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The Renaissance

Age of Exploration

The Reformation

The Scientific Revolution

Thirty Years War

The Development of the English Constitution under the Stuart Kings

French Absolutism and Louis XIV

Peter I and the Modernization of Russia

Rise of Prussia and Austria

The Enlightenment

The French Revolution

The Age of Napoleon

Concert of Europe

Romanticism

Industrial Revolution

Liberalism, Socialism, and Marxism

The Unification of Italy and The Unification of Germany

The Age of Imperialism

Causes of the First World War

World War I: the Great War

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A Quiz on the Renaissance

The following questions are based on the article: The Renaissance.
1. What does the French term Renaissance mean?
Rebirth
Re-awakening
New Dawn
Do Over

2. The theory that people who had more time to enjoy arts and sciences spawned the Renaissance is called:
The Class Struggle
Quantum Theory
Theory of the Leisure Class
Tuchman's Law

3. Why was trade so important in the Renaissance?
It created a need for education.
It helped to spread and gather ideas.
It provided excess wealth for investment in the arts.
All of the Above

4. What Italian thinker wrote The Prince, a handbook for politicians?
Diderot
Petrarch
Dante
Machiavelli

5. Roving armed mercenaries were the most commonly used military force in Italy during the Renaissance. What were they called?
Jesuits
Condottieri
Bandoleros
Pillagers

6. Who was the Englishman who authored the Canterbury Tales?
Marlowe
John Dee
Chaucer
Sir Francis Bacon

7. What city state was protected by a swamp, had a lucrative trade empire and a powerful navy?
Venice
Genoa
Florence
Milan

8. What invention helped information to be rapidly disseminated throughout Europe in a relatively inexpensive manner?
The Stage Coach
Semiphore
Code Encryption
The Printing Press


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