Vincent van Gogh: Biography & Artwork


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What was the profession of Vincent van Gogh's father?

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1. With whom did van Gogh exchange frequent letters that have remained an excellent source of information to his thinking?

2. Which type of malady did Van Gogh suffer?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo covers specific aspects of Vincent van Gogh's early life, such as his relationship with his family and his physical and mental health. You will also learn about the famous works of art he created while dealing with his multiple health problems.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz questions to check your knowledge of the following:

  • The profession of Vincent van Gogh's father
  • Which family member maintained a frequent correspondence with van Gogh
  • The health malady that caused van Gogh trouble throughout his life
  • Which part of his body Vincent van Gogh cut off
  • van Gogh's death

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Vincent van Gogh lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about van Gogh's physical and mental health problems in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding van Gogh's relationship with his family and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Keep exploring Vincent van Gogh's life by reviewing the accompanying lesson called Vincent van Gogh: Biography & Artwork. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify famous works of art by Vincent van Gogh
  • Understand the artistic styles and personal history that inspired van Gogh's work
  • Contrast van Gogh's often dark impressionist paintings with the work of other impressionists at the time