The Agony and the Ecstasy Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book Seven.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Michelangelo need before he can start carving the marble?
(a) specific permission from the Cardinal
(b) a new set of carving tools
(c) an assistant to help him work
(d) getting the marble moved to Rome

2. Why can Michelangelo not visit the Contessina?
(a) he does not know where to find her
(b) he does not have the proper clothes
(c) the Pope might become angry with the Ridolfi family
(d) her husband will not allow it

3. Why do the city fathers of Florence not receive Michelangelo well?
(a) he has no money for taxes
(b) fear of angering the Pope
(c) the unfinished work he left behind
(d) they remember his de Medici connection

4. How is Pietro Torrigiani described?
(a) a short, fat hanger on
(b) a well-built, handsome young man
(c) a deformed genius
(d) a plain and untalented boy

5. What does Michelangelo's brother, Lionardo, believe his brother has become?
(a) absent minded and useless
(b) subservient and docile
(c) corrupted by power and money
(d) overly educated in the arts

Short Answer Questions

1. What is one thing Michelangelo is thrilled that he can do?

2. What does Michelangelo discover that he cannot do?

3. What does Giuliano da Sangallo do for Michelangelo?

4. Which former admirer of the artist, now seems to scorn Michelangelo?

5. How does Michelangelo learn anatomy at the charity hospital of Santo Spirito?

(see the answer key)

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