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

William Manchester
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 92 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy the A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age Lesson Plans
Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In which century was the manufacture of paper introduced?

2. Which group was not among those listed as pillaging the Roman Empire?

3. Europe was populated by ___ million people.

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

5. This brother reached which position in the church?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who was Erasmus?

2. What does Manchester say about the term "Dark Ages?"

3. How was the Renaissance often romanticized?

4. What is the basic history of printing?

5. Examine the behavior of the notorious Borgia popes.

6. Discuss the average person's life.

7. Examine travel during the Renaissance period.

8. What types of events took place during the Dark Ages? What was the standard of living?

9. How did Christianity attempt to infiltrate other religions?

10. Give an example of some of the disagreements of the Christians and alternate religions.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Luther's trial at the Diet of Worms. Who was present? What were the charges? What was the outcome of the trial? Who was the victor? What happened to Luther after the trial? What restrictions were placed on Luther as a result of his conduct?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Luther and Erasmus. What did the men have in common? Why was their "partnership" unusual? Who was the strongest of the two? Whose work stood out the most? Which made the most contributions to the Reformation?

Essay Topic 3

Write a short memoir that might have been written by Magellan. What types of things would Magellan be most proud of in his career and personal lives? What other types of professional work might Magellan have done? Would the memoir include details of his relationships with the natives? How might Magellan describe how he felt before, during and his journey?

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 870 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age Lesson Plans
Copyrights
BookRags
A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age from BookRags. (c)2017 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook