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Humanism in the Renaissance: Recognizing the Beauty of the Individual

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The main reason for the development of Humanism was the

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1. How did Humanism change the idea of human nature?

2. How did Humanism change individuals' interests?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Renaissance is looked at as a rebirth of culture that began in the 14th century. Humanism is the general term applied to the emerging philosophies of that era. You'll be assessed on the development of Humanism and some of the writer/philosophers who contributed to it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to assess you your knowledge of the following:

  • The main reason for the development of Humanism
  • The 'Father of Humanism'
  • The author of The Divine Comedy
  • Who emphasized the freedom of the individual in his speech 'The Dignity of Man'
  • A main point of Boccaccio's Decamaron

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz let you practice the following:

  • Reading comprehension -ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Humanism in the Renaissance
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the rise of Humanism in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about major literary works of the era

Additional Learning

To learn more about the development of Humanism, review the accompanying short lesson called Humanism in the Renaissance: Recognizing the Beauty of the Individual. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss the focus of life and culture prior to the Renaissance
  • Explain the connection between the Black Plague and people turning away from the Church
  • Investigate how Humanism radically changed the idea of individual independence
  • Define the difference between how life was to be approached by the individual before and after the advent of Humanism
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