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Renaissance & Discovery Quiz

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Week 3 quiz
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Question 1

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My name is [blank_start](your name)[blank_end].
Answer
  • (your name)

Question 2

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A new alliance between monarchs and ________ helped break the bonds of feudal society.
Answer
  • Nobles
  • Clergy
  • Peasants
  • Business-savvy townspeople

Question 3

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King Louis XI shared conquered Burgundian lands with ________.
Answer
  • Hapsburg Emperor Maximilian I
  • Isabella of Castille
  • Charles the Bold
  • Pope Alexander VI

Question 4

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Who sponsored Genoese adventurer Christopher Columbus?
Answer
  • Catherine of Aragon
  • King Henry VIII
  • Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain
  • Archduke Phillip

Question 5

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One way in which the northern humanist Desiderius Erasmus gained fame as a religious reformer was by ________.
Answer
  • Keeping ancient Christian sources hidden from public view
  • Promoting that study of the Bible alone would best reform people
  • Helping to establish dogmatic religious practice
  • Editing the works of the Church Fathers

Question 6

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Humanism prepared the way for Protestant reforms in which of the following countries?
Answer
  • France, England, and Denmark
  • England, France, and Germany
  • Sweden, France, and Germany
  • Germany, Switzerland, and Norway

Question 7

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Which English humanist wrote a famous book called Utopia?
Answer
  • Erasmus
  • Thomas More
  • Johann Reuchlin
  • Martin Luther

Question 8

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Columbus thought his first landfall was ___________.
Answer
  • India
  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Japan

Question 9

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By the time of the Spanish conquest, the Aztecs ruled almost all of ________.
Answer
  • Peru
  • Present-day California
  • South America
  • Central Mexico

Question 10

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________ was by far the most effective and outspoken critic of the Spanish conquerors.
Answer
  • Michel de Montaigne
  • Bartolomé de Las Casas
  • Hernán Cortés
  • Savonarola

Question 11

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The ________ of the West Indies and Brazil became the major center for black slavery in the mid-sixteenth century.
Answer
  • Cotton Plantations
  • Sugar Plantations
  • Gold mines
  • Cocoa-bean groves

Question 12

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The primary reason monarchs sought out new sources of income in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries was due to the ________.
Answer
  • Growing cost of warfare
  • Need to build new public offices
  • Continual increase in population
  • Growing cost of agricultural equipment

Question 13

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What was one key factor that broke the bonds of feudal society and made possible the rise of sovereign states?
Answer
  • The division of basic powers of government
  • Centralized royal power
  • The new alliance between king and town
  • Monarchs' dependency on the nobility

Question 14

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What caused the secure government of France created by Louis XI to become a defeated nation under his successors?
Answer
  • Bad foreign policy
  • The collapse of the English empire
  • The dissolution of Burgundy
  • Newly-acquired Burgundian lands

Question 15

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The Inquisition was a key national agency established in 1479 for the purpose of ________.
Answer
  • converting Christians to join Jewish and Muslim religions
  • increasing the size of the empire of Spain
  • driving the Moors from Spain
  • monitoring the activity of converted Jews and Muslims in Spain

Question 16

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During an assembly in Worms in 1495, Emperor Maximilian allowed the members to create ________.
Answer
  • a committee to overcome perversion of English justice
  • a seven-member electoral college
  • a Supreme Court of Justice
  • an imperial diet known as the Reichstag

Question 17

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The Brothers of the Common life, an influential lay religious movement, eliminated what requirements from the religious life of men and women?
Answer
  • Abstinence from food and drink before holy communion
  • Sleeping on wooden floors and benches
  • Eight hours of prayer and meditation each day
  • Vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience

Question 18

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Who was a close friend of Erasmus?
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  • Johann Reuchlin
  • Thomas More
  • Martin Luther
  • Johann Gutenberg

Question 19

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Why did German humanists rush to Reuchlin’s defense when Pfefferkorn attacked Reuchlin for being a Jew?
Answer
  • To promote pro-Jewish sentiment
  • To promote academic freedom and good scholarship
  • To promote Luther’s ninety-five theses against indulgences
  • To support the Dominican order in Cologne

Question 20

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The Portuguese exploration of the African coast started out as a search for gold and slaves, but by the century’s end it had established ________.
Answer
  • an organization promoting freedom of religion
  • friendly relations with Muslims and pagans
  • a popular way to create gold jewelry
  • a sea route around Africa to Asia’s spice markets
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