Free Response Questions – The Renaissance
Evaluate the changes and continuities in women’s public roles during the Renaissance.
Using examples from at least TWO different states, analyze the key features of the “new monarchies” and the factors responsible for their rise in the period 1450 to 1550.
Analyze the influence of humanism on the visual arts in the Italian Renaissance. Use at least THREE specific works to support your analysis.
To what extent and in what ways did women participate in the Renaissance?
Discuss how Renaissance ideas are expressed in the Italian art of the period, referring to specific works and artists.
Explain the ways in which Italian Renaissance humanism transformed ideas about the individual’s role in society.
Describe and analyze the ways in which the development of printing altered both the culture and the religion of Europe during the period 1450-1600.
To what extent is the term “Renaissance” a valid concept for a distinct period in early modern European history?
European monarchs of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries are often referred to as the “New Monarchs.” What was “new” about them? Do their actions warrant this label?
To what extent and in what ways may the Renaissance be regarded as a turning point in the Western intellectual and cultural tradition?