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. Who succeeds Pope Julius II as Pope Leo X?

2. Who is coming to the home of Vittoria Colonna, the Marchesa di Pescara?

3. What does Michelangelo accept that puts him in competition with da Vinci?

4. Why can Michelangelo not talk to Pope Julius II?

5. What is worked out that the Duke of Urbino will accept instead of the finished tomb?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Pope Leo X, Giovanni de Medici, the first of the de Medici Popes, use Vatican finances?

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

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

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

5. Briefly describe the intrigue going on in Rome while Michelangelo works on the Sistine Chapel.

6. How does Michelangelo react to the cancellation of the San Lorenzo project?

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

8. How do Michelangelo and da Vinci end up working on the same project?

9. How do the Bolognese assign the guilt of association to Michelangelo?

10. What problem does Michelangelo learn about that holds up awarding the Wool Guild commission?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on political intrigue using the succession of popes during Michelangelo's lifetime as examples. Discuss how circumstances kept changing that often threatened Michelangelo's work.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay about humility. Refer to the meeting between Michelangelo and Galli who lay on his deathbed. In your essay use Galli's words that plenty brings pride. Discuss the importance of humility in life.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay on liberal arts education. Mention the advantages Michelangelo received because of his exposure to literature and art in the Plato Academy. Defend the idea of knowing about art, music, and literature today.

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