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House of Medici

What do you know about famous rulers whose influence later spread to all of the Italian peninsula and the rest of Europe?
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Last updated: August 15, 2022
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1. In what century did the Medici family come to power?
17th
15th
13th
2. What city did the Medici family rule?
Venice
Milan
Florence
3. What trade did the Medici family deal to become wealthy?
Selling art
Banking and wool
Silk weaving
4. Which member of the family was the founder of the Medici dynasty?
Lorenzo
Giovanni
Cosimo
5. How many popes came from the Medici family?
2
4
3
6. What country did both Catherine de' Medici and Marie de' Medici become queens of?
England
Russia
France
7. Which Medici ruler was know as "the Magnificent?"
Cosimo
Piero
Lorenzo
8. Which of these diseases plagued many members of the Medici family?
Haemophilia
Gout
Yellow fever
9. What was the name of the conspiracy to overthrow the Medici by murdering both Lorenzo and his brother Giuliano in 1478?
Pazzi conspiracy
Medici conspiracy
Albizzi conspiracy
10. Which artist did Lorenzo give a room in the Medici palace to stay in and money to continue studying art?
Michelangelo
Leonardo da Vinci
Filippo Brunelleschi
11. What was the name of Lorenzo's successor known as "the Unfortunate", under whose rule the Medici were temporarily overthrown?
Giulio
Galeazzo
Piero
12. When the Medici were temporarily overthrown, the city came under the rule of a which fanatical monk?
Girolamo Riario
Girolamo Savonarola
Francesco Salviati
13. What was the name of Cosimo de' Medici's wife?
Contessina de Bardi
Clarice Orsini
Piccarda Bueri
14. Which member of Medici family became pope Clement VII?
Filippo
Giulio
Alessandro
15. What was the name of Cosimo's grand-daughter who was married to Guglielmo de Pazzi from rival family?
Bianca
Ginevra
Maddalena
16. Who painted famous "Mars and Venus", for whose painting the models were probably Giuliano de 'Medici and Simonetta Vespucci?
Giotto
Sandro Botticelli
Donatello
17. Cosimo's son Piero and his wife Lucrezia had four children. Which was not among them?
Giuliano
Lorenzo
Lucrezia
Bianca
Carlo
18. Which architect made Cosimo's dream to complete the Duomo of Florence?
Michelangelo
Raphael
Filippo Brunelleschi
19. Which member of the Medici family was assassinated by the Pazzi family in front of 10,000 people at the Easter church service?
Giovanni
Cosimo
Giuliano
20. Who was the head of the Pazzi family, who became the greatest enemies to the Medici family?
Renato
Jacopo
Francesco
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