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Have you heard of Artemisia Gentileschi? She was one of the pre-eminent painters of the 17th century. Here's a chance to get acquainted with this remarkable artist.

    1. Why was Gentileschi considered "monstrous"?
    A. Because she abandoned her children
    B. Because painting was considered a male prerogative
    C. Because she stole art supplies from the local academy

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    2. Which prominent Roman artist was Gentileschi introduced to?
A. Michelangelo
B. Titian
C. Caravaggio

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    3. When did Gentileschi learn to read and write?
A. As an adult
B. As a precocious two year old
C. At age ten

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    4. How old was Gentileschi when she painted her famous canvas, "Susanna and the Elders"?
A. Thirty five
B. Seventeen
C. Forty two

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    5. When Getileschi was raped by an art teacher, what did the Judge do?
A. Forced the man to marry her
B. Sent the man to prison
C. Ordered that she be tortured

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    6. After the trial, what great honor was bestowed upon Gentileschi?
A. She was named an Official at the Academy of Design
B. She was awarded the Prix de Rome
C. She was commissioned by the Pope to paint his portrait

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    7. Who was Gentileschi's Florentine patron?
A. Guiseppi Uffizi
B. The Grand Duke Cosimo II
C. The Archibishop of Genoa

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    8. What was Gentileschi called on a commemorative medal?
A. A "daughter of Rome"
B. An "esteemed Italian"
C. A "celebrated woman painter"

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    9. What foreign dignitary later became Gentileschi's patron?
A. King Charles I of England
B. The Archduke of Patagonia
C. The Dauphin of France

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    10. How was Gentileschi described in the notices of her death? ?
A. As an esteemed painter
B. As a contributor to the legacy of Italian painting
C. As a nymphomaniac and adulterer

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    11. What subject matter pursued by Gentileschi particlarly inflamed contemporary men?
A. Women breast-feeding
B. Strong women resisting male dominance.
C. Male weakness in battle

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    12. What is presumed to be the cause of Gentileschi's death?
A. Suicide
B. Bubonic plague
C. A public lynching

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    13. What was one favorite topic of Gentileschi?
A. Historic battles
B. Women in the Bible
C. Jesus and his disciples

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    14. What other subject did Gentileschi paint frequently?
A. Doctors
B. Musicians
C. Warriors

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    15. What was the title of Gentileschi's self portrait?
A. Self-Portait as the Allegory of Painting
B. Self-Portrait as the Mayor of Rome
C. Self-Portrait as the Bride of Sisyphus

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