History Test: Renaissance & Reformation

WEEK 17:  Renaissance & Reformation History Test

NOTE: Following is the Renaissance & Reformation History Test.  7th and 8th graders should be able to do all of this test.  4th through 6th graders should be able to do most of the test.   K – 3rd graders will be able to do a lot of this test orally.   Each question is worth 1 point.  This test is OPTIONAL.   Please feel free to skip it, scale it, eliminate parts of it, use it merely as a review, or do whatever best suits your family!  If you choose to give your children this test, I would recommend reviewing the “Discussion Questions” from the last 16 weeks’ lesson plans the day before you give the test.

Following the test you will find a teachers’ answer key.

History Test: Renaissance & Reformation

 

Name: ______________________________________________ Date: _______________________________________

Directions:  Fill in the Blank.

  1. In what country did the Renaissance begin? ____________________________
  2. What does the word Renaissance mean? _________________________________

3 & 4.  Name the 2 most famous artists of the Renaissance? ____________________________   and _______________________.

  1. What was a patron? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  2. Were apprentices and masters poor, middle, or upper class? ___________________
  3. What religion were most people during the Renaissance? _____________________
  4. What terrible practice did Prince Henry’s sailors begin in order to make money? ____________________
  5. How were books printed during Medieval times (The Dark & Middle Ages)? _________________________________________
  6. During the Middle Ages what was used for pens? ____________________________
  7. During the Middle Ages what food was used to thicken all of the paints? _______________
  8. During the Middle Ages what was used to create black ink? ________________________
  9. What does “illumination” mean? _____________________________________________
  10. Before Gutenberg, who first invented the idea of printing with a printing press? ______________________
  11. What was used for paper before the printing press was invented? ______________________
  12. During the Middle Ages book covers were made from? _____________________________
  13. What was Gutenberg’s most famous book? ______________________________________
  14. What unusual way did Leonardo Da Vinci write his notes? ___________________________

19 & 20.  Name Leonardo Da Vinci’s 2 most famous paintings? ____________________________  and ______________________________

  1. What was probably the hardest thing Michaelangelo ever painted? ______________________
  2. Who was often Michaelangelo’s patron? __________________________________________
  3. Why did Martin Luther promise God he would become a Monk? __________________________________________________________________
  4. What did Luther nail to the Wittenberg door? _____________________________
  5. What did the Catholic church call Luther? _____________________
  6. Who was Johann Tetzel? ________________________________________
  7. Ferdinand Magellan was the first man to do what? _____________________________
  8. Why did Queen Elizabeth’s father, King Henry, start the church of England?

___________________________________________________________________________

  1. How many children did Queen Elizabeth have? _________________________________
  2. What famous woman supported William Shakespeare and his theatre? ___________________________________
  3. What was the name of Shakespeare’s theatre? _______________________________
  4. How did Theatres let townspeople know when a play would be performed?

______________________________________________________________________

  1. In the play, MacBeth, how did Birnam Wood come to Dunsinone Hill?

______________________________________________________________________

  1. In the play, Romeo and Juliet, what good came at the end of the story?

_______________________________________________________________________

  1. “To be, or not to be. That is the question.” This is a famous line from what play?

_________________________________________________________________

  1. “Double, Double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble.” Is a famous line from what play? ________________________________________________________________

Multiple Choice

37.  During the Renaissance there was a great change in all of the following (compared to the Middle Ages) except:

  • A.  Books
  • B. The Church
  • C. Exploration
  • D.  Life of Peasants

38.  Which of the following was NOT one of the most important cities of the Renaissance?

  • A.  Paris
  • B.  Rome
  • C. Venice
  • D. Florence

39.  During the time of the Renaissance the majority of people were:

  • A.  Artisans
  • B. Merchants
  • C. Peasants
  • D. Apprentices

40.  Which of the following was NOT a form entertainment during the Renaissance?

  • A.  Theatre
  • B.  Olympics
  • C. Chess
  • D.  Tournaments

41.  Which of the following was NOT something merchants sold during the Renaissance?

  • A.  Spices
  • B.  Silk, fabric
  • C.  Jewelry
  • D.  Water

42.  Prince Henry want to find a fast, simple way to _____________

  • A.  India
  • B.  America
  • C.  China
  • D.  Africa

43.  Which of the following was NOT a type of expert Prince Henry had at his school of Navigation?

  • A.  Ship Captains
  • B.  Map Makers
  • C.  Interpreters
  • D.  Astronomers

44.  Which of the following was NOT a device Prince Henry improved so sailors could find their way at sea?

  • A.  Astrolabe
  • B.  Radar
  • C.  Quadrant
  • D.  Compass

45.  During the Middle Ages about how long did it take to make a book?

  • A.  Days
  • B.  Weeks
  • C.  Months
  • D.  Years

46.  Who were the 3 main people involved in the creation of illuminations? (Circle 3)

  • A.  The scribe
  • B.  The merchant
  • C.  The parchmenter
  • D.  The illuminator

47.  Gutenberg invented all of the following EXCEPT:

  • A.  Metal type
  • B.  Indulgences
  • C. New ink that would stick to the type
  • D.  A press that would push paper onto the type.

48.  Which of the following was/were not invented or created by Leonardo Da Vinci?

  • A.  Weapons
  • B.  A bicycle
  • C.  The Statue, “David”
  • D.  A flying machine

49.  Leonardo Da Vinci’s horse sculpture was special because?

  • A.  It was 24 feet high.
  • B.  It was made of bronze
  • C.  He made it with Michelangelo
  • D.  It was the king’s favorite statue.

50.  Which of the following was NOT created by Michelangelo?

  • A.  The Last Supper
  • B.  The Pieta
  • C.  The Statue, “David”
  • D.  A statue of Moses

51.  Which country did Columbus sail for?

  • A.  Italy
  • B.  Spain
  • C. France
  • D.  England

52.  What were the names of Columbus’s three ships?

  • A.  Nina, Maravel, & Santa Maria
  • B.  Nina, Pinta, & Santa Maria
  • C.  Nina, Pinta, & Maravel
  • D.  Pinta, Maravel, & Santa Maria

53.  What was NOT a talent of Amerigo Vespuci?

  • A.  He was able to determine latitude & longitude.
  • B.  He was able to navigate by stars and planets.
  • C.  He was able to make accurate maps and determine (within 50 miles) the size of the earth.
  • D.  He was able to start a successful colony in America.

54.  During the Renaissance what was NOT something the Catholic church encouraged people to do?

  • A.  Buy indulgences
  • B.  Look at relics
  • C.  Read the Bible themselves
  •  D.  Listen to their Pope

55.  How was Martin Luther’s life saved?

  • A.  The Pope realized he was wrong.
  • B.  Prince Frederick kidnapped him.
  • C.  Prince Frederick traded him for a relic.
  • D.  Martin Luther was protected by the college at Witenberg.

56.  Which of the following was NOT something Martin Luther did?

  • A.  Translated the Bible into German.
  • B.  Became a professor of Theology.
  • C.  Spoke against indulgences and relics.
  • D.  Supported the 30 Year War.

57.  What was the Spanish Inquisition?

  • A.  A group of judges who investigated heretics.
  • B.  A group who determined which sailors could do exploration.
  • C.  Prince Henry’s sailors.
  • D.  None of the above.

58.  How did Farel urge John Calvin into staying in Geneva?

  • A.  He promised to protect him from the Catholic church.
  • B.  Told him that God would curse his peace if he left in such a time of great need.
  • C.  He promised him a good salary.
  • D.  He promised to help him start a college.

59.  Which of the following was NOT a problem Magellan had during his voyage?

  • A.  Some of his sailors didn’t trust him because he was Portuguese.
  • B.  One of the ship captains wanted to be in charge and lead a rebellion against him with other captains.
  • C.  Many of his sailors got scurvy.
  • D.  All of his ships were destroyed.

60.  What made Elizabeth a good queen?

  • A.  She was tolerant of people’s religious views.
  • B.  She made wise decisions to keep her country out of war.
  • C.  She visited the common people, listened to her advisors, and encouraged the theatre.
  • D.  All of the above.

61.  12th Night was a

  • A.  Comedy
  • B.  Adventure
  • C.  Tragedy
  • D.  History

62.  What was NOT a part of Twelfth Night?

  • A.  Death
  • B.  Love
  • C.  A funny character
  • D.  Mistaken Identities

63.  Romeo and Juliet was a …

  • A.  Comedy
  • B.  Adventure
  • C.  Tragedy
  • D.  History

64.  What was NOT a part of Romeo & Juliet?

  • A.  Death
  • B.  Love
  • C.  A funny character
  • D.  Swordplay (swordfights)

65.  A MidSummer Night’s Dream was a …

  • A.  Comedy
  • B.  Adventure
  • C.  Tragedy
  • D.  History

66.  What was NOT a part of A MidSummer Night’s Dream?

  • A.  Death
  • B.  Love
  • C.  A funny character
  • D.  Magic

67.  Hamlet was a …

  • A.  Comedy
  • B.  Adventure
  • C.  Tragedy
  • D.  History

68.  What was NOT a part of Hamlet?

  • A.  Death
  • B.  A funny character
  • C.  Swordplay
  • D.  A Ghost

69.  The Tempest was a …

  • A.  Comedy
  • B.  Adventure
  • C.  Tragedy
  • D.  History

70.  What was NOT a part of the Tempest?

  • A.  Death
  • B.  Love
  • C.  Betrayal
  • D.  Magic

71.  MacBeth was a …

  • A.  Comedy
  • B.  Adventure
  • C.  Tragedy
  • D.  History

72.  What was NOT a part of MacBeth?

  • A.  Death
  • B.  A funny character
  • C.  Betrayal
  • D.  Witches

True or False.

  1. T/F The Renaissance occurred in Asia. ____________________
  2. T/F Spices were very valuable during the Renaissance. ______________
  3. T/F During the Renaissance, maps were pretty accurate. ______________
  4. T/F Clothes during the Renaissance were bright and colorful. ______________
  5. T/F During the Renaissance, most girls learned to read and write. ______________
  6. T/F Renaissance Europe was a peaceful place. ______________
  7. T/F In Renaissance Europe, people bathed often. ______________
  8. T/F Gutenberg printed Indulgences, which were papers sold by the Catholic church that promised people forgiveness of sins. ______________
  9. T/F Leonardo Da Vinci was an inventor. ______________
  10. T/F Leonardo also had wonderful musical abilities. ______________
  11. T/F John Calvin often had poor health. ______________
  12. T/F Ferdinand Magellan died of starvation. ______________
  13. T/F Queen Elizabeth’s life was threatened several times. ______________
  14. T/F Queen Elizabeth was well educated. ______________
  15. T/F Queen Elizabeth received many marriage proposals. ______________
  16. T/F Theatres had fantastic props at that time. ______________
  17. T/F Actors wore elegant costumes. ______________
  18. T/F Shakespeare got to see plays as a child. ______________
  19. T/F Students read and recited from plays by Greek & Roman writers at school. __________
  20. T/F Before Shakespeare began writing plays, he was an actor. ______________
  21. T/F Romeo and Juliet were teenagers. ______________
  22. T/F Most peasants owned one illuminated manuscript. ______________
  23. T/F More people were able to read after Gutenberg’s invention. ______________
  24. T/F Leonardo Da Vinci & Michelangelo were good friends. ______________
  25. T/F Leonardo & Michelangelo both dissected and studied corpses. ______________
  26. T/F Before Columbus died he realized he hadn’t found the Indies. ______________
  27. T/F Martin Luther and John Calvin and their supporters called themselves “Protestants” because they were protesting many of the Catholic church’s teachings. ______________
  28. T/F Mom loves her kids very much and is very proud of them. ______________

Extra Credit:

For Grades K – 3:

What was an apprentice? A master?  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

For Grades 4 – 6: 

Why did Magellan name the new ocean the “Pacific”?

______________________________________________________________________________

What happened to Bottom in A MidSummer Night’s Dream?  ______________________________________________________________________________

For Grades 7 – 8: 

What was used to create blue ink for illuminated manuscripts?  ______________________________________________________________________________

What play is this line from? “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”  ______________________________________________________________________________

 

Answer Key:

  • 1.  Italy
  • 2.  Rebirth
  • 3. & 4.  Leonardo Da Vinci & Michelangelo
  • 5.  A wealthy person who paid someone with a special skill to work for him.
  • 6.  Middle
  • 7.  Catholic
  • 8.  Kidnapping African people and selling them as slaves.
  • 9.  Written by hand; copied by scribes
  • 10.  feathers
  • 11.  egg
  • 12.  soot
  • 13.  to light up
  • 14.  the Chinese
  • 15.  animal skins (parchment)
  • 16.  leather
  • 17.  the Gutenberg Bible
  • 18.  backwards
  • 19. & 20.   The Last Supper & The Mona Lisa
  • 21.  The Sistine Chapel
  • 22.  The Pope (Catholic Church)
  • 23.  He was almost killed by lightning.
  • 24.  95 Theses
  • 25.  a heretic
  • 26.  a monk who sold indulgences for the Catholic church
  • 27. sail around the world
  • 28.  The Catholic church wouldn’t let him divorce his wives.
  • 29. none
  • 30.  Queen Elizabeth
  • 31.  The Globe
  • 32.  They flew a flag
  • 33.  Soldiers cut branches off the trees from the wood and carried them up the hill.
  • 34.  The two families were united in their grief.
  • 35.  Hamlet
  • 36.  MacBeth
  • 37.  D
  • 38.  A
  • 39.  C
  • 40.  B
  • 41.  D
  • 42.  A
  • 43.  C
  • 44.  B
  • 45.  C
  • 46.  A, C, & D
  • 47.  B
  • 48.  C
  • 49.  A
  • 50.  A
  • 51.  B
  • 52.  B
  • 53.  D
  • 54.  C
  • 55.  B
  • 56.  D
  • 57.  A
  • 58.  B
  • 59.  D
  • 60.  D
  • 61.  A
  • 62.  A
  • 63.  C
  • 64.  C
  • 65.  A
  • 66.  A
  • 67.  C
  • 68.  B
  • 69.  A
  • 70.  A
  • 71.  C
  • 72.  B
  • 73.  F
  • 74.  T
  • 75.  F
  • 76.  T
  • 77.  F
  • 78.  F
  • 79.  F
  • 80.  T
  • 81.  T
  • 82.  T
  • 83.  T
  • 84.  F
  • 85.  T
  • 86.  T
  • 87.  T
  • 88.  F
  • 89.  T
  • 90.  T
  • 91.  T
  • 92.  T
  • 93.  T
  • 94.  F
  • 95.  T
  • 96.  F
  • 97.  T
  • 98.  F
  • 99.  T
  • 100.  T

Extra Credit K – 3:  An apprentice was someone learning a trade.  A master was someone highly skilled at a trade who trained others.

Extra Credit 4 – 6:  “Pacific” means peaceful.  He felt the ocean seemed very peaceful compared to the Atlantic Ocean.  Bottom’s head was turned into a Donkey’s head.

Extra Credit: 7 – 8:  The blue stone, Lapis Lazuli.  12th Night.

Copyright December 27th, 2015 by Gwen Fredette

 

 

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