1. What is the meaning of the term "Renaissance"?
    b) rebirth
  2. What dramatic event in 1348 greatly reduced the population of Europe?
    the bubonic plague
  3. What Italian author used this event as a backdrop for his work the Decameron?
  4. How was the plague spread to Europe?
    Via rats aboard trade ships
  5. Where was the residence of the Papacy from 1309 to 1367?
    c) Avignon
  6. After the return of the papacy to Rome, what name was given to the split (1378–1417) in the Roman Catholic Church?
    b) The Great Schism
  7. Which two European countries were the main combatants in the Hundred Years’ War?
    d) France and England
  8. Who was the most important Tuscan writer of the 1300s?
    Who was the most important Tuscan writer of the 1300s? a) Petrarch
  9. Who was the primary subject of the 300 sonnets and 49 canzoni (songs) in Petrarch's Canzoniere (Songbook)?
    b) Laura
  10. Who was crowned poet laureate of Rome in 1348 (the first artist so honored since ancient Rome)?
    c) Petrarch
  11. Who was the greatest English writer of the 1300s?
    Geoffrey Chaucer
  12. 12. What is the narrative framework of Canterbury Tales?
    a group on a pilgrimage
  13. 13. Which character in the Canterbury Tales argues against misogyny and also sees sexual relations as a good given by God?
    b) The Wife of Bath
  14. Who was one of the first women in medieval Europe to make a living as a professional writer?
    c) Christine de Pisan
  15. 15. What was the subject matter of The Book of the City of Ladies (1404)?
    c) It showed the number of accomplished women throughout history.
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