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 Pope Leo X want Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo to do?

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

3. Who is the female friend Michelangelo visits in Bologna?

4. What does Michelangelo insist on from the Pope?

5. Who replaces Pope Leo X?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Michelangelo not close up his brothers' unprofitable shop?

2. Describe briefly the attraction Michelangelo feels toward Tommaso Cavalieri.

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

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

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

6. What does Michelangelo hope for after Pope Julius II dies?

7. How is Michelangelo caught up in the politics between Florence and Pope Clement?

8. Why is Michelangelo disenchanted with the work he is doing for a cardinal while thinking about the Wool Guild marble?

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

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 about camaraderie. Write about how people in similar circumstances tend to help each other out as everyone did in the workplace of Michelangelo off the Via del Proconsolo.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay about the will to succeed. Using Michelangelo as an example, discuss how people who achieve great things in their lives are focused and driven to succeed. Include some modern day examples as well.

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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