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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which artist had originally attempted a sculpture with the piece of marble that Michelangelo used for the "David"?
(a) Donatello.
(b) Brunelleschi.
(c) Agostino di Duccio.
(d) Ammannati.

2. According to Chapter 6, what colors do the "great Florentine innovators" generally favor in their paintings?
(a) Blues and purples.
(b) Greens and yellows.
(c) Oranges, reds, and browns.
(d) All colors.

3. When did the Spanish military overthrow the Florentine Republic?
(a) 1642.
(b) 1844.
(c) 1530.
(d) 1321.

4. What disease did the Medicis commonly suffer?
(a) Goiter.
(b) Tetanus.
(c) Gout.
(d) Syphilis.

5. To what character in Greek mythology does the author compare the "Madonna with the Pomegranate"?
(a) Persephone.
(b) Penelope.
(c) Athena.
(d) Psyche.

6. What Florentine church housed a respected music school in the fourteenth century?
(a) Santa Croce.
(b) Santa Biblia.
(c) Santa Maria Novella.
(d) Santa Trinita.

7. Which of these artists is not mentioned in Chapter 6 as a "flowery painter"?
(a) Fra Angelico.
(b) Fra Filippo Lippi.
(c) Andrea del Castagno.
(d) Botticelli.

8. Who painted "Stories of Saint Peter and Original Sin"?
(a) Brunelleschi.
(b) Masaccio.
(c) Andrea del Castagno.
(d) Leonardo.

9. Which Florentine does the author describe as a "zoophile"?
(a) Ammannati.
(b) Uccello.
(c) Brunelleschi.
(d) Donatello.

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

11. How old was Dante when he fought in the battle of Campaldino?
(a) Thirty.
(b) Forty-one.
(c) Twenty-four.
(d) Eighteen.

12. According to the author in Chapter 4, what artistic idea did the Venetians learn from the Florentines?
(a) Trompe l'oeil.
(b) Impressionism.
(c) Cubism.
(d) Perspective.

13. According to Chapter 4, what was the first major literary work written in Italian?
(a) Faustus.
(b) Bella Divina.
(c) The Divine Comedy.
(d) Daniel DeFoe.

14. Which artist, mentioned in Chapter 4, was famous for painting dragons?
(a) Piero di Cosimo.
(b) Andrea del Castagno.
(c) Uccello.
(d) Leonardo.

15. What word did Brunelleschi use to describe the figure of Christ on Donatello's crucifix for Santa Croce?
(a) "Idiot."
(b) "King."
(c) "Clown."
(d) "Self-portrait."

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Chapter 4, what object is frequently found in the center of Florentine paintings of the Annunciation?

2. According to information provided in Chapter 4, which artist was posthumously considered to be "a devil"?

3. The artist mentioned in the first paragraph of Chapter 4 is puzzling over what subject?

4. Who performed the "egg trick" described in Chapter 5?

5. What famous explorer consulted with Toscanelli?

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