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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the title of the hymn that Chapter 6 mentions as having been composed by one of Savonarola's adherents?
(a) "O Sacred Head."
(b) "Crazy for Jesus."
(c) "Beneath the Cross of Jesus."
(d) "Fairest Lord Jesus."

2. What was Lorenzino de' Medici's nickname?
(a) Brutus.
(b) Cassius.
(c) Quercus.
(d) Quintus.

3. As mentioned in Chapter 5, what did Donatello and Brunelleschi plan to have for lunch one day?
(a) Eggs.
(b) Vegetable soup.
(c) Wine and cheese.
(d) Coarse bread.

4. Who was Socrates' female counselor?
(a) Helen.
(b) Diotima.
(c) Chloe.
(d) Sappho.

5. Which fresco, created by Uccello, does the author consider to be "an example of Florentine avarice"?
(a) "The Battle of San Romano."
(b) The monument of Sir John Hawkwood.
(c) Historie Fiorentine.
(d) "The Creation of Eve and the Fall."

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What subject of Savonarola's preaching does the author mention in Chapter 4?

3. In the author's opinion, the work of which artist achieves Plato's ideal forms?

4. Which artist suffered a broken nose as a child?

5. What artist is mentioned in the first paragraph of Chapter 4?

Short Essay Questions

1. Briefly describe the modern Tuscan countryside, as discussed in Chapter 6.

2. Explain the author's meaning in her assertion that Florentine painting "had a sweet tooth."

3. What were the ramifications for an artist who became a Piagnone?

4. Describe the event that occurred in 1304 to make the Florentines believe judgment was near.

5. Name some of the ways in which Florence unleashed original ideas on the world.

6. Describe the operation and purpose of the gnomon in the Duomo.

7. What is the color scheme of the "springtime" painters? Give one example of its use.

8. Explain what the hymn "Crazy for Jesus" says about Florentine culture.

9. Compare the work of Brunelleschi to Greek philosophy.

10. Summarize the exchange between Donatello and Brunelleschi regarding the crucifix.

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