The Renaissance (1300-1650) - Study Guide

7.8 Students analyze the origin, accomplishments, and geographic diffusion of the renaissance.

The Renaissance

Study Guide Questions

    Section 1

  1. CP 475. What happened to the feudal order in the 1300s?

  2. CP 477. Why did the Renaissance begin in Italy?

  3. CYP 477, 1a. What changes were taking place in European cities and universities in the 1300s?

  4. CYP 477, 1b. How did these changes affect the old medieval order of the Church and manor?

  5. CYP 477, 2a. How was Italy divided in the 1300s?

  6. CYP 477, 2b. How did economic changes in Italy produce changes in Italian society?

    Section 2

  7. CP 481. How did individualism in the Renaissance differ from medieval ways of thinking?

  8. CP 483. How did Renaissance art differ from the medieval art?

  9. CYP 483, 1a. What three ideas made up the "new learning" in the Renaissance?

  10. CYP 483, 1b. Are these three viewpoints important to our society today? Explain.

  11. CYP 483, 2a. What ideas about art and beauty did Renaissance artists adopt from the ancient Greeks and Romans?

  12. CYP 483, 2b. Why did Renaissance artists embrace realism in their work?

    Section 3

  13. CP 487. List three famous writers of the northern Renaissance.

  14. CP 490. What two developments helped spread Renaissance ideas?

  15. CYP 490, 1a. What did many northern humanists try to do with Renaissance ideas?

  16. CYP 490, 1b. How were Renaissance ideas reflected in the northern humanists' writings?

  17. CYP 490, 2a. How did the printing process change during the renaissance?

  18. CYP 490, 2b. How did the development of printing change history?

    Section 4

  19. CP 493. What ideas did Renaissance architects borrow from classical Greece and Rome?

  20. CP 495. Who were Dante, Shakespeare, and Cervantes?

  21. CYP 490, 1a. Name two art techniques developed by Renaissance artists?

  22. CYP 495, 1b. What is the legacy of artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo?

  23. CYP 495, 2a. What literary contributions did Dante, Shakespeare, Cervantes make?

  24. CYP 495, 2b. Explain why each writer is still considered important today.