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Question 1:
Where did Petrarch die?

Question 2:
What is the nationality of Petrarch?
Italian
Unknown
Switzerland
Norwegian

Question 3: The team from the ________ also hoped to reconstruct his cranium in order to generate a computerized image of his features to coincide with his 700th birthday.
University of PaduaSapienza University of RomeUniversity of BolognaUniversity of Catania

Question 4: There is psychological realism in the description of Laura, and Petrarch's love is by no means conventional – unlike some cliché women of troubadours and ________.
Courtly loveRomance (love)StorgeChemical basis for love

Question 5:
When is Petrarch's birthday?
1955-06-25
1979-08-20
1904-04-03
1304-07-20

Question 6: Petrarch however was primarily interested in writing and ________ and considered these seven years wasted.
Classical LatinAncient Rome and wineMedieval LatinLatin literature

Question 7: Laura may have been Laura de Noves, the wife of Count Hugues de Sade (an ancestor of the ________).
Johann Wolfgang von GoetheVoltaireImmanuel KantMarquis de Sade

Question 8: On April 8, 1341, he became the first ________ since antiquity and was crowned on the holy grounds of Rome's Capitol.
Poet LaureateRobert FrostJoseph BrodskyEngland

Question 9: Perhaps the poet was inspired by a famous singer he met in ________ around 1350's[23].
SicilyLombardyItalyVeneto

Question 10: Petrarch spent much of his early life at ________ and nearby Carpentras, where his family moved to follow Pope Clement V who moved there in 1309 to begin the Avignon Papacy.
LyonMarseilleParisAvignon
















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