What Do You Know About Leonardo da Vinci?

 Leonardo da Vinci is considered by many to be among the biggest geniuses in all of history. That's no mean feat! He was proficient in so many things, and we are still discovering incredible things about him to this day. Do you know a little about this great mind? Let's find out!
 
 
Italian artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci lived during what period?
The Renaissance period began in Italy in the 14th century and spread to the rest of Europe. The period, which ended in the 17th century, marked a transition from ancient to modern times and many advances in art, architecture, and scholarship.
Enlightenment
Renaissance
Industrial Revolution
Middle Ages
 
 
Where in Italy was da Vinci born?
Naples
Vinci
Rome
Venice
 
 
What was the theme of most of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings?
Religious
Man vs. Nature
City Life
Pastoral
 
Which of these paintings was NOT painted by Leonardo da Vinci?
The Last Supper
Virgin of the Rocks
The Baptism of Christ
The School of Athens
 
 
True or False: Leonardo da Vinci was married three times.
Leonardo da Vinci was never married. He spent most of his time with friends and most of them were men, leading to some speculation that he may have been gay.
True
False
 
 
At the age of 14 Leonardo became an apprentice for what artist?
Verrocchio
Michelangelo
Donatello
Raphael
 
 
True or False: Leonardo da Vinci was a vegetarian
He was a known animal lover and was known to buy birds in cages just to free them.
True
False
 
 
Leonardo da Vinci was called the "Homo Universalis", which is Latin for what type of man?
Artistic
Wise
Uncompromising
Skilled in numerous fields
 
 
Which century was Leonardo da Vinci born in?
15th
14th
13th
16th
 
 
Da Vinci drew a famous anatomical drawing of a man. What was it called?
The Vitruvian Man
The Perfect Man
Man in God's Proportions
The Engineering of Man
 
 
Which of these things was Leonardo da Vinci NOT skilled at?
He was known as a non-political person.
Math
Science
Art
Architecture
Music
Politics
 
 
Leonardo da Vinci guarded his writings by inventing his own shorthand. What else did he do when writing?
Wrote backwards from right to left
Mix words with the words before and after them
Wrote the words upside down
Wrote the words phonetically in Greek
 
Shall We Try Again?
Seems like the life and art of Leonardo da Vinci is not something you know a lot about. What a great opportunity then to read our answers and learn a bit more about this genius of the ages.
 
Good Work!
Leo would be chuffed that you still know this much about him 500 years later. Kudos for your historical and artistic knowledge! How about trying again for an even higher score, or alternatively look at the answers.
 
Superb Knowledge!
Leonardo would be proud to know that even now, 500 years later, some people still know so much about him. He did deserve it, being the incredible artist, inventor and engineer he was, among many other things. Congratulations
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