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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Leonardo's work Madonna of the Yarnwinder was completed at the request of which courtier within the court of Louis XII?
(a) His court jester.
(b) His treasurer.
(c) His scribe.
(d) His secretary.

2. In 1489, the portrait subject of Lady with an Ermine was 15 years old and lived not with her family, but with whom?
(a) Pope Alexander II.
(b) Giovanni Sforza.
(c) Ludovico Sforza.
(d) Cesare Borgia.

3. Who was the subject of the portrait entitled Lady with an Ermine?
(a) Salai.
(b) Caterina Sforza.
(c) Cecilia Gallerina.
(d) Lucrezia Borgia.

4. During his prolonged study of optics, Leonardo dissected the eyes of humans and what other animal?
(a) Horses.
(b) Cats.
(c) Pigs.
(d) Cows.

5. The four universal conditions of men, according to Leonardo, were mirth, weeping, fighting, and what?
(a) Labor.
(b) Melancholy.
(c) Anger.
(d) Misery.

6. When Leonardo made an inventory of clothes he had stored inside a trunk, whose clothes were listed as being intermingled with his own?
(a) Salai.
(b) Cesare.
(c) Francesco.
(d) Lucrezia.

7. The center of medical research in Milan during the Renaissance was what university?
(a) The University of Bologna.
(b) The University of Pavia.
(c) The University of Sannio.
(d) The University of Catania.

8. Around the time Leonardo was working on his work entitled Salvator Mundi, he was doing optic studies that investigated how the eyes perform what action?
(a) Remain moist.
(b) Blink.
(c) Focus.
(d) Produce tears.

9. The profile pose was the standard for portraits of what type of people during the Renaissance?
(a) Illegitimate heirs.
(b) Men.
(c) Women.
(d) Royalty.

10. Leonardo's Vitruvian Man was the product of his visit to the university in which Italian city?
(a) Milan.
(b) Pavia.
(c) Padua.
(d) Rome.

11. The fashions worn by the subject of Lady with an Ermine became fashionable in Milan in 1489 when Gian Galeazzo Sforza was married to whom?
(a) Lucrezia Borgia.
(b) Isabella of Aragon.
(c) Catherine of Aragon.
(d) The Duchess of Cypress.

12. How did the friar Savonarola die?
(a) He was drawn and quartered.
(b) He was burned and hanged.
(c) He drowned.
(d) He committed suicide.

13. When Leonardo first came to Milan in 1482, he had hopes of working primarily as a what?
(a) An engineer.
(b) A producer of theater productions.
(c) A court physician.
(d) A portraitist.

14. Ludovico Sforza committed what act in order to seize the ducal crown?
(a) Burned the home of his uncle.
(b) Stabbed his brother.
(c) Drowned his father.
(d) Poisoned his nephew.

15. One of Leonardo's most famous lost paintings is entitled Lena and the what?
(a) Dove.
(b) Peacock.
(c) Albatross.
(d) Swan.

Short Answer Questions

1. Leonardo was the first person to correctly depict what aspect of the human body?

2. What caused Leonardo's Madonna of the Yardwinder to become one of his most influential paintings?

3. The drawing entitled Head of a Young Woman is an "exquisite example of Leonardo's use of" what "to create shadows and texture"? (234)

4. Leonardo wrote that what type of light is best for a portrait?

5. From whom did Isabella borrow a portrait by Leonardo so that she could decide which artist should paint her portrait?

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