World History Chapter 2 Evaluation European Renaissance and Reformation Part 1: Key Ideas

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World History

Chapter 2 Evaluation European Renaissance and Reformation

Part 1: Key Ideas

A. Write the letter of the best answer.

______ 1. The term renaissance means

a. rebirth. c. awakening.

b. rebuilding. d. later period.

______ 2. The artist who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was

a. Raphael. c. Michelangelo.

b. Donatello. d. Leonardo da Vinci.

______ 3. Which of the following was written as a guide for how to gain power and keep it?

a. The Prince c. The Courtier

b. Decameron d. The Praise of Folly

______ 4. Which of the following was made up of large city-states?

a. Spain c. England

b. France d. northern Italy

______ 5. According to Castiglione and others, the ideal “Renaissance man” was

a. politically effective.

b. shrewd to the point of slyness.

c. skilled in a wide variety of areas.

d. willing to sacrifice for the good of others.

______ 6. During the 1400s and 1500s, all of the following contributed to weakening the Church EXCEPT

a. new translations of the Bible.

b. the formation of the Jesuit order.

c. European rulers’ attitudes toward the pope.

d. northern European merchants’ reactions to Church taxes.

______ 7. The doctrine of predestination was central to the religious teachings of

a. John Calvin. c. Martin Luther.

b. Pope Paul III. d. Ignatius of Loyola.

______ 8. Martin Luther’s 95 theses were an attack on the Church’s

a. attitudes toward the poor.

b. methods of raising money.

c. reluctance to conduct services in local languages.

d. insistence that good works help to secure salvation.

CHAPTER______ 9. The main reason behind the split between the English church and the Roman Catholic Church was Henry VIII’s

a. religious beliefs. b. desire for a male heir.

c. treatment of Catherine of Aragon. d. unwillingness to pay Church taxes.

______10. Which of the following reformers was excommunicated by Pope Leo X?

a. John Calvin c. Martin Luther

b. John Wycliffe d. Ignatius of Loyola

B. If the statement is true, write “true” on the line. If it is false, change the underlined word or words to make it true.

Example: During the 1400s, the Medici family controlled the Italian city of Florence.__True____

Example: In 1559, the Anglican Church became the official church of France. __England_____

11. The “Dark Ages” is another term for the Middle Ages. ______________________________

12. The Spanish Armada was defeated by England’s navy during the reign of Henry VIII. ______

13. Besides being skilled painters, Donatello and Michelangelo were also talented sculptors.


14. The Reformation is the name given to the religious movement begun by John Calvin. ______

15. To set aside a marriage as having not been legal is to recant the marriage. ________________

16. The head of the Anglican Church was declared to be the pope. ________________________

17. The name Anabaptist is from the Greek for “baptize again.” __________________________

18. The Mona Lisa, one of the world’s most famous works of art, was painted by Raphael. ______

19. The Huguenots were French Catholics. __________________________________________
Part 2: Chart Skills This table shows estimated numbers (for 1995) of followers for selected faiths, by six continental areas. Use the table to answer the questions that follow.

______20. About what portion of the total population is Christian?

a. 15% b. 33% c. 50%

______21. Which continental area has the greatest number of Muslims?

a. Asia b. Africa c. Europe

______22. Which continental area is about evenly divided between Christians and non-Christians?

a. Africa b. Oceania c. Latin America

______23. On which continental area are eight out of any ten people likely to be Roman Catholic?

a. Asia b. Europe c. Latin America

Part 3: BCR’s

Reflection: 20 points each: On the back or on a separate sheet of paper, write a brief essay (50 words or more) on each of the following subjects.

24. Name one individual or group that you considered important in this chapter. Explain your selection.

25. In your own words, summarize the historical story that you remember best from your studies of this chapter.

World History

Answer Key Chapter 1

European Renaissance and Reformation

Part 1: Key Ideas


1. a

2. c

3. a

4. d

5. c

6. b

7. a

8. b

9. b

10. c


11. true

12. Elizabeth I

13. true

14. Martin Luther

15. annul

16. king

17. true

18. Leonardo da Vinci or Leonardo

19. Protestants or Calvinists

Part 2: Chart Skills

20. b

21. a

22. a

23. c

Part 3: Critical Thinking

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