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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is buried in the Badia, an abbey?
(a) Ugo of Tuscany.
(b) Saint Francis.
(c) Michelangelo.
(d) Gregory the Great.

2. When were the statues that decorated the Santa Trinita bridge sculpted?
(a) The 1700s.
(b) Approximately 70 B.C.
(c) The 1100s.
(d) The 1500s.

3. What is the name of Michelangelo's famous sculpture, which is mentioned in the first paragraph of Chapter 1?
(a) Moses.
(b) The Trinity.
(c) The Pieta.
(d) David.

4. As Chapter 2 mentions, what place in Florence "resembles a petrified forest"?
(a) The tomb of San Miniato.
(b) The basement of the Duomo.
(c) Michelangelo's studio.
(d) The butterfly garden at the Boboli.

5. According to the author, who is the only person who can observe Florence well?
(a) The streetsweepers.
(b) The night watchman.
(c) The toddlers in strollers.
(d) The gatekeeper at the Boboli.

6. Which group of people most commonly gets robbed in Florence?
(a) Greeks.
(b) Americans.
(c) Germans and Swedes.
(d) Italians.

7. Who wrote the poem "Hermaphroditus"?
(a) Donatello.
(b) Beccadelli.
(c) Dante.
(d) Daniel DeFoe.

8. Where did Buondelmonte de' Buondelmonti, the bridegroom mentioned in Chapter 2, die?
(a) The Uffizi.
(b) The Piazza della Republica.
(c) The Boboli.
(d) The Ponte Vecchio.

9. Under what medieval Florentine laws could a supposed political dissenter be convicted without evidence?
(a) The Pax Romana.
(b) The Laws of Loyalty.
(c) The Ordinances of Justice.
(d) The Via della Gloriosa.

10. What is in the middle of the main piazza of Florence?
(a) A statue commemorating Pope Clement VII.
(b) A restaurant with a great deal of outdoor seating.
(c) A huge fountain.
(d) A parking lot.

11. Which famous Florentine statue no longer has a head?
(a) Primavera.
(b) La Dama del Alba.
(c) David.
(d) Dawn.

12. What is the bird of Florence?
(a) A crow.
(b) A bluebird.
(c) A sparrow.
(d) A swallow.

13. What was the home of the Roman governor called?
(a) The Piazza del Campidoglio.
(b) The Piazza del Gubernador.
(c) The Sanhedrin.
(d) The praetorium.

14. According to Chapter 1, of what does everyone in Florence complain about?
(a) The noise.
(b) The tourists.
(c) The weather.
(d) The smell.

15. What was the height limit of medieval Florentine towers?
(a) Fifty meters.
(b) Ninety-six feet.
(c) Two hundred feet.
(d) One hundred meters.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many arches does the Santa Trinita bridge have?

2. Who eventually renounced his nude sculpture "Neptune"?

3. What day is market day in Florence?

4. Whom does the character Fiorino emulate?

5. Which group of people does the author mention in Chapter 1 as willing to show their city to anyone?

(see the answer keys)

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