Caravaggio Fun Quiz: how much do you know about the artist?

How much do you know about Caravaggio, the painter? Take the quiz and find out:


Caravaggio's The Fortune Teller

Caravaggio’s The Fortune Teller


  1. Where was he born? a. Rome, b. Naples, c. Milan


  1. What was he like? a. Volatile and abrasive, b. Calm and peaceful, c. Cold and calculating


  1. What kind of painting style is he famous for? a. Romantic, b. Baroque, c. Impressionist


  1. What was the most original trait of his paintings? a. Tenebrism (chiaroscuro), b. Idealization of reality, c. Emulation of the classical models


  1. How did he die? a. Not clear, b. Hanged in Rome, c. Of old age


  1. Was he famous while he was alive? a. Not at all, b. Only after he turned 70, c. Pretty much


  1. Was he ever married? a. Never, b. Twice,  c. Once, but he became a widower soon


  1. Did he have powerful patrons? a. No,   b. Only near his death,  c. Yes, especially Cardinal del Mondo


  1. What’s the historical context he lived in?  a. The Industrial Revolution, b. The Counter-Reformation,   c. The Renaissance


  1. Which one is not a Caravaggio painting: a. The Death of the Virgin, b. Las Meninas,  c. Young Sick Bacchus



Caravaggio's quiz. Answer key.

Answer key


Note: the quiz above is from the ebook: TEACHING ENGLISH WITH ART: CARAVAGGIO. For further info on the series please CLICK HERE:

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Jorge Sette


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