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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the percentage of illiteracy among the clergy?
(a) 8%.
(b) 10%.
(c) 5%.
(d) 0%.

2. What was the position of Peter Schoffer?
(a) Typesetter.
(b) Janitor.
(c) Judge.
(d) Stable boy.

3. Rodrigo was elevated to the College of Cardinals in which year?
(a) 1456.
(b) 1521.
(c) 1545.
(d) 1489.

4. The densest of medieval periods lasted ____ years.
(a) 600.
(b) 500.
(c) 200.
(d) 400.

5. What is the name of the girl who became legendary for exploiting her own beauty?
(a) Margueritte.
(b) Maria.
(c) Elizabetta.
(d) Vannozzadei.

6. What color was the girl's hair?
(a) Black.
(b) Red.
(c) Blonde.
(d) Brown.

7. What is the estimated illiteracy rate among women at this time?
(a) 81%.
(b) 89%.
(c) 94%.
(d) 76%.

8. Who is referred to as being the mightiest explorer?
(a) Cortes.
(b) De Leon.
(c) Columbus.
(d) Magellan.

9. In which year was the papacy relocated?
(a) 1247.
(b) 1181.
(c) 1403.
(d) 1305.

10. Language that was more prevalent amongst the population was known as ______ vernacular.
(a) Ordinary.
(b) Colloquial.
(c) Peasant.
(d) Common.

11. Among the lost arts was ____.
(a) Bricklaying.
(b) Quilting.
(c) Weaving.
(d) Candlemaking.

12. Europe was populated by ___ million people.
(a) 92.
(b) 81.
(c) 73.
(d) 64.

13. Records show that only ____ out of 100 murderers was ever brought to justice.
(a) 10.
(b) 15.
(c) 1.
(d) 5.

14. Who stated that he was "above grammar?"
(a) Caesar.
(b) Marc Antony.
(c) Sigismund.
(d) Charlemagne.

15. She was accomplished in which art?
(a) Music.
(b) Poetry.
(c) Weaving.
(d) Singing.

Short Answer Questions

1. ____ Borgia is one of the most notorious vixens of the period.

2. In which year was the brother born?

3. Which of the following was a common way to earn a living?

4. What was the name of the young Borgia's replacement?

5. Which group introduced the process?

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