Merchant Class in the Renaissance: Definition & Overview - Quiz & Worksheet


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How did the Crusades contribute to the rise of the merchant class in Europe?

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1. Where did the Medici family live and support Renaissance art and culture?

2. What was one major criticism levied against the merchant class during the Renaissance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Examining the middle class in the Middle Ages, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the merchant class in the Renaissance. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding who were part of the merchant class, as well as knowing the event that made the merchant class so wealthy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Who belonged to the merchant class
  • Event that made the class so wealthy
  • How the merchant class changed medieval society
  • Goods traded by the merchant class
  • How the merchant class differed from the upper class

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how the merchant class changed medieval society and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the goods traded by the merchant class
  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as merchant class and upper class

Additional Learning

To learn more about what gave rise to the wealthy merchant class, review the corresponding lesson called Merchant Class in the Renaissance: Definition & Overview. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what separated the merchant class from the other two classes
  • Describe what led to the rise of the middle class
  • Explain the impact during this time period of having more wealth
  • Appreciate the merchant class' contributions to the Renaissance