Michelangelo & the Painting of Sistine Chapel


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Which of the following scenes was not painted by Michelangelo?

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1. Why were some people critical of Michelangelo's The Last Judgment?

2. Which of the following complications did Michelangelo encounter as he was painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Sistine Chapel is a famous church in Vatican City known for its beautiful paintings and historical and religious significance. The lesson will teach you about the historical facts surrounding Michelangelo's art in the Sistine Chapel, and the quiz will ask you specific questions about it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Which scenes were painted by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel
  • Why some people were critical of Michelangelo's The Last Judgement
  • Complications the artist encountered when he painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
  • What message the four biblical stories on corners of the ceiling convey
  • The overall theme of The Last Judgement

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the painting of the Sistine Chapel
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the themes and messages inherent in Michelangelo's paintings
  • Information recall - verify that you can read information regarding historically religious and significant artwork and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the artwork of a famous historical church, review the corresponding lesson titled Michelangelo & the Painting of Sistine Chapel. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Introduces what the Sistine Chapel was and who Michelangelo was
  • Describes how Michelangelo was commissioned by Pope Julius II
  • Examines the ornately painted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and what it depicts
  • Explores the altar wall of the chapel, specifically Michelangelo's The Last Judgement