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What did Desiderius Erasmus have in common with Thomas More?
a) Both were Christian humanists.
b) Both were German painters.
c) Both were major patrons of the arts.
d) Both were English Catholic priests.

The word _renaissance_ means rebirth. What was being reborn?
a) classical art and learning
b) strict devotion to Christianity
c) health and medicine
d) religious diversity, represented by differing forms of Christianity along with Islam, Judaism and humanism.

The first book printed using Gutenberg's printing press was
a) the Bible.
b) Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
c) More's Utopia.
d) Machiavelli's The Prince.

Henry VIII split from the Catholic Church mainly because
a) he wanted a male heir to the English throne.
b) he held deep religious beliefs that ran counter to the Church's teachings.
c) he was forced to leave because of his mistreatment of his wife, Catherine of Aragon.
d) he was vehemently opposed to paying taxes to support constructing cathedrals in far-off Rome.

The one quality that was required of all Renaissance patrons was
a) wealth.
b) creativity.
c) spirituality.
d) intelligence.

A _Renaissance man_ was someone who
a) excelled in may areas of study.
b) specialized in one particular field of study.
c) focused on enjoying worldly pleasures.
d) appreciated art, but did not create it.

The most direct and important effect of the invention of the printing press was
a) an increase in literacy and use of the vernacular.
b) the ability of public libraries to print their own books.
c) Gutenberg using his fortune to become a patron of the arts.
d) a renewed interest in the study and use of Latin and Greek language.

The main religious innovation of Calvinism was
a) the concept of predestination.
b) the restriction of baptism to those old enough to appreciate the decision.
c) the sale of indulgences for excusing the earthly punishment for sin.
d) focus on the human potential for greatness.

The technique known as perspective is used to
a) show three dimensions within two-dimensional paintings.
b) make three-dimensional sculptures appear two-dimensional.
c) allow writers to write such that their readers can better understand their point of view.
d) enable theater actors to portray their characters in a more realistic way.

Studying classical Greek and Roman texts led humanists to focus on
a) human potential and achievements.
b) developing a clearer understanding of early Christan theology.
c) developing a clearer understanding of early Islamic theology.
d) reproducing Greek and Roman forms of government.

The European Renaissance lasted
a) from about 1300 to about 1600.
b) until the death of Leonardo da Vinci.
c) the Catholic Church began investigating heresy with the Inquisition.
d) from about 1400 to about 1700.

The printing press was invented by
a) Johann Gutenberg.
b) Martin Luther.
c) Bi Sheng.
d) Mark Zuckerberg.

The Peace of Augsburg ended a war between the supporters of
a) German Protestand princes and German Catholic princes.
b) Spanish Catholics and English Anglicans.
c) French Catholics and French Huguenots.
d) European Catholics and Russian Orthodox.

The intellectual and cultural movement known as humanism arose from the study of
a) Classical Greek and Roman writings and culture.
b) early Christian writings.
c) ancient Jewish writings.
d) medieval art, architecture and leterature.

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