Social Studies 8 Chapter 1 Study Guide 1. In what century did the Renaissance flourish in Italy? 2. Does the Renaissance worldview have an influence on our lives today? 3. What two Christian empires existed in the 4th century? 4. Explain what the Silk Road was all about. 5. Who utilized the knowledge of Islamic astronomers? 6. How would you describe faith in terms of the Middle Age’s citizens? 7. What religious history did Christianity, Judaism and Islam grow out of? Are they connected? 8. Describe the Feudal system of government and social class. 9. What did urbanization have to do with the bubonic plague? 10. What is a republic? 11. Explain the result of the Treaty of Lodi. 12. Explain the relationship between the Pope and the wealthy bankers. 13. What was the florin? 14. What were the social classes in Venice? 15. What was Scuola? 16. Define the Renaissance period. 17. What empire had the most impact on moving Europe from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance? 18. Two of the most important contributions, transferred to bring cultures together by the Silk Road were.. 19. What factors contributed to the Islamic Empire becoming the center of learning in the Middle Ages? 20. What was the purpose of the Crusades? 21. What was the Feudal System of Government? 22. Explain the life of a serf. 23. Cities in Europe in the 14th century became more powerful because.. 24. The largest city in 14th century Europe was? 25. What were the results of the bubonic plague? 26. Why did Florence become the center of Renaissance in Italy? 27. How did Genoa shape the Renaissance worldview? 28. Which city state was best known for its daring art and architecture? 29. Define: astrolabe, Renaissance, pilgrim, century, alliance, crusades, and Black Death.
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