Michelangelo: Multiple Choice Grammar Test
Michelangelo was, perhaps, the greatest artist in history. He painted(1) _________famous Sistine Chapel. His experience proved one thing: creativity is work. Michelangelo had 6,000 (2) _________feet of ceiling to cover - the size of four average house roofs.
Anyone who (3) _________a ceiling with a paint roller has caught a hint of the physical difficulty of (4) _________task. But Michelangelo’s plan (5) _________for 300 separate, (6) _________portraits of men and women. For more than three years the artist devoted all his laborious exhausting strain to (7) _________the vast overhead space with his tiny brushes.
Sometimes he painted standing on a huge scaffold, a paintbrush (8) _________over his head. Sometimes he sat, his nose inches from the ceiling. Sometimes he painted while (9) _________on his back. His back, shoulders, neck, and arms cramped (10) _________.
In the long days of summer he had light (11) _________17 hours a day, taking food and a chamber pot with him on the sixty (12) _________scaffold. For 30 days (13) _________a stretch he slept in his clothes, not even (14) _________his boots. Paint dribbled into his eyes so he could barely see. Freezing in the winter, sweating in the summer, he painted until at last the ceiling looked like a ceiling no more. He (15) _________it into the piece of drama, with creatures so real that they seemed to breathe.
|3||has painted||paints||had painted||painting|
|4||so a||such||so||such a|
|7||to paint||painting||be painted||paint|
|14||to take off||taking off||take off||took off|
|15||had transformed||has transformed||transformed||transforms|
1.B; 2.C; 3.A; 4.D; 5.A; 6.D; 7.B; 8.C; 9.B; 10.D; 11.A; 12.D; 13.C; 14.B; 15.A