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The Renaissance Quiz

written by: borough
 
Here are some more questions about the Renaissance period. Enjoy!

Question 1:


Which church official commissioned Michelangelo, to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the residence of the Pope in the Vatican city?
Pope Silvester I
Pope Alexander I
Pope Linus
Pope Julius II

Question 2:


Jacques Cartier, a notable discoverer of the Renaissance period, was the first French explorer to reach Quebec in which year?
1524
1534
1544
1530

Question 3:


This English Renaissance musician was one of the first composers to write anthems set to English words?
Leonel Palmer
John Dunstable
Thomas Tallis
Guillaume Dufay

Question 4:


This Italian poet, considered one of the fathers of the Renaissance, is also regarded as the "father of alpinism".
Castiglione
Machiavelli
Dante
Petrarch

Question 5:


The statue of David, the first free-standing nude statue since ancient times, was created by the Renaissance sculptor Donatello from what material?
bronze
clay
marble
granite

Question 6:


Which Renaissance mapmaker was the first to make a map of the British Isles?
Rene Descartes
Galileo
Gerardus Mercator
Nicolaus Copernicus

Question 7:


This Renaissance typographer established the Aldine Press, famous for the introduction of the Italics?
Christopher Tye
Aldus Manutius
Cipriano de Rore
Henrich Isaac

Question 8:


This Renaissance musician was the first composer to use a folk song in mass, a group of songs in honor of God.
Paollo Uccello
Guillaume Dufay
Jan Joest
Benozzo Gozzoli

Question 9:


Which of the following Renaissance artists wrote "I Commentari",a document regarded as the first autobiography of an artist?
Masolino da Panicole
Lorenzo Ghiberti
Michelozzo di Bartolommeo
Piero di Cosimo

Question 10:


This Renaissance figure of Polish origin was the first rector of what is today the Vilnius State University.
Stefan Batory
Nicolaus Copernicus
Szyman Starowalski
Piotr Skarga

 


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