Venus of Willendorf: History & Facts


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The Venus of Willendorf was found near the town of Willendorf, which is in what country?

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1. According to some archaeologists, why is the Venus of Willendorf so small?

2. Why do some scholars argue the Venus of Willendorf should be renamed the 'Woman' of Willendorf?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet combination will display your knowledge of the Venus of Willendorf. While talking the quiz, you will be tested on where the Venus was found and its size.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Where the Venus was found
  • Why the Venus is small
  • The time period that the Venus dates to
  • Argument of scholars that the Venus should be renamed

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Venus
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about it being renamed
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding archaeologists' conclusions about the Venus of Willendorf and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Discover more about this fascinating artifact by reviewing the lesson called Venue of Willendorf: History & Facts. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Details archaeologist Josef Szombathy finding the Venus in 1908
  • Explains the appearance of the statue
  • Explores the meaning of the Venus
  • Covers aspects of Paleolithic society