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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many arches does the Santa Trinita bridge have?
(a) One.
(b) Three.
(c) Four.
(d) Two.

2. Before the mid-1700s, on what day did the Florentine calendar start?
(a) March 25.
(b) January 1.
(c) April 1.
(d) December 25.

3. What was directly outside the boundaries of ancient Florence?
(a) An amphitheater.
(b) A cemetery.
(c) An open sewer.
(d) A moat.

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

5. Who broke the Florentine custom of honoring the public far above the individual?
(a) Donatello.
(b) Savonarola.
(c) Pope Clement VII.
(d) Cosimo il Vecchio.

6. To what city is Florence compared in the beginning of Chapter 1?
(a) New York.
(b) Boston.
(c) London.
(d) Tokyo.

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

8. Who was the wife of Cosimo I?
(a) Anne Tudor.
(b) Isabella of Venice.
(c) Margaretta di Lorenzi.
(d) Eleanor of Toledo.

9. According to the medieval belief, who were the ancestors of the Blacks in Florence?
(a) Greek scholars.
(b) Roman soldiers.
(c) Venetian nobility.
(d) Jewish astronomers.

10. Whom does the author call "the first tragic figure, after Brutus, in political history"?
(a) Pope Clement VII.
(b) Ammannati.
(c) Giano della Bella.
(d) Saint Giovanni Gualberto.

11. In Chapter 3, to which city is modern Florence contrasted in order to show the difference between Guelph and Ghibelline?
(a) Siena.
(b) Vicenza.
(c) Rome.
(d) Venice.

12. What is the name of the river that runs through Florence?
(a) The Riviera.
(b) The Arno.
(c) The Danube.
(d) The Tigris.

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

14. As discussed in Chapter 3, who defiled Savonarola's pulpit?
(a) Guelph peasants.
(b) Il Postino.
(c) Various Inquisitors.
(d) The Bad Companions.

15. What type of political speech does Chapter 3 describe as occurring frequently in Florence since medieval times?
(a) Elegiac.
(b) Harangue.
(c) Filibuster.
(d) Mudslinging.

Short Answer Questions

1. What adjective does the author use to describe Venice and Siena in Chapter 1?

2. When were the statues that decorated the Santa Trinita bridge sculpted?

3. What does the author describe in Chapter 2 as "a stone hypodermic needle"?

4. What structure in the Piazza della Republica celebrates progress?

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

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