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  • 1. Leonardo da Vinci
  • 2. Reading Comprehension Questions
    • What was the relationship between Leonardo’s father and mother before they got married?
  • 3.
    • Leonardo’s mother had been his father’s servant.
  • 4.
    • Is there any special meaning attached to Leonardo’s last name, Vinci ?
  • 5.
    • Vinci was borrowed from the name of the town where Leonardo lived.
  • 6.
    • What does “da” mean in “Leonardo da Vinci”?
  • 7.
    • of
  • 8.
    • Did Leonardo live together with his parents all the time?
  • 9.
    • Leonardo lived the first five years with his mother, afterwards moving to his father’s house.
  • 10.
    • How was Leonardo’s father different from other people at that time?
  • 11.
    • His father was educated and wealthy. He had books most people didn’t have a chance to have.
  • 12.
    • How were books created at that time?
  • 13.
    • Books were made by hand; they were written on expensive sheep skin.
  • 14.
    • What was the first reason why Leonardo was considered one of the greatest geniuses?
  • 15.
    • Leonardo’s understanding of the world came from his attempt to understand why he had been left only with his father.
  • 16.
    • What was the second reason why Leonardo was considered one of the greatest geniuses?
  • 17.
    • Leonardo had a chance to observe creative people and learned from them.
  • 18.
    • What was the third reason why Leonardo was considered one of the greatest geniuses?
  • 19.
    • Leonardo loved nature and perhaps learned a lot from everything around him.
  • 20.
    • What was the fourth reason why Leonardo was considered one of the greatest geniuses?
  • 21.
    • He developed systematic skills for observing the world, so he became a painter shortly.
  • 22.
    • What was so special with Medusa?
  • 23.
    • In ancient Greek mythology, a woman who had snakes instead of hair and turned everyone who looked at her into stone.
  • 24.
    • Do you think Leonardo concentrated on his painting?
  • 25.
    • He even did not notice the bad smell of some insects collected as his painting targets.
  • 26.
    • What was the fifth reason why Leonardo was considered one of the greatest geniuses?
  • 27.
    • He was born in a period of renaissance , so he got many chances to learn from great artists.
  • 28.
    • When did Leonardo move to Florence?
  • 29.
    • At the age of eight.
  • 30.
    • What advice did Leonardo have for others?
  • 31.
    • “With slight strokes, take a note in a little book which you should always carry with you.”