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 Leo X want Michelangelo to work on after his sister dies?

2. What happens two days after Michelangelo's return to Rome?

3. What does Michelangelo realize his painting in the Sistine Chapel is supposed to do?

4. What kind of artwork does Michelangelo accept reluctantly?

5. What does Sangallo, Michelangelo's old friend, discover about Michelangelo's problem with the painting?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What demand does Pope Julius make on Michelangelo that he does not want to do?

5. Although Pope Clement had been unpopular in Florence, how does Michelangelo view his death?

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

7. What family problem does Michelangelo attempt to solve with his brothers?

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

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

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 about family relationships. Use Michelangelo as an example of a person who shows loyalty and support of family. Also discuss how family may cause stress on one individual in the family group.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay on Michelangelo's statement that a troubled mind makes a poor draftsman. Discuss how problems and worries interfere with creative work of any kind. Conclude your essay with a recommendation for dealing with problems while trying to accomplish a task.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about religious extremism. Use the example of the Inquisition to show how people sometimes try to enforce their own religious ideology on others.

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