The Agony and the Ecstasy Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Lodovico not understand Michelangelo's financial situation?

2. What happens to all the marbles Michelangelo collects for the St. Lorenzo church?

3. What is Michelangelo's problem for getting the Pietrasanta marble to Rome?

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

5. What is offered to Michelangelo with a commission for him to sculpt the Twelve Apostles for the cathedral?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay about beauty. MIchelangelo's love of beauty brought great masterpieces to the world. Discuss how important you think it is to have beauty in the world. How does beauty affect the beholders?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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