Leonardo Da Vinci: Drawings, Sculptures & Inventions


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What part of a drawing or painting would Leonardo's 'sfumato' technique be useful in?

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1. What did Leonardo believe was the best way humanity could reach total understanding of the world?

2. What field of engineering did Leonardo begin working in centuries before others with his designs like the Ornithopter?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

While he is generally celebrated as an artist who painted a collection of Renaissance masterpieces, Leonardo da Vinci's powerful imagination generated ideas and inventions in many disciplines and fields. This quiz and lesson will help you understand Leonardo's creative and scientific mind, and his ability to imagine devices and machines hundreds of years before technology made them possible.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

As part of this assessment on Leonardo da Vinci, you'll be quizzed on the following topics:

  • Signature element of Leonardo's style of drawing
  • Leonardo's engineering achievements
  • Setting for much of Leonardo's work on weaponry
  • Leonardo's approach to comprehending the world
  • The purpose of the Vitruvian Man sketch

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained on Leonardo da Vinci's art and inventions
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read an account of Leonardo's work in science and engineering and understand the main points
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to describe Leonardo's different inventions
  • Making connections - describe how Leonardo's inventions were an extension of his role as an artist

Additional Learning

For more information, examples and illustrations of the work of this major Renaissance figure, read the lesson, Leonard Da Vinci: Drawings, Sculptures & Inventions. The lesson will help you with the following goals:

  • Understand the scope of Leonardo's accomplishments
  • List some of Leonardo's inventions
  • Explain Leonardo's interest and development of weaponry
  • Describe the unique characteristics of Il Cavallo