World History Ch. 1

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What was the renaissance a rebirth of?
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Art and learning
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The study of classical texts caused humanists to focus on what subject?
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Human potential and achievements
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For what is the Medici family famous?
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For being rulers and supporters of the arts
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What were Desiderius Erasmus, Thomas Moore, and Francois Rabelais?
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Christian humanists
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What was the first full sized book Gutenberg printed?
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The Bible
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In what way did Leonardo da Vinci represent the Renaissance man?
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He was a painter, sculptor, inventor, and scientist.
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What kind of person represented the ideal of the “Renaissance man”?
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Someone who excelled in many areas of study
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How did Italy’s location help it become the birthplace of the renaissance?
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Italy had access to roman ruins and ancient manuscripts from Constantinople
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What was an important effect of the invention of the printing press?
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It increased literacy and the use of the vernacular
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Why was block printing press more useful in Europe than in China?
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European languages had a smaller number of characters than Chinese.

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