Webquest: Michelangelo And Davinci

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This webquest will be multiple choice over information relative to Michelangelo and DaVinci and their impacts they had on the Renaissance and time after.

There are two links the questions will come from and in this order:
http://www. Pbs. Org/empires/medici/renaissance/michelangelo. Html
http://www. Bbc. Co. Uk/science/leonardo/studio/

Be sure to open both links before proceeding.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who did Michelangelo study under at age 13?

    • A.

      Leonardo DiVinci

    • B.

      Lorenzo Medici

    • C.

      Raphael

    • D.

      Donatello

    Correct Answer
    B. Lorenzo Medici
    Explanation
    Michelangelo studied under Lorenzo Medici at age 13. Lorenzo Medici, also known as Lorenzo the Magnificent, was a prominent patron of the arts and a powerful political figure in Florence during the Renaissance. He recognized Michelangelo's talent and provided him with opportunities to study and develop his skills. Under Medici's patronage, Michelangelo was exposed to the works of other great artists and intellectuals of the time, which greatly influenced his artistic style and career.

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  • 2. 

    What was his first masterpiece that took 2 years to complete?

    • A.

      David

    • B.

      Sistine Chapel

    • C.

      Mona Lisa

    • D.

      Last Judgement

    Correct Answer
    A. David
    Explanation
    The correct answer is David because it is a sculpture created by Michelangelo and is considered to be his first masterpiece. It took him two years to complete this sculpture, which depicts the biblical character David.

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  • 3. 

    What was the name of the building where Michelangelo painted the ceiling that took 26 years to finish?

    • A.

      Cathedral at Florence

    • B.

      St. Peters Basilica

    • C.

      Sistine Chapel

    • D.

      Canterbury Cathedral

    Correct Answer
    C. Sistine Chapel
    Explanation
    The Sistine Chapel is the correct answer because it is the building where Michelangelo painted the famous ceiling. The painting took him 26 years to complete. The Sistine Chapel is located in Vatican City and is known for its stunning frescoes, including Michelangelo's iconic depiction of the Creation of Adam.

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  • 4. 

    What is the mastery of many different skills known as?

    • A.

      Renaissance Man

    • B.

      Universal Man

    • C.

      Magic Man

    • D.

      Super Man

    Correct Answer
    B. Universal Man
    Explanation
    The mastery of many different skills is known as a Universal Man. This term refers to someone who has a wide range of knowledge and expertise in various fields. A Universal Man is not limited to a specific area of expertise but is skilled in multiple disciplines. This term is often used to describe individuals who excel in various fields such as arts, sciences, literature, and philosophy.

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  • 5. 

    What did Leonardo watch to understand flying better?

    • A.

      Bats

    • B.

      Bugs

    • C.

      Gargoyles

    • D.

      Birds

    Correct Answer
    D. Birds
    Explanation
    Leonardo watched birds to understand flying better. Birds have the ability to fly naturally, so observing their flight patterns, wing movements, and overall behavior would provide valuable insights for Leonardo in his quest to understand flight. By closely studying birds, Leonardo could have gained inspiration and knowledge that he could apply to his own designs and inventions related to flight.

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  • 6. 

    How was power provided in early sketches of his flying machines?

    • A.

      Gear-based system

    • B.

      A man flapping

    • C.

      Wind

    • D.

      Solar

    Correct Answer
    B. A man flapping
    Explanation
    In early sketches of his flying machines, power was provided by a man flapping. This suggests that the inventor intended for the flying machines to be powered by human effort, with the individual flapping their arms or wings to generate the necessary lift and propulsion. This concept is similar to how birds and other flying creatures use their wings to fly.

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  • 7. 

    What did the first parachute contain that is NOT in modern day versions?

    • A.

      Metal

    • B.

      Leather

    • C.

      Wooden poles

    • D.

      Fabrics

    Correct Answer
    C. Wooden poles
    Explanation
    In the early days of parachutes, they were constructed with wooden poles to provide structure and support. However, modern day versions of parachutes have evolved to be more lightweight and flexible, using materials such as fabrics and synthetic fibers. The inclusion of wooden poles in the first parachutes was eventually replaced by more advanced and efficient designs, making them unnecessary in modern versions.

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  • 8. 

    Realizing he couldn't fly by himself, what did he invent instead?

    • A.

      Helicopter

    • B.

      Hand glider

    • C.

      Tank

    • D.

      Plane

    Correct Answer
    B. Hand glider
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Hand glider. The question suggests that the person in question initially believed he could fly by himself but later realized it was not possible. As a result, he invented something else to fulfill his desire to fly. Out of the given options, a hand glider is the most suitable invention for someone who wants to glide through the air without the aid of an engine or external power source.

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  • 9. 

    What was the first step when Leonardo drew people?

    • A.

      Drew them naked

    • B.

      Sketched the background

    • C.

      Drew their faces

    • D.

      Outlined the bodies

    Correct Answer
    A. Drew them naked
    Explanation
    Leonardo's first step when drawing people was to draw them naked. This initial step allowed him to accurately capture the proportions and anatomy of the human body. By starting with a nude figure, Leonardo could focus on understanding the underlying structure before adding clothing or other details. This approach was essential in his pursuit of realistic and lifelike representations of the human form.

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  • 10. 

    What did he use to give paintings more realism and depth?

    • A.

      Vivid colors

    • B.

      Oil paints

    • C.

      Live models

    • D.

      Perspective

    Correct Answer
    D. Perspective
    Explanation
    Perspective is the technique used to create the illusion of depth and three-dimensionality in a two-dimensional artwork. By using perspective, an artist can accurately represent the way objects appear to recede into the distance, creating a sense of realism. While vivid colors, oil paints, and live models can all contribute to the overall realism of a painting, it is perspective that specifically addresses the issue of depth.

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  • 11. 

    What was used to make paints?

    • A.

      Egg yolk

    • B.

      Water

    • C.

      Oil

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Paints can be made using various ingredients, including egg yolk, water, and oil. Egg yolk is commonly used in tempera paints, water is used in watercolor paints, and oil is used in oil paints. Therefore, all of the above options are correct as they represent different types of paints that can be made using these ingredients.

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  • 12. 

    What were materials for brushes made of?

    • A.

      Hog's bristle

    • B.

      Squirrel Fur

    • C.

      Hen feathers

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Brushes were made of various materials including hog's bristle, squirrel fur, and hen feathers. Different materials were used for different types of brushes, depending on their intended purpose and the desired effect. Hog's bristle brushes were commonly used for oil painting due to their stiffness and ability to hold paint well. Squirrel fur brushes were softer and more delicate, often used for watercolor painting. Hen feathers were also used for certain types of brushes, particularly for calligraphy and fine detailing. Therefore, all of the above materials were used for making brushes.

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  • 13. 

    What is the oldest way to make paint?

    • A.

      Oils

    • B.

      Eggs tempura

    • C.

      Water and ground pigment

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    B. Eggs tempura
    Explanation
    Eggs tempura is the oldest way to make paint. This technique dates back to ancient Egypt and was commonly used in medieval Europe. It involves mixing pigments with egg yolk to create a durable and vibrant paint. The use of eggs as a binding agent allows the paint to adhere well to various surfaces. This method was widely used for centuries before the development of other types of paint, such as oils and water-based paints.

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  • 14. 

    How did Leonardo learn about the human body?

    • A.

      Cut up bodies from hospitals

    • B.

      Dissected dead animals

    • C.

      Researched prior studies

    • D.

      Did surgery on himself

    Correct Answer
    A. Cut up bodies from hospitals
    Explanation
    Leonardo learned about the human body by cutting up bodies from hospitals. This method of studying anatomy through dissection was common during Leonardo's time and allowed him to observe and understand the structure and functioning of the human body in detail. By examining actual human bodies, he was able to gain firsthand knowledge of anatomy and make accurate anatomical drawings and discoveries. This method of learning provided Leonardo with valuable insights that he used in his artwork and scientific studies.

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  • 15. 

    What invention would cure long-sightedness according to Leonardo?

    • A.

      Glasses

    • B.

      Binoculars

    • C.

      Contact Lens

    • D.

      Magnifying Glass

    Correct Answer
    C. Contact Lens
    Explanation
    Leonardo believed that contact lenses would be the invention to cure long-sightedness. Contact lenses are a corrective visual aid that are directly placed on the eye, providing a clear and focused vision. Unlike glasses, which can be cumbersome and obstructive, contact lenses offer a more natural and convenient solution for individuals with long-sightedness. Leonardo's belief in contact lenses as a cure for long-sightedness suggests his understanding of the potential benefits of this invention in improving vision.

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  • 16. 

    What did Leonardo try to search for?

    • A.

      Heart

    • B.

      Kidney

    • C.

      Soul

    • D.

      Bladder

    Correct Answer
    C. Soul
    Explanation
    Leonardo tried to search for the soul.

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  • 17. 

    Based on what you found about Michaelangelo and Leonardo, what was one significant impact they had on the world?

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