Topic 10 Assessment

  1. Identify Examples Write a paragraph that identifies examples of literature from northern Renaissance writers and conveys universal themes. Give examples and describe the works of the humanists Sir Thomas More or François Rabelais. Identify common themes and the scope of William Shakespeare's works.

    Humanist Author Universal Theme Addressed
    Sir Thomas More  
    François Rabelais  
    William Shakespeare  
  2. Identify Major Causes Write a paragraph identifying the major causes of the Renaissance that took place from the 1300s to the 1500s. Consider factors that fueled the Renaissance, humanism, and the invention of the printing press.
  3. Identify Examples Write a paragraph describing how the works of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci related to Renaissance ideals of humanism. Did they share any common themes?
  4. Explain Impacts Write a paragraph explaining the influence of the powerful merchant families who controlled the Italian city-states and how ithey impacted the Renaissance. Consider support for the arts during the Renaissance, and describe the growth of financial and manufacturing networks.
  5. Describe Influences Write a paragraph describing the influence of Queen Elizabeth I during the Protestant Reformation in England. Explain England's religious turmoil before Elizabeth I took the throne. What were the results of the Elizabethan Settlement?
  6. Analyze Examples Write a paragraph that analyzes examples of how literary works reflected common Renaissance themes, like the works of Baldassare Castiglione and Machiavelli. Describe the interest in philosophy and learning and why people were interested in “how to” guidebooks.
  7. Describe Major Effects Write a paragraph that describes the impact of individualism and creative thinking during the European Renaissance. Consider the effects of the shift to urbanization and the renewed interest in the classical works of ancient Greece and Rome.

    Europe Shifts from Medieval to Renaissance Era
    APPROXIMATELY 400s to 1300s APPROXIMATELY 1300s to 1500s
    Agricultural society Urban society
    Less long-distance trade between countries Long-distance trade increases
    Focus on religion for studies Focus on humanities in studies
    Individual achievement less highly valued Celebrates individual achievements
    Classical works are preserved, but not focus of scholars Scholars and others have a renewed interest in classical works of ancient Greece and Rome
  8. Explain the Relationship and Explain the Influence Write a paragraph explaining the growing secularism that began with the Renaissance and how Christians began to challenge the Roman Catholic Church. Explain how this influenced Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. What type of works did artists produce during this period?
  9. Identify Major Effects and Examples Write a paragraph identifying the major effects of Lutheranism during the Reformation. Consider why Martin Luther issued his 95 Theses, and how Lutheranism differed from Catholicism.
  10. Explain Philosophies and Identify Characteristics Write a paragraph explaining the beliefs of John Calvin, and the theocracy he established. Consider Calvin's views of the Church, his predestination concept, and the focus of his model society in Geneva.
  11. Explain the Impact Write a paragraph analyzing examples of the religious impact of the Protestant Reformation and the reaction of the Catholic Church. Consider the Catholic Counter-Reformation, the Council of Trent, the Catholic Inquisition, and the status of Catholicism in Europe by 1600.
  12. Explain the Impact Write a paragraph explaining the impact of the printing press on the Renaissance in northern Europe. Consider the impact on the price and quantity of books, literacy rates, and exposure to new ideas. What happened to the status of cities that had printing presses?

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Table of Contents

World History Topic 1 Origins of Civilization (Prehistory–300 B.C.) Topic 2 The Ancient Middle East and Egypt (3200 B.C.–500 B.C.) Topic 3 Ancient India and China (2600 B.C.–A.D. 550) Topic 4 The Americas (Prehistory–A.D. 1570) Topic 5 Ancient Greece (1750 B.C.–133 B.C.) Topic 6 Ancient Rome and the Origins of Christianity (509 B.C.-A.D. 476) Topic 7 Medieval Christian Europe (330–1450) Topic 8 The Muslim World and Africa (730 B.C.-A.D. 1500) Topic 9 Civilizations of Asia (500–1650) Topic 10 The Renaissance and Reformation (1300–1650) Topic 11 New Global Connections (1415–1796) Topic 12 Absolutism and Revolution Topic 13 The Industrial Revolution Topic 14 Nationalism and the Spread of Democracy (1790–1914) Topic 15 The Age of Imperialism (1800–1914) Topic 16 World War I and the Russian Revolution (1914–1924) Topic 17 The World Between the Wars (1910–1939) Topic 18 World War II (1930–1945) Topic 19 The Cold War Era (1945–1991) Topic 20 New Nations Emerge (1945–Present) Topic 21 The World Today (1980-Present) United States Constitution Primary Sources 21st Century Skills Atlas Glossary Index Acknowledgments