The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview


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The historical time periods known as the Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Exploration, and the Elizabethan Era were _____.

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1. What do the Hundred Years' War and the War of the Roses have in common?

2. How did Gutenberg's printing press impact the Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Renaissance was a crucial period in the history of Europe and the western world for its contributions to the arts, philosophy as well as wars and other significant events. This quiz will test you on some of the most important events of the Renaissance. You'll be tested on points such as The Hundred Years' War and the Peace of Westphalia

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The Renaissance and the periods that followed
  • Who fought the Hundred Years' War
  • Renaissance innovations in communication
  • The execution of Mary, Queen of Scots
  • The painting of the Sistine Chapel
  • The significance of the Peace of Westphalia

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall ensure that you can recall the basic information pertaining to important historical events that occurred during the Renaissance
  • Reading comprehension - test your understanding of the causes and specifics of events of the Renaissance, as well as the impact of major innovations of the time
  • Knowledge application - identify major Renaissance events, the effects of these events by applying the knowledge of the Renaissance timeline discussed in the lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about the events of the Renaissance, review the corresponding lesson called The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The general timeline of the Renaissance
  • Important historical events
  • Developments in science, literacy, art and religion