The Stones of Florence Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Chapter 5, what is the main characteristic of Florentine art?
(a) Truthfulness.
(b) Realism.
(c) Gaudiness.
(d) Simplicity.

2. Which character from Dante's Inferno is mentioned in the first paragraph of Chapter 3?
(a) Cosimo I.
(b) Machiavelli.
(c) Virgil.
(d) Vanni Fucci.

3. According to the information provided in Chapter 5, what did the palaces used to sell to the people?
(a) Butter.
(b) Eggs.
(c) Indulgences.
(d) Wine.

4. According to the medieval conception of Florence, which city is Florence's mother?
(a) Alexandria.
(b) Athens.
(c) Constantinople.
(d) Rome.

5. Who performed the "egg trick" described in Chapter 5?
(a) Pope Clement VII.
(b) Brunelleschi.
(c) Dante.
(d) Donatello.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the patron saint of Florence?

2. According to Chapter 1, of what does everyone in Florence complain about?

3. According to the author, what building exceeds the Duomo in size and beauty?

4. Which church does the author describe in Chapter 2 as "half a grain depot to be used in case of emergency, siege, or famine"?

5. What was the function of medieval towers?

(see the answer key)

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