The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 158 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci Lesson Plans
Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What effect did the Japanese threat have on Ricci?

2. How long did Christopher Plantin take to write his Bible, the pinnacle of the Counter-Reformation, in the 16th century?

3. What caused marine accidents during the 16th century in the Chinese seas?

4. According to "Chapter One: Building the Palace", how did Ricci believe that humans could remember anything?

5. At the end of "Chapter One: Building the Palace", what does the author encourages his readers to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Spence, how did Ricci use the four images and four Chinese characters?

2. Why did the death of King Sebastian of Portugal cause concern for the Jesuits?

3. What was the new version of the story associated with the first picture "The Apostle in the Waves" that Ricci gave Cheng Dayue?

4. How did Ricci use Chinese ideograph did Ricci use for his first image?

5. Describe the map that Ricci has printed in 1602.

6. During the 16th century, why did the Jesuits send two copies of their letters on two different passages when they wrote home?

7. How did these outside influences affect Ricci while growing up in Macerata?

8. What is a "huihui"?

9. What were some of the outside influences affecting Ricci's home city of Macerata?

10. Describe the first picture, "The Apostle in the Waves" that Ricci used to instruct the Chinese.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Ricci adapts the Chinese ideograph "wu" to explain the concept of peace. Explain the original meaning of "wu" and the way Ricci modified it. Discuss how the events in Ricci's life influenced this alteration.

Essay Topic 2

Ricci quotes lines from Virgil's "Aeneid" in a letter to his school friend Giulio Fuligatti. Explain the quotation and discuss its meaning as it applies to Matteo Ricci's life.

Essay Topic 3

The use of mnemonic devices has a long history, including the Greeks using mnemonics to memorize poetry. Trace the history of mnemonic devices throughout history, including modern use today. What are its advantages and disadvantages? Who uses these techniques today? What does scientific research prove about its value?

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 926 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci Lesson Plans
The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci from BookRags. (c)2018 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook