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Test on Elements of Design and Principles of Design


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  • 1. 
    Jesse is creating a poster for the school play using reds and oranges to evoke emotion. What element of design is he using?
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Line

    • C. 

      Shape

    • D. 

      Texture

  • 2. 
    Tim is changing the size, color and placements of components in his project to make his design have a feel of equal distribution. What is he trying to achieve?
    • A. 

      Balance

    • B. 

      Contrast

    • C. 

      Emphasis

    • D. 

      Shape

  • 3. 
    Logan’s poster project appeared to be oversaturated.  This is a characteristic of what element of design?
    • A. 

      Line

    • B. 

      Shape

    • C. 

      Texture

    • D. 

      Color

  • 4. 
    Jason’s t-shirt design was darker than the other students in the class.  The instructor felt it should be lighter.  This is a characteristic of what element of design?
    • A. 

      Line

    • B. 

      Shape

    • C. 

      Texture

    • D. 

      Color

  • 5. 
    Jimmy is drawing a cartoon character that is always depressed.  Which color is best suited to describe his mood?
    • A. 

      Yellow

    • B. 

      Blue

    • C. 

      Red

    • D. 

      Orange

  • 6. 
    Thomas is sketching an image of cars racing down a street.  He wants them to appear as if they have movement. This is a characteristic of what element of design?
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Line

    • C. 

      Shape

    • D. 

      Texture

  • 7. 
    Beth is designing a fire evacuation map for her school.  She needs to include a directional route.  What type of element of design is being used?
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Line

    • C. 

      Shape

    • D. 

      Texture

  • 8. 
    Kip has been hired to create a logo for a moving company.  He has decided to use a box as part of his design. Which element of design is being used?
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Line

    • C. 

      Shape

    • D. 

      Texture

  • 9. 
    You need to create a design that is bright and cheerful.  What color is best expresses this feeling?
    • A. 

      Blue

    • B. 

      Orange

    • C. 

      Red

    • D. 

      Yellow

  • 10. 
    Mattie added dots to the graphic she designed for the lumber company to show a rough surface.  Which element of design is being used?
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Line

    • C. 

      Shape

    • D. 

      Texture

  • 11. 
    Rough or smooth appearance is a characteristic of which element of design?
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Line

    • C. 

      Shape

    • D. 

      Texture

  • 12. 
    Hue is a characteristic of which element of design?
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Line

    • C. 

      Shape

    • D. 

      Texture

  • 13. 
    Rod is creating a design to warn others about an electrical shock hazard.  What color is best suited to express danger?
    • A. 

      Blue

    • B. 

      Orange

    • C. 

      Red

    • D. 

      Yellow

  • 14. 
    How does the addition of black, white or gray to a color affect the color?
    • A. 

      Increases the saturation

    • B. 

      Lowers the saturation

    • C. 

      Lowers the hue

    • D. 

      Increases the hue

  • 15. 
    Which term best describes the look that gentle curves give to a design?
    • A. 

      High energy

    • B. 

      Dangerous

    • C. 

      Soft, relaxed

    • D. 

      More saturated

  • 16. 
    Tom wanted to add more interest to the look of his design so he added ____________ lines.
    • A. 

      Horizontal

    • B. 

      Diagonal

    • C. 

      Vertical

    • D. 

      Curved

  • 17. 
    Another name for informal balance is 
    • A. 

      Graduation

    • B. 

      Bold

    • C. 

      Proportion

    • D. 

      Assymetrical

  • 18. 
    Select the statement that is NOT an characteristic of color
    • A. 

      Helps to identify objects

    • B. 

      Helps to communicate feelings and moods

    • C. 

      Helps to show quick movement

    • D. 

      Helps understand things

  • 19. 
    Sammy wanted to make sure the warning was the first thing noticed on his web page design.  By doing this Sammy used which principle of design?
    • A. 

      Emphasis

    • B. 

      Unity

    • C. 

      Rhythm

    • D. 

      Balance

  • 20. 
    Formal and informal, symmetrical and asymmetrical are all terms used to describe which principle of design?
    • A. 

      Balance

    • B. 

      Proportion

    • C. 

      Rhythm

    • D. 

      Emphasis