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Unit 1: Renaissance, Reformation, Exploration, Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment

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  • Q1
    In Europe, a major characteristic of humanism was
    an appreciation for the basic worth of individual achievement
    an emphasis on social control and obedience to national rulers
    a belief in the supremacy of the state in relation to individual rights
    a rejection of ancient civilizations and their cultures
  • Q2
    Which statement best describes a characteristic of the Renaissance in Europe?
    creativity in the arts was encouraged
    the political structure was similar to that of the Roman Empire
    the social structure became very rigid
    humanism decreased in importance
  • Q3
    “Europe is waking out of a long, deep sleep…time was when learning was only found in the religious orders…learning has passed to secular princes and peers.” This quotation best describes the
    decline of the Roman Empire
    rise of Christianity
  • Q4
    Which statement describes a direct effect of the Renaissance on Western Europe?
    the feudal system was developed to provide stability in a decentralized political structure
    the philosophy of humanism brought about a decrease in the power of the Roman Catholic Church
    art began to reflect an increased emphasis on religious themes
    nationalistic movements among the minority ethnic groups in the region declines
  • Q5
    Which statement best describes a change that occurred during both the Renaissance and the Enlightenment?
    feudalism became the dominant political system
    a new questioning spirit and attitude emerged
    the use of reason and logic were discouraged
    technology and science were considered unimportant
  • Q6
    One factor that enabled the Renaissance to flourish in Northern Italy was that the region had
    a wealthy class that invested in the arts
    a socialist form of government
    limited contact with the Byzantine Empire
    a shrinking middle class
  • Q7
    Which societal condition was basic to the development of Greek philosophy and Renaissance art?
    emphasis on individualism
    religious uniformity
    mass education
    rigid social classes
  • Q8
    Which characteristic was common to the Golden Age of Greece and the Italian Renaissance?
    prosperity led to the creation of many works of art
    a strong military led to national unity
    written constitutions led to the establishment of democratic governments
    political instability led directly to the formation of unified nation-states
  • Q9
    Which statement concerning the Renaissance in Europe is based on opinion rather than on fact?
    Literature began to appear in languages other than Latin
    Art produced during the Renaissance had religious as well as secular themes
    Art reflected the ideas of humanism and individualism
    The art of the Northern Renaissance was superior to that of the Italian Renaissance.
  • Q10
    Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses were a call for
    religious revolt against the German princes
    greater papal authority
    reforms within the Roman Catholic Church
    crusades to spread Christianity
  • Q11
    In Western Europe, a major immediate effect of the Reformation was a
    decrease in educational opportunities for the middle class
    decline in religious unity and in the power of the Catholic Church
    greater tolerance of religions other than Christianity
    renewed domination of the Catholic Church over the German states
  • Q12
    During the Renaissance, which development contributed most to the Protestant Reformation?
    questioning of traditional authority
    attention to realism and detail
    interest in Ancient Greece and Rome
    advances in mathematics and science
  • Q13
    Which was a result of the Protestant Reformation in Europe?
    Spain became a predominantly Protestant nation
    Catholic Church leaders refused to make any changes in church practices
    the power of the Catholic Church in Europe was weakened
    the Catholic Church accepted the dominance of the new Protestant religions in Italy, France, and Germany
  • Q14
    The Protestant Reformation and the European Renaissance were similar in that both
    encouraged people to question tradition
    supported the return of the Roman Empire
    were led by the military
    discouraged the growth of strong monarchs
  • Q15
    “Christians should be taught that he who gives to a poor man or lends to a needy man does better than if he used the money to buy an indulgence.” Which major movement in European history started with the idea expressed in this statement?
    Protestant Reformation
    Commercial Revolution
    Industrial Revolution

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