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

Are you a Renaissance history scholar? Prove it!

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 Aug 19, 2018
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Question: 1/18Pick your answer!


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

Question: 2/18Pick your answer!


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

Question: 3/18Pick your answer!


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

Question: 4/18Pick your answer!


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

Question: 5/18Pick your answer!


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

Question: 6/18Pick your answer!


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

Question: 7/18Pick your answer!


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

Question: 8/18Pick your answer!


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

Question: 9/18Pick your answer!


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

Question: 10/18Pick your answer!


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

Question: 11/18Pick your answer!


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

Question: 12/18Pick your answer!


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

Question: 13/18Pick your answer!


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

Question: 14/18Pick your answer!


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

Question: 15/18Pick your answer!


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

Question: 16/18Pick your answer!


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

Question: 17/18Pick your answer!


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

Question: 18/18Pick your answer!


Who wrote plays such as Hamlet, As You Like It, and Romeo and Juliet?
Leonardo da Vinci
Johannes Gutenberg
William Shakespeare
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