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 raw material does Michelangelo use to carve a crucifix?
(a) a piece of discarded marble
(b) the hardest available Tuscan walnut
(c) sandstone taken from the quarry
(d) a large lump of solidified plaster

2. Because he likes Michelangelo's cupid so well, what does Jacopo Galli commission him to sculpt?
(a) a sculpture of Adonis
(b) a sculpture of Dyonisus
(c) a sculpture of a Bacchus
(d) a sculpture of Venus

3. What new commission does the Pope give to Michelangelo?
(a) designing the Sistine Chapel
(b) sculpting statues of saints for the Sistine Chapel
(c) painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
(d) sculpting wall decorations for the Sistine Chapel

4. What is Michelangelo expected to learn about?
(a) marble quarrying
(b) keeping a journal
(c) dress, manners, life, and art
(d) charging for his work

5. What does Savonarola preach about the de Medici family?
(a) they are his strong supporters
(b) they are rich and should give to the poor
(c) they are evil and should be destroyed
(d) they are holy and should be revered

Short Answer Questions

1. Displeased with Piero de Medici, what are the people of Florence more inclined to listen to?

2. What is something Michelangelo learns from members of the academy?

3. Who is to go to the Medici school along with Michelangelo?

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

5. With whom does Piero de Medici refuse to work?

(see the answer key)

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