The House of Medici: Rise and Fall of a Banking Family - Quiz & Worksheet


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The Medici family ruled over the city of

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1. The Medici family held tremendous power without the benefit of birthright or title. How was this possible?

2. Botticelli's work 'The Adoration of the Magi' is a prime example of _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the rise and fall of the Medicis. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the Medici known as 'the Magnificent' as well as the city over which the Medicis ruled.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to test your understanding of:

  • City of the Medicis' power
  • Condemnation of Lorenzo de' Medici
  • Medici who became pope

Skills Practiced

By taking the quiz, students will practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the rise and fall of the Medicis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Medicis' path to power
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Lorenzo de' Medici

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled The House of Medici: Rise and Fall of a Banking Family. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify three keys to Medici power
  • Know the notable achievements of Giovanni, Cosimo, and Lorenzo de' Medici
  • Recognize the Medicis' connections to the papacy
  • Understand the ebb of Medici influence after the 16th century