AP World History : Philosophies and Ideologies 1450 to 1750

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP World History

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Example Question #57 : Philosophies And Ideologies

Who wrote The Prince?

Possible Answers:

Niccolo Machiavelli

Cervantes

Dante Alighieri

Petrarch

Voltaire

Correct answer:

Niccolo Machiavelli

Explanation:

The Prince was written by the Italian philosopher and political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli in the sixteenth century. It is widely acclaimed as one of the leading works on political theory in human history. In The Prince, Machiavelli advises a theoretical prince on the best ways to govern and ensure the continuation of his power.

Example Question #58 : Philosophies And Ideologies

Which of the following is not associated with the Humanist movement during the Renaissance? 

Possible Answers:

A desire for a more broadly educated citizenry that stretched beyond the select social elite

An increased obsession with philosophies of eastern lands such a China and Persia as a result of increased trade

Defining the study of 'the humanities' as the arts of grammar, rhetoric, history, poetry, and moral philosophy

A renewed interest in the study of the antiquities, specifically ancient Greece and Rome

A desire from the clergy to begin more scholarly research of the Bible and other ancient texts

Correct answer:

An increased obsession with philosophies of eastern lands such a China and Persia as a result of increased trade

Explanation:

While increased trade in the Renaissance did bring eastern culture to Western Europe, the Humanist movement was completely focused on the study of the classics and western styles of rhetoric, poetry and philosophy. 

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