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7th Grade Social Studies.[print questions]

What is the ability to read and write? (Hint: It increased during the Renaissance)
a) Literacy
b) Humanism
c) Secular
d) Printing Press

What is the rebirth of interest in art and learning from ancient Greece and Rome?
a) Renaissance
b) Reformation
c) Cultural Diffusion
d) Revolution

What was the name of the wealthy ruling family of Florence during the Renaissance?
a) Medici
b) Sforza
c) Urbino
d) Orsini

Who was the German inventor of the printing press, which helped make books cheaper?
a) Johannes Gutenberg
b) Albrecht Durer
c) Andreas Vesalius
d) Nicolaus Copernicus

What is a term that means non-religious or not related to the church?
a) Secular
b) Renaissance
c) Literacy
d) Humanism

Who was the architect from Florence who built a large cathedral dome?
a) Brunelleschi
b) Michelangelo
c) Leonardo da Vinci
d) Machiavelli

What term means to believe in the worth and potential of all individuals?
a) Humanism
b) Literacy
c) Secular
d) Renaissance

What plague killed many before the Renaissance and created a labor shortage that increased pay?
a) Black Death
b) Ebola
c) Smallpox
d) Measles

Who wrote about politics in Florence in THE PRINCE?
a) Niccolo Machiavelli
b) Dante Alighieri
c) Leonardo da Vinci
d) Michelangelo

Which writer created THE DIVINE COMEDY which was written in Italian for all to read?
a) Dante Alighieri
b) Niccolo Machiavelli
c) Leonardo da Vinci
d) William Shakespeare

What key invention made books cheaper and easier to make, which helped spread ideas?
a) Printing press
b) Paper
c) Pens
d) Pencils

Who was the most creative Renaissance thinker - he was an artist, scientist, and inventor!
a) Leonardo da Vinci
b) Michelangelo
c) Andreas Vesalius
d) Niccolo Machiavelli

What sculptor carved a realistic 17ft. tall statue called DAVID out of marble?
a) Michelangelo
b) Leonardo da Vinci
c) Brunelleschi
d) Albrecht Durer

What body of water promoted trade and helped spread knowledge from China and the MIddle East to Italy?
a) Mediterranean Sea
b) Atlantic Ocean
c) Black Sea
d) English Channel

What book did Machiavelli write about how rulers should be feared rather than loved?
a) The Prince
b) The Divine Comedy
c) Romeo and Juliet
d) Don Quixote

What book did Dante write about an imaginary trip through the afterlife?
a) The Divine Comedy
b) The Prince
c) Romeo and Juliet
d) Don Quixote

Who is responsible for creating drawings of helicopters and tanks in his notebooks?
a) Leonardo da Vinci
b) Michelangelo
c) Brunelleschi
d) Dante Alighieri

What technique changed painting during the Renaissance to make it look realistic and 3-D?
a) Perspective
b) Pointillism
c) Monochromism
d) Ombre

What new business practice did the Medici family gain their wealth from?
a) Banking
b) Dying fabrics
c) Writing books
d) Sculpting statues

How did the Medici family support the Renaissance?
a) Paying Brunelleschi to finish the cathedral dome
b) Burning Dante's books
c) Destroying Michelangelo's sculptures
d) Banning da Vinci from living in Florence

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