Francesco Petrarch: Biography, Poems, Sonnets & Works


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Petrarch's Africa is about _____.

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1. When Petrarch writes that his reason and inspiration dies with Laura in his Sonnet in her Tomb, he is speaking to the idea of:

2. Petrarch's approach to ancient texts were different from other scholars in that:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test what you know about the life and work of Francesco Petrarch. Answer questions on topics including Petrarch's Africa and the idea behind Petrarch's writings.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will guide you to:

  • Assess Petrarch's approach to ancient texts
  • Explain the Renaissance
  • Identify who Petrarch was

Skills Practiced

Use the worksheet and quiz to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the life and work of Francesco Petrarch
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Petrarch's Africa and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Renaissance

Additional Learning

Find out what you know about the life and work of Francesco Petrarch with the lesson called Francesco Petrarch: Biography, Poems, Sonnets & Works. The lesson will adhere to the following study objectives:

  • Assess Petrarch's biography and literary works
  • Analyze his poetry
  • Understand what Africa was about