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. The Pope wants the road but what other problem does Michelangelo have?

2. What does Pope Leo X want Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo to do?

3. Why do the city fathers of Florence not receive Michelangelo well?

4. Pope Paul III likes Michelangelo's nudes in the Sistine Chapel but how do others view them?

5. What causes the death of Pope Leo X?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What political unrest occurs while Michelangelo works on the David?

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

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

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 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 on how successful people are either admired or envied and hated. Use Michelangelo as an example but expand the essay into a general truth.

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