The Italian Renaissance and Italy's Transformation


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Italy was the birthplace of the Renaissance because of:

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1. The Bubonic plague helped to spur on the Renaissance by

2. During the Renaissance the powerful city state of Florence grew to power through

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Renaissance was a defining period in European history, having originated in the what is now the country of Italy. In this quiz and worksheet, you'll be tested on key points from the attached lesson, such as trade in Renaissance Italy, humanism, and the birth of the Renaissance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Why Italy was the birthplace of the Renaissance
  • Effect of the Bubonic plague
  • The definition of Condottieri
  • Father of Renaissance humanism

Skills Practiced

Students will use the following skills in the practice quiz:

  • Information recall - make sure that you can recall information about the power of Florence
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the circumstances that lead to the rise of the Renaissance in Italy

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Additional Learning

For additional details about the Renaissance, refer to the corresponding lesson called The Italian Renaissance and Italy's Transformation. This lesson includes the following topics:

  • The origins of the Renaissance
  • The significance of Italy's location
  • Italy's merchant class
  • Italian city-states and the Renaissance