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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How did Florentine art express the concept of infamy?
(a) Through painting.
(b) Through pen and ink drawings.
(c) Through bas relief sculpture.
(d) Through fresco.

3. What day is market day in Florence?
(a) Friday.
(b) Tuesday.
(c) Monday.
(d) Saturday.

4. According to Chapter 1, who normally sells the postcards in a Florentine church?
(a) A nun.
(b) The sacristan.
(c) The priest.
(d) No one.

5. As mentioned in Chapter 1, what injury was suffered by the woman who was hit by two bicycles?
(a) Internal bleeding.
(b) A broken arm.
(c) Two broken legs.
(d) A cracked skull.

6. Which church does the author describe in Chapter 2 as "half a grain depot to be used in case of emergency, siege, or famine"?
(a) The Bargello.
(b) Orsanmichele.
(c) The Duomo.
(d) Santa Croce.

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

8. Which of George Eliot's novels is, according to McCarthy, a "sentimental pastiche of Florentine history"?
(a) The Mill on the Floss.
(b) Daniel Deronda.
(c) Romola.
(d) Silas Marner.

9. Who is described as the "ideally self-interested despot"?
(a) Don Quixote.
(b) Machiavelli's Prince.
(c) Mussolini.
(d) Michelangelo.

10. Whom does the character Fiorino emulate?
(a) The Minotaur.
(b) Remus.
(c) Romulus.
(d) Helen of Troy.

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

12. As mentioned at the end of Chapter 1, who hid in the German Institute during World War II?
(a) Nazis.
(b) Fascists.
(c) Communists.
(d) Anti-Nazis.

13. Where is Donatello's David?
(a) The Bargello.
(b) The Uffizi.
(c) The Baptistery.
(d) The Palazzo Strozzi.

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

15. Who wrote a sonnet denouncing Pistoia?
(a) Michelangelo.
(b) Machiavelli.
(c) Donatello.
(d) Dante.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the information provided in the first paragraph of Chapter 2, who attacked Fiesole?

2. From where did the Florentines take Donatello's "Judith and Holofernes" before bringing it to the Palazzo Vecchio?

3. Whom did Dante see at the Badia?

4. During a medieval uprising, which group did Michele di Lando lead?

5. As mentioned in Chapter 2, in Dante's Inferno, which Florentine is in Hell with the heretics and Epicureans?

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