What Is an Illuminated Manuscript?


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What is an illuminated manuscript?

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1. What is gilding?

2. What was a scriptorium and who worked there?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of illuminated manuscripts. To pass the quiz, you will need to know the definition of illuminated manuscript and related key terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on the definitions of:

  • Illuminated manuscript
  • Scriptorium
  • Gilding
  • Historiated initial
  • Vellum

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on illuminated manuscripts
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the techniques and styles used in illuminated manuscripts
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who worked at a scriptorium

Additional Learning

To learn more about illuminated manuscripts, review the accompanying lesson called What is an Illuminated Manuscript. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the history of illuminated manuscripts
  • Learn how illuminated manuscripts were produced
  • Understand the techniques used to create illuminated manuscripts