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Quiz (Worth a Grade!)

To help with your understanding of the material presented, try to answer these questions to the best of your ability. Feel free to refer back to the text.

1) How does the painting "School of Athens" represent both early modern European ideals and that of Ancient Greece?

2) Who was Petrarch and what role did he play in the revival of the classics?

3) Describe the legacy Aristotle had on science in early modern Europe. Was this legacy eternal? Why or why not?

4) Who initially proposes the concept of the philosopher king, and how do they support their argument? Describe the changes to their argument that have occurred over time with the work of other philosophers.

5) Does the concept of the philosopher king manifest in Europe, or is it purely abstract?

6) What does Hobbes mean when he describes "a leviathan with two heads"? Where can we see this happen in early modern Europe? Is this struggle new?

7) What does Locke say about having an unchecked ruler? What does he suggest?

8) What role does the will of the people play from Aristotle to Kant and Rousseau? Who are the people they are speaking of? Why does it matter? How is the will expressed or discovered?

9) Who was Martin Luther and how did he affect politics?

10) Describe the relationship between Platonism and Christianity.

11) How do economic innovations relate to politics of early modern Europe?

12) Why does Aristotle support building a city on the sea? Does his advice hold true based on the world of early modern Europe? Why?