The Agony and the Ecstasy Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Michelangelo see in the form of Tommaso Cavalieri?

2. What does the Duke of Urbino, administrator of Julius' will and his heir want from Michelangelo?

3. What happens to prevent Michelangelo from finishing the tomb of Pope Julius this time?

4. When the project for Leo X is canceled, how does Michelangelo feel?

5. What does Michelangelo insist on from the Pope?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Pope Paul III outmaneuver Michelangelo over the matter of Pope Julius' tomb?

2. How does Michelangelo finally get the Wool Guild commission?

3. How does Michelangelo react when he is refused admittance to see Pope Julius II?

4. How does Bramante complicate the start of Pope Julius II's tomb?

5. What does Michelangelo realize as he studies the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

6. Even in Florence what does Michelangelo learn about the influence of the Pope?

7. What is the political shift in the Vatican after Leo X dies?

8. Briefly explain the problem Michelangelo has with the Carraini over Leo's insistence on using Pietrasanta marble.

9. How does Michelangelo learn about the block of marble that will eventually become one of his greatest works?

10. What audacious request does Pope Leo make of Michelangelo while he works on Julius' tomb?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on the devastating effects of Savonarola's rule in Florence. Mention the art that was destroyed and the closing of art schools. Also include how Botticelli buckled under the pressure of Savonarola's sermons.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay on loyalty. What is the value of loyalty to friends or political leaders. Is loyalty always repaid?

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about Michelangelo's idea that the human form should be painted as God made it. How do you feel about his Sistine Chapel paintings or his statue of David?

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