Growth of Independent Trading Cities in the Renaissance


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What was the Renaissance?

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1. Where was the new wealth that supported trading cities coming from?

2. What is a city-state?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Looking at the importance of the city-state during this time, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will gauge your knowledge of independent trading cities in the Renaissance. Topics covered include a description of the Renaissance and the wealth that supported trading cities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition of a city-state
  • How city-states remained competitive
  • Benefits of the city-state during this time

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related world history lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the Renaissance period and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the origin of the wealth that supported the trading cities

Additional Learning

To learn more about what led to the creation of the Mona Lisa, review the corresponding lesson titled Growth of Independent Trading Cities in the Renaissance. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the Renaissance
  • Identify how the Renaissance was supported
  • Describe what led to the rise of city-states
  • Know what these city-states had to do to remain economically viable
  • Appreciate how the wealth of the city-states gave rise to the works in the Renaissance