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

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

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