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Chapter 16 Test Bank

Multiple Choice

1.The Renaissance was born in which of the following cities? a.Athens
b.Rome
c.Florence
d.Pisa
Answer: c

2.Cultural and political leadership for the early Renaissance was under the auspices of which of the following families? a.the Lombards
b.the Medici
c.the Visconti
d.the Castiglione
Answer: b

3.Which of the following events caused a climate of intellectual skepticism in middle-class men and women of the era? a.the Black Death
b.the Hundred Years’ War
c.the Great Schism of the Catholic Church
d.None of these answers is correct.
Answer: c

4.The artistic and intellectual movement to recover, edit, and study ancient Greek and Latin manuscripts is called a.humanistic Classicism.
b.secular humanism.
c.Classical secularism.
d.Classical humanism.
Answer: d

5.The father of the new movement to recover, edit, and study ancient Greek and Latin manuscripts is generally regarded to be a.Talleyrand.
b.Petrarch.
c.Pliny the Elder.
d.Pope Julius.
Answer: b

6.Which of the following stressed the importance of Classical education and hard work in the cultivation of virtù? a.Alberti
b.Ficino
c.Pico della Mirandola
d.Castiglione
Answer: a

7.Which one of the following applied his vast study of ancient literature to defend free will and the unlimited potential of the individual? a.Alberti
b.Ficino
c.Pico della Mirandola
d.Castiglione
Answer: c

8.Which one of the following translated the entire body of Plato’s writings from Greek into Latin? a.Alberti
b.Ficino
c.Pico della Mirandola
d.Castiglione
Answer: b

9.Which one of the following established the then-modern educational ideal in the person of l’uomo univerale (the well-rounded individual)? a.Alberti
b.Ficino
c.Pico della Mirandola
d.Castiglione
Answer: d

10.The Venetian writer ________ is famous for her written retort to a contemporary diatribe promoting the defects of women...
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