Multiple Questions

24 Oct

Directions: Select an answer for each multiple choice question. Briefly answer
items 20 for chapter 6 and 7 in short statements. Each item counts:
1 & 2/3 points
Chapter 6: The Gothic and the Rebirth of Naturalism: Civic and Religious Life in
an Age of Inquiry
1. Which of the following churches was considered the “origin” of Gothic Cathedrals?
a. Amiens
b. Reims
c. Chartres
d. Saint Denis
2. Which of the following churches was considered the “spiritual center” of the cult of the
Virgin during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries?
a. Paris
b. Amiens
c. Reims
d. Chartres
3. Which of the following is considered the chief purpose of the stained-glass programs in
all the Gothic cathedrals?
a. To tell the stories of the Bible
b. To provide work for the glaziers
c. To decrease the workload of the masons
d. To enhance the success of the guilds
4. In a Gothic church, which of the following supports was traditionally built to lean
against the exterior wall to provide support and brace it against strong winds?
a. Rib vault
b. Flying buttress
c. Stained-glass window
d. Narthex
5. Which of the following figures found on the jamb of Chartres Cathedral’s south transept
portal stands in a
contrapposto position?
a. The monk
b. St. Theodore
c. St. Lawrence
d. St. Clement

6. What is the MINIMUM number of voices included in a motet?
a. One
b. Two
c. Three
d. Four
7. Which of the following is a four-part polyphonic composition intended to be sung in the
middle of the Christmas Mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris?
Magnus Libri Organi
b. Sic et Non
c. Roman de la Rose
d. Viderunt Omnes
8. In which of the following cities was the first university founded, quickly establishing
itself as a center of the study of law?
a. Bologna
b. Oxford
c. Cambridge
d. Paris
9. Proficiency in which of the following languages was mandatory for students in a
medieval university?
a. English
b. French
c. Latin
d. Greek
10. Which of the following was written by Peter Abelard, a distinguished University of Paris
lecturer who taught by the dialectical method?
Roman de la Rose
b. Sic et Non
c. Magnus Libri Organi
d. Viderunt Omnes
11. Which of the following is widely recognized as the author of On the Diseases of Women,
which became the standard reference work in gynecology and obstetrics for midwives
and physicians throughout the Middle Ages?
a. Magnus
b. Aquinas
c. Trotula

d. Novella d’Andrea
12. Who wrote the
Summa Theologica and was one of the prominent spokesmen for
a. Magnus
b. Trotula
c. Abelard
d. Aquinas
13. Who painted the fresco known as the
Allegory of Good Government?
a. Ambrogio Lorenzetti
b. Giotto di Bondone
c. Simone Martini
d. Giovanni Pisano
14. Who painted the
Maesta Altarpiece, which was once displayed in the Siena Cathedral?
a. Ambrogio Lorenzetti
b. Giotto di Bondone
c. Simone Martin
d. Duccio
15. In which of the following industries did Florence become the center for production in
the Western world?
a. The textile industry
b. The shipping industry
c. The wheelwright industry
d. The grain industry
16. Which of the following pairings is an example of the teacher being surpassed in skill by
the pupil?
a. Duccio and Martini
b. Duccio and Cimabue
c. Giotto and Martini
d. Cimabue and Giotto
17. Who authored the
Divine Comedy?
a. Francesco Petrarca
b. Dante Alighieri
c. Geoffrey Chaucer
d. Giovanni Boccaccio

18. Which of the following provides a startling description of Florence during an outbreak
of the plague?
The Canterbury Tales
b. The Decameron
c. Book of the City of Ladies
d. The Book of the Deeds and Good Manners of the Wise King Charles IV
19. Which work is The Canterbury Tales modeled after?
a. The Aeneid
b. The Iliad
c. Petrarch
d. The
20. If you could visit one of the buildings (as it stands today) mentioned in this chapter,
which would it be? Explain your reasons.
Chapter 7: The Renaissance: Florence, Rome, and Venice
1. Which city was considered the “most prominent” Italian city-state” in the 15th century?
a. Naples
b. Rome
c. Pisa
d. Florence
2. In which of the following industries were the Medici family members involved in?
a. Shipping industry
b. Banking industry
c. Construction industry
d. Textile industry
3. Which of the stories from the Old Testament was the assigned topic for the competition
of a new set of doors at the Baptistery of Florence’s Duomo (Cathedral)?
a. The
Sacrifice of Isaac
b. Adam and Even in the Garden of Eden
c. The Meeting of Solomon and Sheba
d. Noah and the Ark
4. Who was commissioned to build the dome of the Florence Cathedral?
a. Francesco Talenti
b. Lorenzo Ghiberti
c. Giotto di Bondone
d. Filippo Brunelleschi

5. To celebrate the consecration of the Florence Cathedral in 1436, Guillaume Dufay
Nuper rosarum flores, a motet reflecting “ideal proportions” found in a wellknown structure. Which structure did he have in mind?
a. The Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.
b. The Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem
c. The Church of San Vitale in Ravenna
d. The Hagia Sophia in Constantinople
6. How many times does the Apostle Peter appear in Masaccio’s
The Tribute Money?
a. One
b. Two
c. Three
d. Four
7. Who is credited with coining the term “Platonic love?”
a. Marsilio Ficino
b. Sandro Botticelli
c. Heinrich Isaac
d. Pico della Mirandola
8. Who among the Medici family was known as
il Magnifico?
a. Cosimo
b. Piero
c. Lorenzo
d. Giuliano
9. Which of the characters in Botticelli’s
Primavera would the humanists in Lorenzo’s court
have recognized as an allegorical figure representing the highest moral qualities?
a. Chloris
b. Venus
c. Flora
d. Zephyrus
10. Who is the author of
The Book of the Courtier, which recounts conversations and debates
among humanists in the Montefeltro court?
a. Marsilio Ficino
b. Baldassare Castiglione
c. Pico della Mirandola
d. Sandro Botticelli

11. Where is Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper?
a. In a palazzo
b. In a city council meeting room
c. In a church nave
d. In a monastery refectory (dining hall)
12. Which of the following artist pairings created free-standing interpretations of the Biblical
hero David?
a. Raphael and Botticelli
b. Donatello and Michelangelo
c. Nicolas Pisano and Andrea Pisano
d. Alberti and Brunelleschi
13. Soon after Julius II was elected pope in 1503, whom did he appoint as chief architect of a
plan to replace St. Peter’s Basilica with a new church?
a. Michelangelo
b. Raphael
c. Bramante
d. Leonardo
14. In what revered location was the structure know as the
Tempietto built?
a. The site of St. Paul’s imprisonment
b. The site of St. Peter’s martyrdom
c. The site of St. John’s imprisonment
d. The site of St. Stephen’s martyrdom
15. What was the primary method Pope Julius II used to finance construction of the new St.
Peter’s Basilica?
a. He increased the taxes on Papal lands.
b. He charged admission to the Vatican Museums
c. He sent St. Peter’s relics on tour throughout Europe.
d. He sold indulgences
16. Which of the following pairs are the central figures of Raphael’s
School of Athens?
a. Aristotle and Socrates
b. Aristotle and Plato
c. Plato and Socrates
d. Aristotle and Pythagoras

17. Who is the author of The Prince?
a. Francesco Gonzaga
b. Niccolo Machiavelli
c. Isabella d’Este
d. Josquin des Prez
18. Which of these paintings was commissioned to celebrate a marriage?
Sacred and Profane Love
b. Venus of Urbino
c. Tempest
d. Pastoral Concert
19. Palladio, the author notes, was a careful student of Vitruvius, sharing an interest with
which of the following artists?
a. Michelangelo
b. Leonardo
c. Rembrandt
d. Raphael
20. List two innovations found in the Adrian Willaert’s music.
Chapter 8: The Renaissance and Reformation in the North: Between Wealth and
1. What gave Bruges (and its citizenry) access to mercantile centers?
a. Its link to the North Sea
b. Its relation to the Netherlands
c. Its extensive dikes
d. Its historical relationship to France
2. What was the major commodity of Bruges?
a. Foodstuffs
b. Ceramics
c. Paintings
d. Textiles

3. Which of the following scenes is depicted in the central panel of the Merode Altarpiece?
a. The Ascension
b. The Annunciation
c. The Crucifixion
d. The Resurrection
4. Whose reflection can be seen in the mirror at the back of the room depicted in the double
portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and Giovanna Cenami?
a. A priest’s
b. The artist’s
c. A servant’s
d. A dog’s
5. Who created the
Garden of Earthly Delights?
a. Rogier van der Weyden
b. Matthias Grunewald
c. Jan van Eyck
d. Hieronymus Bosch
6. What is depicted in the left panel of the
Garden of Earthly Delights?
a. Hell
b. The Garden of Eden
c. The Seven Deadly Sins
d. An alchemist’s laboratory
7. Who created the
Isenheim Altarpiece?
a. Albrecht Durer
b. Hieronymus Bosch
c. Jan van Eyck
d. Matthias Grunewald
8. For which of the following was the
Isenheim Altarpiece commissioned?
a. A city’s cathedral
b. An abbey’s hospital
c. A city’s council hall
d. A bishop’s office
9. Who created
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?
a. Albrecht Durer
b. Hieronymus Bosch

c. Matthias Grunewald
d. Jan van Eyck
10. According to Sayre, which of the following probably contributed most to the spread of
Luther’s ideas?
a. Increased trade with the Orient
b. The printing press
c. Puritan ideas in the New World
d. Three decades of peace throughout Europe
11. Which of the following doctrines did Martin Luther support, in direct conflict with the
established Church of Rome?
a. Salvation through confession
b. Salvation without baptism
c. Salvation by faith rather than by works
d. Salvation by works rather than by faith
12. Among the following, this individual was one of Luther’s teachers who wrote
In Praise
of Folly.
a. Thomas Muntzer
b. Lucas Cranach
c. Ulrich Zwigli
d. Desiderius Erasmus
13. Which of the following is among the hymns Martin Luther composed?
a. “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”
b. “Amazing Grace”
c. “Rock of Ages”
d. “Just As I Am”
14. The chapter’s “Continuity and Change” section mentions religious societies that
advocated a return to strict and uncompromising obedience to the authority of the Church
and its ecclesiastical hierarchy. Which of the following societies included among its
guidelines “Rule 13”?
a. The Franciscans
b. The Benedictines
c. The Jesuits
d. The Dominicans

15. The chapter’s “Continuity and Change” section mentions that the Council of Trent
concluded that the arts should be directed toward three specific areas. Which of the
following id NOT among these three areas?
a. Clarity
b. Realism
c. Emotion
d. Spontaneity
16. Who painted a portrait of England’s King Henry VIII dressed in the clothes he wore
when he married Anne of Cleves?
a. Jean de Dinteville
b. Hans Holbein the Younger
c. Georges de Selve
d. Nicolaus Kratzer
17. Who was the author of
a. Desiderius Erasmus
b. Edmund Spenser
c. Thomas More
d. Philip Sidney
18. What was the cheapest price for submission into London theaters?
a. One pound
b. Five pounds
c. Ten pennies
d. One penny
19. Which of the following theaters was most closely associated with Lord Chamberlain’s
players and with William Shakespeare?
a. The Rose
b. The Swan
c. The Globe
d. The Garden
20. Who is considered the greatest playwright of the Elizabethan era, having written at least
37 plays, including
a. Thomas Kyd
b. Christopher Marlowe
c. Edmund Spenser
d. William Shakespeare

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