Art Appreciation Quiz

10 Questions
Art Quizzes & Trivia

A review of vocab words for the class

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Abstraction
    • A. 

      A non-representational artwork that has meaning only within itself

    • B. 

      A simplification of a natural setting

    • C. 

      A representational artwork that is stylized in some way

    • D. 

      An analysis of an intricate design

  • 2. 
    Lintel
    • A. 

      A triangular bracket of brick or stone

    • B. 

      An object that perceived to be the embodiment of a holy spirit

    • C. 

      An architectural movement that came about during the early 20th century; emphasized volume over form and avoided ornamentation

    • D. 

      A horizontal beam spanning above an entry way

    • E. 

      A rectangular tiered temple built by the Assyrians and Babylonians

  • 3. 
    Apotrope
    • A. 

      An object thought to have the power to repel evil

    • B. 

      Woolen tunic worn by people of ancient Greece

    • C. 

      Avenue or entrance way to a building

    • D. 

      Bronze pottery used to mix wine and water

    • E. 

      A small circular building of sacred use

  • 4. 
    Contrapposto
    • A. 

      Great father of the nation

    • B. 

      A devoted religious organization group formed by the laymen during the Middle Ages

    • C. 

      A Christian-based militaristic campaign during the 11th - 13th centuries

    • D. 

      "counterpoise"; appearance of weight being shifted in the sculpture to imply movement

  • 5. 
    Sfumato
    • A. 

      Aboriginal cape

    • B. 

      A painting technique used to create soft modeling; described as "smokey"

    • C. 

      The truthfulness of a subject matter

    • D. 

      "holy" measuring tape

  • 6. 
    Canon
    • A. 

      A set of ratios for ideal beauty

    • B. 

      A subject matter that is educational in a moral way

    • C. 

      Imitation

    • D. 

      Material possessions

    • E. 

      Harmony of the parts within a whole

  • 7. 
    Entasis
    • A. 

      A medium through the use of tiles

    • B. 

      Ideal form

    • C. 

      Intersanctum of a temple

    • D. 

      Statues of male figures; based on pharaoh statues

    • E. 

      Tapering of a column

  • 8. 
    Intuitive perspective
    • A. 

      A method in which parallel lines converge into one vanishing point

    • B. 

      The process of lightening and blending an object into the background; used to create a sense of space and depth

    • C. 

      Used to imitate a sighting phenomenon; similar to one-point perspective, but parallels do not converge to one vanishing point

    • D. 

      The processing of decreasing the size of objects as they move further into the background

  • 9. 
    Which ancient mythical deity is also known as the "Dirt-Eater"?
    • A. 

      Shiva

    • B. 

      Tlazolteolt

    • C. 

      Parvati

    • D. 

      Quetzcoatl

  • 10. 
    Fauvism
    • A. 

      A movement that featured the collapse of multiple views into one

    • B. 

      A period of overly ornate decorations and theatrical compositions

    • C. 

      A movement that emphasized the use of color and shapes to depict emotions

    • D. 

      A movement characterized by bright, unnatural colors and simple form; also known as the "wild beast" style