Renaissance Science and Inventions

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1. What invention by Johannes Gutenberg had a huge impact on how information could be shared throughout Europe?
a. The Internet
b. The Printing Press
c. The Telephone
d. The Telegraph
e. Paper

2. The science of astronomy had many breakthroughs during the Renaissance. What did astronomers study?
a. The human body
b. Animals
c. The elements
d. The stars and outer space
e. The Ocean

3. What was the scientific method?
a. Using controlled experiments to prove a theory
b. A new way of organizing various forms of life
c. An invention like the telescope
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

4. What Renaissance scientist is considered the father of the scientific method?
a. Copernicus
b. Leonardo da Vinci
c. Kepler
d. Descartes
e. Galileo

5. True or False: Many of the artists in Renaissance times were also interested in science and inventing.

6. What was the Scientific Revolution?
a. A time when people rebelled against science of all kinds
b. A time when science and mathematics made great strides
c. A time when the scientists revolted against the leaders of Italy
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

7. What was it called when people tried to find a special substance that would allow them to make gold?
a. Astronomy
b. Wizardry
c. Alchemy
d. Geometry
e. Crazy

8. What invention did research by Galileo into the pendulum help to develop?
a. Telescope
b. Cannon
c. Flushing toilet
d. Clock
e. Wrench

9. What did the invention of cannons put an end to?
a. Muskets
b. Bullets
c. Castles
d. Towns
e. Wars

10. What invention took advantage of the improvement of lenses?
a. Telescope
b. Eyeglasses
c. Microscope
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

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