Auguste Rodin: Biography, Sculptures & Artwork


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In which city was Auguste Rodin born?

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1. From which university was Auguste Rodin rejected?

2. Which of the following works was Auguste Rodin's first big commission?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet combo to solidify your understanding of the life of French artist Auguste Rodin. By answering these practice questions, you'll understand how Rodin's life influenced his work why his art remains revolutionary today.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These learning assessments will test you on the following:

  • Rodin's birthplace
  • Rodin's early successes and failures
  • Rodin's evolution as an artist
  • Rodin's personal life

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will test you on the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - identify Rodin's most famous and influential works
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Auguste Rodin
  • Knowledge application - use what you already know about art history to answer questions about Rodin's work
  • Making connections - understand how aspects of Rodin's personal life influenced his artwork

Additional Learning

To learn more about this famous artist, watch the accompanying lesson on Auguste Rodin. The lesson covers the following concepts:

  • Learn about Rodin's life
  • Identify and contextualize Rodin's most famous works, including as The Thinker
  • Understand the artistic methods Rodin used in his work
  • Assess why Rodin's work was controversial during his lifetime and why its celebrated today