A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. During which century did the explorer live?
(a) 15th.
(b) 18th.
(c) 17th.
(d) 16th.

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

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

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

5. Which popes were known for their immorality?
(a) Borgia.
(b) Tuscan.
(c) Italian.
(d) Burgundy.

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

7. Borgia was the model for the famous book which by author?
(a) Homer.
(b) Tolstoy.
(c) Machiavelli.
(d) Dante.

8. In which century does Tacitus appear?
(a) 2nd.
(b) 1st.
(c) 3rd.
(d) 4th.

9. In which century did the Roman Empire perish?
(a) 4th.
(b) 7th.
(c) 5th.
(d) 6th.

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

11. Which of the following was a common way to earn a living?
(a) Theft.
(b) Counterfeiting.
(c) Embezzlement.
(d) Kidnapping for ransom.

12. Who was the emperor at this time?
(a) Alexander.
(b) Caesar.
(c) Augustus.
(d) Charles.

13. Who was the first Holy Roman Emperor?
(a) Charlemagne.
(b) Nero.
(c) Caesar.
(d) Paul I.

14. How did the Inquisitors kill the mentally ill?
(a) Hanged them.
(b) Starvation.
(c) Burned them.
(d) Shot them.

15. In which year were the heirs to the English throne murdered?
(a) 1483.
(b) 1421.
(c) 1386.
(d) 1516.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is referred to as being the mightiest explorer?

2. In which year was the rifle invented?

3. Which religious figure was credited for the explorer's achievements?

4. Among the lost arts was ____.

5. How old was the newest mistress?

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