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Gallery of Sistine Chapel ceiling: Quiz


Question 1: Noah's Ark floats in the background while people struggle to escape the rising water of the ________.
Me (mythology)Mesopotamian mythologySumerian religionDeluge myth

Question 2: The ceiling is that of the large Sistine Chapel built within the Vatican by ________, begun in 1477 and finished by 1480.
Pope Eugene IVPope Nicholas VPope Alexander VIPope Sixtus IV

Question 3: The First Day of Creation, ________ divides light from Darkness.

Question 4: The children may represent particular children who are mentioned in the Bible, such as ________ and Samuel.
IsaacEnoch (Biblical figure)JacobAbraham

Question 5: The composition of many of the pictures is similar to that found in depictions of the Holy Family resting on the ________.
Saint JosephFlight into EgyptJesusBiblical Magi

Question 6: Both have been included by Michelangelo as a sign that the Messiah (________) was to come not just for the Jews but also for the Gentiles (non-Jewish people).
GospelJesusNew TestamentNew Testament view on Jesus' life

Question 7: Along the centre of the ceiling are nine scenes depicting the Story of Creation, the Downfall of Humanity and the Story of Noah as told in the ________.
BiblePsalmsBook of EnochBook of Genesis

Question 8: The Prophets of Israel and the Sibyls of the pagan world foretold the coming of the ________.
JesusSecond ComingJewish eschatologyMessiah

Question 9: This gallery illustrates the main article at ________.
Sistine Chapel ceilingDavid (Michelangelo)MichelangeloSt. Peter's Basilica

Question 10: The Creation of Eve is based on a sculpture in ________.


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