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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. According to Chapter 4, what object is frequently found in the center of Florentine paintings of the Annunciation?
(a) A pillar.
(b) An Easter lily.
(c) A Bible.
(d) A dove.

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

3. As mentioned in Chapter 4, which artist enjoyed witnessing hangings?
(a) Michelangelo.
(b) Fra Fillipo Lippi.
(c) Brunelleschi.
(d) Leonardo.

4. According to Chapter 6, what color is prominent in the paintings of the "springtime painters"?
(a) Gold.
(b) Red.
(c) Blue.
(d) White.

5. According to popular opinion as mentioned by the author in Chapter 4, who is the person represented in the center of "Universal Deluge"?
(a) Noah.
(b) Dante.
(c) Jesus Christ.
(d) Moses.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Chapter 5, what is the main characteristic of Florentine art?

2. Which artist, mentioned in Chapter 4, was famous for painting dragons?

3. According to the author, what building exceeds the Duomo in size and beauty?

4. To whom did Petrarch write his love sonnets?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the appearance of Donna Maria Ciliego.

2. Summarize the exceptional nature of the fresco of the Annunciation in Santissima Annunziata.

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

4. Describe some of the characteristics of the Medicis.

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

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

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

8. Describe how Brunelleschi won the right to build the cupola of the Duomo.

9. Why was Andrea del Castagno thought to be evil?

10. How did Donatello influence Padua?

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