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1

Match each of the following works to its description:
A. Sculpture emphasizing the renewed learning from classical sources that focused on ideal human forms.
B. Renaissance political dissertation on government that advocates the idea that the end justifies the means.
C. A work of Reformation art, this watercolor signifies an interest in the natural world, depicting the subject in fine detail with almost photographic accuracy.
D. Unaccompanied vocal works that employed the polyphonic use of 3-6 voices and were secular in nature.
E. Dialogue that emphasized how members of a Renaissance court could portray their own unique personalities and self-fashioning.

A. Michelangelo's David

D. Madrigals

E: The Courtier

B: The Prince

C: Young Hare (Durer)

2

Which TWO of the following were true of society during the Renaissance period:
A: Universities suffered as the societies began to focus more on trade than education.
B: Religious reformers such as Martin Luther split with the Catholic church, ultimately resulting in the formation of Protestantism
C: The Crusades brought stability to Eastern Europe and increased the wealth of many European kingdoms.
D: Many intellectuals broadened their perspectives beyond Church teachings after the discovery and spread of previously “lost” Classical writings.

B: Religious reformers such as Martin Luther split with the Catholic church, ultimately resulting in the formation of Protestantism

D: Many intellectuals broadened their perspectives beyond Church teachings after the discovery and spread of previously “lost” Classical writings.

3

Which of the following was emphasized by Renaissance humanism?
A: Humanists sought to achieve secular ends at the expense of religious ideas.
B: Humanists sought to educate the whole person, including the physical, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of human beings.
C: Humanists sought to teach humans how to live in a world without faith in metanarratives.
D: Humanists were committed to the ideal of militant nationalism in all aspects of civic life.

B: Humanists sought to educate the whole person, including the physical, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of human beings.

4

How is Leonardo's Mona Lisa representative of Renaissance painting?
A: It reflects an idealized, distantly spiritual human form.
B: It treats its subject with realistic detail and perspective.
C: It employs opulent decoration and embellishment to awe the viewer.
D: It treats nature as a fallen world in need of a redeemer.

B: It treats its subject with realistic detail and perspective.

5

How does the following speech from Shakespeare's Hamlet reflect the themes of the Renaissance?
"What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an Angel! In apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world! The paragon of animals!"

A: The speech reflects the values of humanism by emphasizing the power of learning and an individual’s use of it.
B: The speech compares humanity to the gods in order to show our equality to the pantheon.
C: The speech is made by the character Hamlet whose name indicates the high value placed on opulence and personal wealth in the Renaissance.
D: The speech describes men as the greatest of animals in order to emphasize the Renaissance’s innovation of scientific study of nature.

A: The speech reflects the values of humanism by emphasizing the power of learning and an individual’s use of it.

6

What was Martin Luther's role in advocating Christian doctrine during the Renaissance?

A: Luther’s Ninety-five Theses was accepted by the Catholic Church as a sound theological approach to Christian doctrine.
B: The Holy Roman Emperor declared Martin Luther and his theology worthy of sainthood.
C: As a priest, Martin Luther accepted his role as an intermediary between the faithful and God with the intent to challenge Protestantism.
D: Martin Luther was a priest and theologian who challenged papal infallibility.

D: Martin Luther was a priest and theologian who challenged papal infallibility.

7

Which of the following is NOT an example of Cultural Exchange in the Renaissance?

A: The expansion of trade routes by sea allowed spices, gems, and silk to arrive from Asia.
B: The Moorish instrument “rabab” influenced the Spanish viola de gamba
C: African artists influenced European sculptors with their carved ivory.
D: Egyptian idiograms influenced European sculptors with their symmetrical forms.

D: Egyptian idiograms influenced European sculptors with their symmetrical forms.

8

Which of the following is an example of a "Renaissance man or woman"?

A: A well-read person who models their life on the pursuits and interests of Leonardo da Vinci.
B: A successful business person who plays the clarinet, rides horses competitively, and publishes articles on scientific and artistic topics.
C: A doctor who sacrifices all other aspects of his life to become the top performer in his field.
D: A politician who does everything in his power to come to office, no matter how unethical his decisions become.

B: A successful business person who plays the clarinet, rides horses competitively, and publishes articles on scientific and artistic topics.

9

How did advancements in science lead to innovations in other disciplines during the Renaissance period?

A: Scientific knowledge helped develop theories of natural law, which supported the belief that the close study of Nature would reveal God’s eternal plan.
B: Scientific knowledge about the female reproductive process led to medical advancements and improved mortality rates for women and children.
C: Scientific knowledge about human physiology created greater understanding of how the human eye perceives light and distance, which led painters to experiment with techniques of perspective and chiaroscuro.
D: Scientific knowledge expounded upon Aristotle’s doctrine of the Golden Mean, which asserted that virtue is the desirable middle point between two extremes.

C: Scientific knowledge about human physiology created greater understanding of how the human eye perceives light and distance, which led painters to experiment with techniques of perspective and chiaroscuro.

10

Which of the following literary devices were popular during the Renaissance?(Choose Two)

A: Soliloquy, in which a character speaks aloud to himself on stage, giving the audience access to his inner thoughts.
B: Metaphysical conceit, which is is an elaborate metaphor that compares two dissimilar things.
C:. Stream-of-consciousness, which is an associative type of narration that attempts to replicate the workings of a character’s mind.
D: Blank verse, which is poetic verse written in unrhymed iambic pentameter.

A: Soliloquy, in which a character speaks aloud to himself on stage, giving the audience access to his inner thoughts.

D: Blank verse, which is poetic verse written in unrhymed iambic pentameter.

11

Who wrote the satirical essay, In Praise of Folly, which criticized the corruption and abuses of Catholic doctrine in parts of the Roman Catholic Church?

A: Machiavelli
B: Aristotle
C: Erasmus
D: da Vinci

C: Erasmus

12

How does art from the Renaissance illustrate cultural exchange and diversity? (Choose 2)

A: The simplicity and realism of visual art showed a desire for open and honest communication between nations.
B: Renaissance artists such as the glassmakers in Italy received inspiration from Muslim artisanal glassware.
C: Carved ivory from Africa was featured in the homes of European royalty during the Renaissance.
D: The invention of the printing press during the Renaissance allowed for innovative interdisciplinary expression, combining print-making with poetry.

B: Renaissance artists such as the glassmakers in Italy received inspiration from Muslim artisanal glassware.

C: Carved ivory from Africa was featured in the homes of European royalty during the Renaissance.