History Quiz: Renaissance Edition! Barely Anyone Can Score Above 75%

., renaissance, The Other Boleyn Girl
Columbia Pictures

Are you a Renaissance history scholar? Prove it!

How much do you know about Renaissance history, culture and people? Take this quiz to see how well you score!

 Aug 19, 2018

1 of 18Pick your answer!

In which continent did the Renaissance occur?
Africa
South America
Europe

2 of 18Pick your answer!

What does the word "Renaissance" mean?
Rebirth
Curated
Art

3 of 18Pick your answer!

Who painted the Sistine Chapel ceiling during the Renaissance period?
Thomas Edison
Leonardo DiCaprio
Michelangelo

4 of 18Pick your answer!

The Renaissance lasted from the _____.
1st to the 3rd century
14th to the 17th century
20th to the 21st century

5 of 18Pick your answer!

What disease ravaged and killed 1/3 of Europe's population in the 14th century?
smallpox
measles
Bubonic Plague

6 of 18Pick your answer!

What was the main reason for the spread of the Black Plague?
water
mosquitoes
rats

7 of 18Pick your answer!

Wealthy Renaissance people who supported the arts were called _____.
Patrons
Protestants
Protesters

8 of 18Pick your answer!

Who painted the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper?
Genghis Khan
Marco Polo
Leonardo da Vinci

9 of 18Pick your answer!

What wealthy Florence family basically ran that city during the Renaissance?
The Porsche family
The Medici family
The Romanoff family

10 of 18Pick your answer!

What Renaissance style of art depicts people and objects as they really are?
Impressionism
Realism
Illusionism

11 of 18Pick your answer!

What does the Renaissance term “secular” mean?
It refers to peasants
It refers to nonreligious ideas
It refers to the plague

12 of 18Pick your answer!

What extrmely important invention was created around that time?
The cannon
The printing press
The air conditioner

13 of 18Pick your answer!

What was an "indulgence" that you could buy from the Church?
"Salvation" to get into Heaven
A rosary
A Bible

14 of 18Pick your answer!

Who was Martin Luther?
A monk who started his own religion
A German lawyer
A scientist who observed lightning

15 of 18Pick your answer!

Why did princess Mary get the nickname "Bloody Mary"?
She executed many Protestants since she was Caltholic
She drank the blood of her enemies
She enjoyed drinking Bloody Mary cocktails

16 of 18Pick your answer!

Why did King Henry VIII start his own religion?
He was sick of fasting
He had a vision from God
The Pope would not allow him to divorce

17 of 18Pick your answer!

Which Spanish writer of the Renaissance wrote Don Quixote?
Miguel Cervantes
Martin Luther
Leonardo da Vinci

18 of 18Pick your answer!

Who wrote plays such as Hamlet, As You Like It, and Romeo and Juliet?
Leonardo da Vinci
Johannes Gutenberg
William Shakespeare
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

So you think you’re a true historian, huh? So you think you know Renaissance history! Prove it by taking this ultimate Renaissance history challenge! There's a reason we all learn quite a lot about history in school. After all, those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it -- at least, that's how the saying goes. Can you pass this basic Renaissance history quiz? There's a lot of history to be covered in the world! This quiz gives you a taste of questions from ancient times during the Renaissance, spanning every continent and many of the world's cultures. Test how much you know! Just about every person in the United States has taken a history class, but how much do you actually remember about world history during Renaissance times? Take our quiz and see just how much you know about the events that shaped our great world! Lots of Americans don't remember some of these facts - but it's important to think about who, what, when, where and WHY our history is the way it is. With this quiz, find out if your world history skills are up to snuff! Are you in the top 10% for history knowledge? If you know the answers you might be one of the 10% of people who can get every answer of this quiz correct! So what are you waiting for? Hit the play button now and take this quiz to prove you are the ultimate medieval history buff and a true history scholar of the Renaissance!