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Welcome to the 12 Days of Xmas Quizzes. We're going to give you a quiz a day, each related (often loosely related) to a line of the song "12 Days Of Christmas". No prizes though, it's just for fun!

Day 9
On the ninth day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me,
9 ladies dancing,
8 maids a milking,
7 swans a swimming,
6 geese a laying,
5 golden rings,
4 calling birds,
3 French hens,
2 turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.


This is the arts quiz, and due to part of Webby recently taking a trip to Florence, Italy, we've decided to make it about the Renaissance Art of Florence. You might think that that's because we're philistines who know nothing of Art. You wouldn't be too wrong.

Good luck!



Florence's Renaissance heritage of artistic, literacy, scientific and politial talent covered a period of greatness that spanned less than _____ years.
200
250
300
350


The names of Florence's greatest sons of the Italian Renaissance include Dante, Lorenzo, Boccaccio, Giotto, Donatello, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Cosimo, Leonardo, Cellini and Machiavelli.
True
False


Il Battistero (The Bapistery) is acclaimed as the oldest building in Florence. It was built in the early 12th century on what is believed to be the site of a _____ temple.
Roman
Greek
Ottoman
Etruscan


Which three master artists epitomized the period known as the High Renaissance?
Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphel.
Botticelli, Raphel, Michelangelo.
Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli.
Michelangelo, Botticelli, Raphel.


The first Renaissance masterpiece written in everyday language which established the Tuscan vernacular as the "pure Italian" spoken today and used as the language of literature was:
Petrarch's poems to "Laura".
Boccaccio's collection of prose tales, "The Decameron".
Dante's "The Divine Comedy".
Machiavelli's "The Prince".


The Medici made their fame and fortune in:
Arms & armour.
Gold & silver.
Textiles & banking.
Spice merchants & apothecaries.


Brunelleschi's great focal point, the dome on the Duomo of Florence, was the first giant cupola built and modeled on _____ architecture.
Greek
Byzantine
Roman
Norman


The Ponte Vecchio is Florence's oldest bridge.
True
False


The term "Renaissance" (Rinascimento) was coined by 16th century Florentine artist and historian Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574), whose book "Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects" tells almost everything we know about the great Italian artists from the 13th century up to his own time.
True
False


Florence's finest example of Renaissance architecture (and proportion) is:
Piazza della Signoria
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza di Pitti
Piazza della Santissima Annunziata




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