Renaissance in Italy and the Italian Wars Quiz

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What conflict is known as a struggle between two families for the throne of England?

War of the Roses

Which family established a line of strong monarchs in France for eight hundred years?

Capetians

When were certain rules of interstate relations codified, setting limits and guarantees of relative autonomy?

Peace of Westphalia in 1648

What period is usually attributed to the development of Renaissance diplomacy on the Italian peninsula?

Renaissance period

What major conflict exhausted England in its long conflict with France?

Hundred Years' War

How did the new monarchies seek to ensure regional power structures were subordinated to the monarch's authority?

By strengthening civil and military bureaucracy

What was the impact of the Renaissance on the political landscape of Europe in the mid-fourteenth century?

The Renaissance led to a divided Europe, with hundreds of independent states, each with its own laws and customs, resulting in absolute chaos as leaders vied for more power and larger territories.

Describe the conflict between France and Spain for control in Italy during the Renaissance period.

The Italian Wars, a conflict between France and Spain for control in Italy, raged for sixty-four years as numerous wealthy city-states competed for trade rights around the Adriatic and Mediterranean Seas.

How did the rise of nationalism in France, England, and Spain during the Renaissance period impact the political landscape?

Monarchs in France, England, and Spain responded to the chaotic situation in Europe by consolidating their power, and the rise of nationalism, or pride in and loyalty to one's homeland, was a distinctive feature of the Renaissance period.

Explain the role of the Capetians in the political unification of France during the Renaissance period.

In France, the Capetians gained control of nearly all duchies (fiefs) by staging internal wars and defeating England in the Hundred Years' War.

How did the War of the Roses impact the political landscape in England during the Renaissance period?

The question does not contain any information about the War of the Roses. The given text does not mention the War of the Roses or its impact on the political landscape in England during the Renaissance period.

Discuss the significance of the Peace of Westphalia in shaping the political landscape of Europe during the Renaissance period.

The given text does not mention the Peace of Westphalia or its significance in shaping the political landscape of Europe during the Renaissance period.

What was the primary economic basis of feudalism?

Agriculture

Who were granted tracts of land called fiefs by the king in the feudal system?

Lords (noblemen)

What social class held smaller amounts of land awarded to them by lords in the feudal system?

Vassals (knights)

What group farmed the fiefs but were not given land of their own in the feudal system?

Serfs (peasants)

What contributed to the decline of the wealth and power of the Italian city states as France, England, and Spain rose to prominence?

Rise of France, England, and Spain kingdoms

Which group of individuals occupied land owned by churches in the feudal system?

Clergymen (church officials)

Test your knowledge on the Renaissance period in Italy and the Italian Wars which were fought for control over the Italian peninsula. Learn about the chaos, power struggles, and competition among city-states during this historical era.

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