Renaissance Chapter Walk and Vocabulary

Explain the meaning or importance of the following terms and names on your own paper.

1. Marco Polo – page 428
2. Silk Road – page 430
3. Humanism – page 432
4. Renaissance – page 435
5. patrons – page 437
6. perspective – page 437
7. Leonardo da Vinci – page 438
8. Michelangelo – page 438
9. William Shakespeare – page 447
10. Johann Gutenberg – page 449
11. printing press – page 449
12. vernacular – page 449

Answer the following questions using complete sentences.

Picture page 430
13. What empire did Marco Polo visit?

Map page 431
14. How did Marco Polo’s route to and from China differ?

Picture page 434
15. Who created the statue of Moses?

Picture page 435
16. What was a main city of the Renaissance?

Picture page 436
17. What period of history did Renaissance artists paint about?

Picture page 437
18. How did artists create perspective?

History Makers page 438
19. What is Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous painting?
20. What is Michelangelo’s most famous painting?

Cervantes – page 439
21. What was the most famous work of Cervantes?
22. What is the story about?

Machiavelli – page 440
23. What is Machiavelli’s most famous work?
24. What is the book about?

Page 442
25. What is cartography?

Romeo and Juliet – page 448
26. What two features of Juliet does Romeo admire in the excerpt?

The Impact of Printing – Page 449
27. How would using the vernacular help the common people?

The Printing Press – Page 449
28. How many more books could the printing press produce than a person writing produce by hand?