The Roots of the Enlightenment


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When did the Enlightenment take place?

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1. Why was the Renaissance so important in setting the stage for the Enlightenment?

2. Which of the following was an anti-Catholic movement sparked by a monk named Martin Luther in 1517?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combination will show what you know about the Enlightenment era and how it began. You will be tested on anti-Catholic movements and central themes of the time period.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Modern science that took place in the 16th and 17th centuries
  • The central theme of the Enlightenment
  • What term means rebirth
  • Anti-Catholic movement started by Martin Luther in 1517

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Enlightenment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about 16th and 17th century modern science
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Martin Luther and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Refer to the lesson titled The Roots of the Enlightenment to get more information on this subject. This lesson will also address the following:

  • Defines the Enlightenment
  • Explains humanism
  • Covers the central aspect of the Enlightenment
  • Details key figures of the Enlightenment