Answers are below the exercises. Good luck.
Fioravanti continued his work in Rome and in Bologna, but an event occurred which would change his life forever, derailing his Italian career and playing a part in his eventual decision to relocate to Russia.
_____ (T) In June of 1473, Fioravanti was unexpectedly accused of counterfeiting false coins.
_____ (Q) A wave of interest in all things Persian passed through Western Europe and Persian style shoes were enthusiastically adopted by aristocrats, who sought to give their appearance a virile, masculine edge that, it suddenly seemed, only heeled shoes could supply.
_____ (R) As the wearing of heels filtered into the lower ranks of society, the aristocracy responded by dramatically increasing the height of their shoes - and the high heel was born.
_____ (T) In the muddy, rutted streets of 17th Century Europe, these new shoes had no utility value whatsoever - but that was the point: one of the best ways that status can be conveyed is through impracticality.
The victory over Babylonia expressed all the facets of the policy of conciliation which Cyrus had followed until then.
_____ (Q) Indeed, Cyrus had no thought of forcing conquered people into a single mold, and had the wisdom to merely remove the often corrupt leadership of a conquered territory, replacing it with his 'tolerant' dictatorship.
Fioravanti - 2,5,3,1,4 Q=2, R=5, S=3, T=1, U=4
High Heels - 3,4,1,5,2
Cyrus --> 2,1,4,3,5
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