Which of the following choices best defines the Renaissance?
a cultural revival in Europe from the fourteenth to seventeenth centuries
a religious movement that questioned the usefulness of the Catholic Church and ultimately undermined its authority
a political movement dedicated to introducing the best Greek and Roman economic policies to Europe
a cultural movement that rejected all knowledge not originating in Ancient Greece or Rome
What was Michelangelo famous for?
He painted the Mona Lisa.
He painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
He invented the first helicopter.
He invented the telescope.
Why were critics of the Catholic Church generally unsuccessful at undermining the Church’s authority prior to the Reformation?
Such critics lacked the religious fervor demonstrated by Reformation leaders like Martin Luther and Ulrich Zwingli.
Such critics lacked the courage later displayed by Reformation leaders like Martin Luther and King Henry VIII of England to advocate that their home countries completely break from Rome.
Such critics never wrote pamphlets or letters explaining and defending their views.
Without a system of mass printing, such critics almost always saw their ideas stamped out by the Catholic Church.