the city states
a. dominance of the Cath. church
The Northern humanists were primarily concerned with:
a. accumulating personal fortunes
b. expressing inner feelings of unrequited love
c. social problems, particularly those involving religion and ethics
d. writing for the fun of it
c. social problems, particularly those involving religion and ethics
What century is usually associated with the beginnings of the Ren. in Italy?
a. 10th
b. 12th
c. 14th
d. 16th
c. 14th
The spirit of the Ren spread throughout Europe thanks largely to:
a. good roads
b. enlightened monarchs
c. movable type
d. absence of censorship
c. movable type
An early Italian Ren. painter, the first artist to make figures "seem alive" by making them seem 3-D, was:
a. Michelangelo
b. Giotto
c. Vermeer
d. Bellini
b. Giotto
Which of the following was least influenced by the ancients during the Ren.?
a. literature
b. architecture
c. painting
d. sculpture
c. painting
A famous book contributing to the development of modern manners and etiquette was written by:
a. Bruni
b. Salutati
c. Machiavelli
d. Castiglione
d. Castiglione (The Courtier)
All of the following statements about Erasmus are true except:
a. he prepared new Greek and Latin editions of the New Testament
b. he satirized the clergy in "Praise of Folly"
c. he rejected the Roman Catholic church
d. he ridiculed the scholastic philosophers of the Middle Ages
c. He rejected the Roman Catholic church (Erasmus remained a Catholic throughout his lifetime)
Petrarch is an important figure of the Ren because
a. he wrote only in Italian
b. he anticipated the more fully developed humanism to come
c. he wrote "The Divine Comedy"
d. he was the first to reject the writings of St. Augustine
b. he anticipated the more fully developed humanism to come (petrarch= the "father of humanism")
The Council of Constance:
a. declared that church councils should meet every ten years in the future
b. reaffirmed papal prerogatives
c. was unable to end the schism in the church
d. elected Leo X as pope
b. reaffirmed papal prerogatives.