Adoration of the Magi by Botticelli: Analysis & Overview


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In what year did Botticelli paint his most famous version of The Adoration of the Magi?

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1. From a religious perspective, who is NOT portrayed in Botticelli's The Adoration of the Magi?

2. Which of the following is NOT one of the reasons Gaspare di Zanobi del Lama commissioned Botticelli to create The Adoration of the Magi?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Botticelli's works are often cited as key representational pieces of the Renaissance due to their masterful illustrations of popular scenes and themes. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of one of these crucial paintings: Adoration of the Magi.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The history and context of Adoration of the Magi
  • What the scene does and does not depict
  • Figures represented in the painting

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about Botticelli and his significant work
  • Making connections - correlate your knowledge of art history or of religious history to make determinations about key figures and events being represented in the scene
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Adoration of the Magi

Additional Learning

To learn more about this particular painting, review the accompanying lesson called Adoration of the Magi by Botticelli: Analysis, Lesson & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explains the historical and cultural background of this painting and its themes
  • Explains the multiple reinterpretations and depictions of this scene that Botticelli painted
  • Details key figures and themes portrayed in the painting