16th-Century Spanish Art & the Catholic Counter-Reformation


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1. Why did the Church not like Italian art during the Counter-Reformation?

2. Why did Spain become the primary defender of Catholicism in the 16th century?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz for this lesson will help you to learn about the connection between the Spanish art that was created in the 16th-century and the Counter-Reformation by the Catholic Church. The quiz will include questions on events, as well as why the Catholic Church did not like Italian art during the Counter-Reformation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on:

  • The Council of Trent
  • Spain's defense of Catholicism
  • The opposition of the Catholic Church to Italian art during the 16th century
  • A Spanish artist of the Counter-Reformation
  • Characteristics of Spanish art created during the 16th century

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will assess your skills of:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding individual artists of the Counter-Reformation
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related 16th-Century Spanish art and Catholic Counter-Reformation lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the connection between art and religion in a different light

Additional Learning

To make sure that you have fully understood the material, take the time to review the lesson titled 16th-Century Spanish Art & the Catholic Counter-Reformation. The following objectives will be addressed in this lesson:

  • Understand the significance of the Protestant Reformation
  • Discover Charles V role in defending Catholicism
  • Identify the themes used by significant Spanish artists
  • Know where Counter-Reformation art was generally displayed