Important Figures of the Renaissance


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Which famous Renaissance artist painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

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1. Why was Martin Luther's posting of the 95 Theses an important event?

2. Who formulated the modern heliocentric view of the universe?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these helpful study resources to gauge your comprehension of key figures in the Renaissance. For the quiz you'll need to name the painter famous for his work on the Sistine Chapel and the Protestant Reformation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test questions cover the following:

  • The earth revolving around the sun
  • A painting known as 'The Birth of Venus'
  • An influential Catholic priest

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on key Renaissance figures
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Sistine Chapel
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about religious and scientific affiliations of those famous for their contributions to the Renaissance

Additional Learning

For additional perspective on this area of study, review the lesson called Important Figures of the Renaissance, which will help you to cover the following:

  • When the cultural movement of the Renaissance took place
  • Humanism during the Renaissance
  • The results of the Protestant Reformation
  • Niccolo Machiavelli and his book, The Prince
  • Galileo Galilei
  • Leonardo da Vinci