Savonarola: Biography & Overview


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Savonarola developed a disgust for all of the following except what?

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1. Savonarola seemed to predict which significant event?

2. Close followers of Savonarola were known as what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Savonarola was a deeply religious friar who gained a following preaching against political and religious corruption, the exploitation of the poor, and the immorality of Florentine life and culture. This quiz and worksheet will help you understand Savonarola's views, factors that contributed to his rise in power, his fall from favor, and his ultimate fate.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

As part of this assessment on Savonarola, you'll be quizzed on the following topics:

  • Savonarola's call for reform
  • His role and reputation as a prophet
  • Florentine residents who embraced Savonarola's message
  • Savonarola's treatise on Christian values

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read an overview of Savonarola and understand the factors behind his rise and fall from power
  • Information recall - access the facts you've learned about Savonarola and his role in the Italian Renaissance
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Savonarola to explain his objections to paintings, books, and other material possessions

Additional Learning

To learn more about this Renaissance reformer, read the lesson Savonarola: Biography & Overview. The lesson will help you with the following objectives:

  • Summarize Savonarola's criticism of life in Florence
  • Describe the reform measures Savonarola helped establish
  • Explain the appeal of Savonarola's message among the poor
  • List the key factors and events that led to Savonarola's downfall