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Question 1: Renaissance Humanism was a European intellectual movement that was a crucial component of the Renaissance, beginning in ________ in the later half of the 14th century.

Question 2: Humanism was a pervasive cultural mode, not merely the product of a handful of geniuses, like ________ or Leon Battista Alberti.
Italian RenaissanceFlorenceGiotto di BondoneItaly

Question 3: The emancipated and literate upper ________ of the independent Italian communes adapted 14th-century Burgundian aristocratic culture and manners to an intensely patriotic civic life.
Working classRuling classSocial classBourgeoisie

Question 4: This passage exemplifies the way in which the humanists saw pagan classical works such as the philosophy of Epicurus as being fundamentally in harmony with Christianity, rather than as a nemesis to be pitted against ________.
EcumenismChristian denominationChristianityBaptist

Question 5: One example of such pagan philosophy and ________ doctrine melding is found in The Epicurean, by Erasmus, the "prince of humanists:"
ChristianCatholic ChurchChristianityJesus

Question 6: Although Renaissance humanists were more accepting of pagan philosophy than their Scholastic contemporaries, they assumed that ________ understanding should be dominant over other modes of thought.
JesusCatholic ChurchChristianChristianity

Question 7: The humani Social or civic humanism rose out of the republican ideology of ________ at the beginning of the fifteenth century.


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