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In Europe, a major characteristic of humanism was
a) an appreciation for the basic worth of individual achievement
b) an emphasis on social control and obedience to national rulers
c) a rejection of ancient civilizations and their cultures
d) a belief in the supremacy of the state in relation to individual rights

Which statement best describes a characteristic of the Renaissance in Europe
a) creativity in the arts was encouraged
b) humanism decreased in importance
c) the political structure was similar to that of the Roman Empire
d) the social structure became very rigid

“Europe is waking out of a long, deep sleep…time was when learning was only found in the religious orders…learning has passed to secular princes and peers.” This describes
a) Renaissance
b) rise of Christianity
c) Crusades
d) decline of the Roman Empire

Which was a major characteristic of the Renaissance?
a) humanism
b) obedience
c) mysticism
d) conformity

Which statement describes a direct effect of the Renaissance on Western Europe?
a) the philosophy of humanism brought about a decrease in the power of the Roman Catholic Church
b) the feudal system was developed to provide stability in a decentralized political structure
c) nationalistic movements among the minority ethnic groups in the region declines
d) art began to reflect an increased emphasis on religious themes

The Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation were similar in that both were
a) stimulated by a spirit of inquiry
b) encouraged by the successes of the French Revolution
c) limited to Italy, France, and Germany
d) supported by the working class

Which statement best describes a change that occurred during both the Renaissance and the Enlightenment?
a) a new questioning spirit and attitude emerged
b) technology and science were considered unimportant
c) the use of reason and logic were discouraged
d) feudalism became the dominant political system

One factor that enabled the Renaissance to flourish in Northern Italy was that the region had
a) a wealthy class that invested in the arts
b) a shrinking middle class
c) limited contact with the Byzantine Empire
d) a socialist for of government

European society during the Renaissance differed from European society during the Middle Ages in that during the Renaissance
a) the emphasis on individual worth increased
b) art no longer contained religious themes
c) economic activity declined
d) the Church was no longer influential

Which societal condition was basic to the development of Greek philosophy and Renaissance art?
a) emphasis on individualism
b) mass education
c) religious uniformity
d) rigid social classes

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