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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who issues bills trying to repress the new invention?
(a) Papacy.
(b) Emperor.
(c) Cardinals.
(d) King.

2. The explorer was sponsored by which country?
(a) Switzerland.
(b) France.
(c) Spain.
(d) England.

3. How old was the newest mistress?
(a) 18.
(b) 20.
(c) 17.
(d) 19.

4. How old was King James III when he died?
(a) 29.
(b) 37.
(c) 41.
(d) 34.

5. How many heirs were murdered?
(a) 3.
(b) 4.
(c) 5.
(d) 2.

6. The "____ Man" theory discusses the change in culture by elites.
(a) Great.
(b) Renaissance.
(c) Cultured.
(d) Modern.

7. Which invention came to the forefront of the culture at this time?
(a) Electricity.
(b) Telescope.
(c) Longbow.
(d) Printing press.

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

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

10. Which location was the new home to the papacy?
(a) Avignon.
(b) London.
(c) Dublin.
(d) Rome.

11. How old was Rodrigo when he married the young Rosa?
(a) 80.
(b) 71.
(c) 62.
(d) 59.

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

13. The Hercynian Forest was known to be filled with all but which of the following?
(a) Fairies.
(b) Wolves.
(c) Boars.
(d) Imaginary demons.

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

15. One of the pope's feasts was known as the Ballet of the ____.
(a) Peaches.
(b) Chestnuts.
(c) Apricots.
(d) Walnuts.

Short Answer Questions

1. Rodrigo gave up the position to have multiple affairs. How many children did Rodrigo produce?

2. On which date was Rome entered?

3. What was the position of Peter Schoffer?

4. Which island group is mentioned?

5. The pope awarded men for their _____.

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