Are You Ready To Take The Art History Quiz Questions?

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There have been some very great works of art throughout history and some of them are still well preserved for us to view and appreciate them today. In the sixth-grade art history class we have been able to cover some of the works. Take up the test below and get to find out just how much you can recall.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the name of the art movement that was developed by artists who painted outside, capturing the changing colors of light in nature? 
    • A. 

      Expressionism

    • B. 

      Post-Impressionism

    • C. 

      Impressionism

    • D. 

      Futurism

  • 2. 
    What was the name of Vincent Van Gogh's younger brother who was an art dealer and to whom Vincent frequently wrote letters?
    • A. 

      Tom

    • B. 

      Theo

    • C. 

      Thor

    • D. 

      Tim

  • 3. 
    We have studied several movements in art history.  What is the chronological order of these movements? A) Expressionism, Post-Expressionism, Impressionism, African Mask Inspired Art, Cubism, Futurism B) Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, African Mask Inspired Art C) Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Expressionism, African Mask Inspired Art, Cubism, Futurism D) Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Expressionism, Futurism, African Mask Inspired Art, Cubism
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 4. 
    Who made the extremely simple sculptures "Bird in Space" and "Fish?"
    • A. 

      Giorgio de Chirico

    • B. 

      Wassily Kandinsky

    • C. 

      Constantin Brancusi

    • D. 

      Pablo Picasso

  • 5. 
    Who painted African masks over women's faces in the painting "Les Desmoiselles d'Avignon?"
    • A. 

      Paul Gauguin

    • B. 

      Claude Monet

    • C. 

      Renee Magritte

    • D. 

      Pablo Picasso

  • 6. 
    Who was the Russian artist who moved to Germany in the early 1900's, who painted abstract lines, shapes, checkerboards and bullseyes?
    • A. 

      Marcel Duchamp

    • B. 

      Wassily Kandinsky

    • C. 

      Constantin Brancusi

    • D. 

      Edgar Degas

  • 7. 
    Who used African masks to inspire the elongated faces of his paintings and sculptures?
    • A. 

      Amadeo Modigliani

    • B. 

      Giorgio de Chirico

    • C. 

      Giacomo Balla

    • D. 

      George Seurat

  • 8. 
    Who worked as a minister in a coal mining town in Belgium?
    • A. 

      Jackson Pollock

    • B. 

      Paul Signac

    • C. 

      Vincent Van Gogh

    • D. 

      Franz Marc

  • 9. 
    Which of the following pieces of artwork was important for bridging two movements in art history?
    • A. 

      Umberto Boccioni's "Unique Forms of Continuity in Space" - sculpture of a walking man

    • B. 

      George Seurat's "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Grande Jatte" - dot painting

    • C. 

      Pablo Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" - a bunch of naked ladies

    • D. 

      Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night" - swirly sky with stars

  • 10. 
    What movements did the painting (referred to in question #9) bridge?
    • A. 

      Cubism and Futurism

    • B. 

      Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

    • C. 

      Art Inspired by African Masks and Cubism

    • D. 

      Futurism and Dadaism

  • 11. 
    What was one reason that "Fountain" was created?
    • A. 

      To add a water element to traditional sculpture

    • B. 

      To inspire viewers to voice their opinions

    • C. 

      To experiment with new methods in making porcelain sculpture

  • 12. 
    What movement does this describe: Artists veered away from representational subjects and started experimenting with shape, color, balance and personal voice. 
    • A. 

      Futurism

    • B. 

      Cubism

    • C. 

      Expressionism

    • D. 

      Post-Impressionism

  • 13. 
    In the early 1900's in Paris, what were artists sharing that eventually lead to the Cubism movement?
    • A. 

      Lead to make white paint

    • B. 

      Brushes

    • C. 

      Wood boards

    • D. 

      African masks

  • 14. 
    Who was the artist in the list below who had too many girlfriends and wives? 
    • A. 

      Vincent Van Gogh

    • B. 

      Edgar Degas

    • C. 

      Wassily Kandinsky

    • D. 

      Pablo Picasso

  • 15. 
    Who was the artist who enjoyed his time in a psychiatric institution?
    • A. 

      Renee Magritte

    • B. 

      Salvadore Dali

    • C. 

      Vincent Van Gogh

    • D. 

      Paul Gauguin

  • 16. 
    What was the name of the movement that came about as a reaction to WWI?
    • A. 

      Post Impressionism

    • B. 

      Dadaism

    • C. 

      Futurism

    • D. 

      Cubism

  • 17. 
    Who was the nasty artist who went with Vincent Van Gogh to Arles and who encouraged Vincent to paint with fewer strokes?
    • A. 

      Paul Gauguin

    • B. 

      Paul Cezanne

    • C. 

      Andy Warhol

    • D. 

      Constantin Brancusi

  • 18. 
    What was the name of the Post Impressionist artist who flattened his brushstrokes, thereby foreshadowing Expressionism?
    • A. 

      George Seurat

    • B. 

      Pablo Picasso

    • C. 

      George Braque

    • D. 

      Paul Cezanne

  • 19. 
    What was the name of the doctor who treated the French Impressionist artists for free?
    • A. 

      Dr. Spock

    • B. 

      Dr. Seuss

    • C. 

      Dr. Zhivago

    • D. 

      Dr. Gachet

  • 20. 
    What was the name of Vincent Van Gogh's brother who was stillborn exactly one year before Vincent was born? 
    • A. 

      Theo

    • B. 

      Paul

    • C. 

      Vincent

    • D. 

      Bob

  • 21. 
    What did Umberto Boccioni make?
    • A. 

      A sculpture of a fish

    • B. 

      A sculpture of a bird

    • C. 

      A sculpture of a dude walking

    • D. 

      A sculpture of a woman with a long neck

  • 22. 
    Who was known for painting dots?
    • A. 

      Manet

    • B. 

      Seurat

    • C. 

      Monet

    • D. 

      Degas

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