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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 Julius II
Pope Linus

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


This Italian poet, considered one of the fathers of the Renaissance, is also regarded as the "father of alpinism".
Machiavelli
Dante
Castiglione
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?
clay
marble
bronze
granite

Question 6:


Which Renaissance mapmaker was the first to make a map of the British Isles?
Galileo
Gerardus Mercator
Rene Descartes
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?
Michelozzo di Bartolommeo
Lorenzo Ghiberti
Piero di Cosimo
Masolino da Panicole

Question 10:


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

 


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