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This Trivia Questions Quiz is designed to help you learn about Art Basics. If you just started your art classes, you may be feeling like you dd not understand everything you were taught, and to help you through, I have prepared this quiz. Do give it a shot and get to refresh your knowledge and prepare for the next class.


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  • 1. 

    Which of the follow groups are Elements and Principles of Design?

    • A.

      Pencil, ink, chalk

    • B.

      Line, shape, balance

    • C.

      Paper, canvas, clay

    Correct Answer
    B. Line, shape, balance
    Explanation
    Line, shape, and balance are elements and principles of design. Line refers to the visual path created by a point moving in space, shape refers to the two-dimensional area created by lines, and balance refers to the distribution of visual weight in a composition. These elements and principles are fundamental concepts in art and design, and they are used to create visually pleasing and harmonious compositions.

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  • 2. 

    1. a line that is suggested by the positions of shapes or objects within  a design.  2 a line that suggested by movement or a gesture rather than being physically drawn or constructed.

    Correct Answer
    implied line
    Explanation
    An implied line refers to a line that is suggested or implied by the positions of shapes or objects within a design. It is not physically drawn or constructed, but rather it is created through the arrangement or placement of elements. This can create a sense of movement, direction, or connection between different parts of the design.

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  • 3. 

    1. Point in motion. 2 a series of adjacent points, 3. A connection between points. 4. an implied connection between points. It is one of the basic elements of design.

    Correct Answer
    line
    Explanation
    A line is a basic element of design that can be defined as a series of adjacent points or a connection between points. It can also be an implied connection between points. In this context, the correct answer is "line" because it encompasses all the given descriptions and is considered one of the fundamental elements in design.

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  • 4. 

    1. a clearly defined area around a positive shape or form. 2 a shape created through the absence of an object rather than through the presence of an object.

    Correct Answer
    negative shape
    ground
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "negative shape." In art and design, negative shape refers to the space surrounding a positive shape or form. It is the shape created through the absence of an object rather than the presence of an object. This concept is often used to create balance and contrast in compositions. "Ground" is not the correct answer in this context, as it typically refers to the background or surface on which a composition is created.

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  • 5. 

    A flat, enclose area created when a  line connects to enclose an area, an area is surrounded by other shapes, or an area is filled with color or texture.

    Correct Answer
    shape
    Explanation
    The given answer is "shape". The question describes a flat, enclosed area that is created when a line connects to enclose an area, when an area is surrounded by other shapes, or when an area is filled with color or texture. This description perfectly matches the definition of a shape, which is a two-dimensional figure with defined boundaries. Therefore, the correct answer is "shape".

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  • 6. 

    The visual or tactile quality of a form. Texture can be created visually using multiple marks, physically, through surface variation, or through the inherent property of a specific material, such as sand as opposed to smooth porcelain.

    Correct Answer
    texture
    Explanation
    Texture refers to the visual or tactile quality of a form. It can be created visually by using multiple marks or physically through surface variation. Different materials also have inherent properties that contribute to texture, such as the roughness of sand compared to the smoothness of porcelain. In summary, texture is the characteristic that adds depth and interest to a form, whether it is perceived visually or through touch.

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  • 7. 

    The relative lightness or darkness of a surface.

    Correct Answer
    value
    Explanation
    The term "value" refers to the relative lightness or darkness of a surface. In art and design, value is used to create contrast, depth, and dimension in an artwork. It is an important element in composition as it helps to establish the overall mood and visual impact of a piece. Value can be achieved through the use of different shades and tones, ranging from the lightest highlights to the darkest shadows. By manipulating value, artists can create a sense of depth and realism in their work.

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  • 8. 

    Blue purple would be an example of a _________.

    • A.

      Primary color

    • B.

      Tertiary color

    • C.

      Secondary color

    Correct Answer
    B. Tertiary color
    Explanation
    Blue and purple are both secondary colors, which are created by mixing primary colors. Therefore, the given combination of blue and purple cannot be classified as a primary color. Additionally, tertiary colors are created by mixing primary and secondary colors. Since blue and purple are both secondary colors, their combination would result in a tertiary color. Hence, blue purple would be an example of a tertiary color.

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  • 9. 

    Purple would be an example of a ___________.

    • A.

      Primary color

    • B.

      Secondary color

    • C.

      Tertiary color

    Correct Answer
    B. Secondary color
    Explanation
    Purple is considered a secondary color because it is created by mixing two primary colors, blue and red. Primary colors are the basic colors that cannot be created by mixing other colors, while secondary colors are formed by combining two primary colors. In the case of purple, it is formed by mixing blue and red, making it a secondary color.

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  • 10. 

    Red is an example of a ______________.

    • A.

      Primary color

    • B.

      Secondary color

    • C.

      Tertiary color

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary color
    Explanation
    Red is considered a primary color because it cannot be created by mixing other colors together. Primary colors are the base colors from which all other colors are derived. In the RGB color model, red, blue, and green are the primary colors, and they can be combined in different proportions to create a wide range of colors. Therefore, red fits the definition of a primary color.

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  • 11. 

    A phenomenon of light and visual perception that may be describe in terms of an individual’s perception of hue, saturation, and lightness for objects, and hue, saturation, and brightness for light sources.

    • A.

      Sun Light

    • B.

      Lighting

    • C.

      Monochrome

    • D.

      Color

    Correct Answer
    D. Color
    Explanation
    This answer is correct because it accurately identifies "Color" as the phenomenon of light and visual perception described in the question. The question mentions that color can be described in terms of an individual's perception of hue, saturation, and lightness for objects, and hue, saturation, and brightness for light sources. Color refers to the specific wavelengths of light that are reflected or emitted by objects and perceived by our eyes, resulting in the sensation of different hues. Saturation refers to the intensity or purity of a color, while lightness or brightness refers to the perceived amount of light in a color.

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  • 12. 

    Match all the possible meanings of this color.

    • A.

      Blood

    • B.

      Cats

    • C.

      Heart

    • D.

      Cold

    • E.

      Cows

    • F.

      Love

    • G.

      Fire

    • H.

      Water

    • I.

      Danger

    • J.

      Strength

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Blood
    C. Heart
    F. Love
    G. Fire
    I. Danger
    J. Strength
    Explanation
    The color mentioned in the question can be associated with the meanings of blood, heart, love, fire, danger, and strength. Blood is often depicted as red, and the color red is also associated with a strong and powerful emotion like love. Fire is also commonly represented by the color red, and it symbolizes both warmth and danger. Additionally, the color red can also signify strength and power, which aligns with the meaning mentioned in the question.

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  • 13. 

    A(n)_____________ is an image that represents something; the image usually represents an idea.

    Correct Answer(s)
    symbol
    Explanation
    A symbol is an image that represents something, often conveying an idea or concept. Symbols are used in various forms of communication, such as language, art, and literature, to convey meaning beyond their literal representation. They can be cultural, religious, or personal, and are often used to evoke emotions or convey complex ideas in a concise and impactful way. Symbols are powerful tools for communication and can have deep cultural significance, making them an essential part of human expression and understanding.

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  • 14. 

    A possible name for this painting is ___________.

    • A.

      Tied Down

    • B.

      A Day With the King

    • C.

      Flower Vendor

    Correct Answer
    C. Flower Vendor
    Explanation
    The painting is likely titled "Flower Vendor" because it depicts a scene with a person selling flowers. The artist may have chosen this title to highlight the central focus of the painting and to capture the atmosphere and theme of the artwork. The title "Flower Vendor" effectively conveys the subject matter of the painting and helps viewers understand the intention and narrative behind the artwork.

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  • 15. 

    What might the blue umbrella represent?

    • A.

      Anger

    • B.

      Truth

    • C.

      Sadness

    • D.

      Power

    Correct Answer
    C. Sadness
    Explanation
    The blue umbrella might represent sadness because the color blue is often associated with emotions such as sadness and melancholy. Umbrellas are often used to shield oneself from rain, which can symbolize tears or emotional pain. Therefore, the blue umbrella could be a metaphor for someone trying to protect themselves from their own sadness or seeking shelter from their emotional turmoil.

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  • 16. 

    This principle of design makes one part of a work dominant over other parts.

    • A.

      Balance

    • B.

      Unity

    • C.

      Emphasis

    Correct Answer
    C. Emphasis
    Explanation
    Emphasis is the principle of design that makes one part of a work dominant over other parts. It is used to draw attention and create focus on a specific element or area within a composition. By using various techniques such as contrast, size, color, or placement, emphasis helps to create a visual hierarchy and guide the viewer's eye towards the focal point. This principle is crucial in creating visual interest and communicating the intended message effectively.

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  • 17. 

    The following photo is an example of:

    • A.

      Landscape

    • B.

      Cityscape

    • C.

      Candid

    Correct Answer
    B. Cityscape
    Explanation
    The given photo is an example of a cityscape. Cityscapes typically showcase urban landscapes, including buildings, streets, and other elements of a city. In this photo, we can see a view of a city with tall buildings and urban infrastructure, suggesting that it represents a cityscape.

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  • 18. 

    Which is the first paint coat to apply?

    • A.

      Undercoat

    • B.

      Primer

    • C.

      Gloss

    Correct Answer
    B. Primer
    Explanation
    Primer is the first paint coat to apply. Primer is a preparatory coating that is applied before the actual paint to provide a smooth and uniform surface for the paint to adhere to. It helps to seal porous surfaces, promotes better paint adhesion, and improves the durability and longevity of the paint job. Applying primer ensures that the final paint coat will have a more even and professional finish.

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  • 19. 

    Which two colors mixed together make orange?

    • A.

      Red and Brown

    • B.

      Yellow and Red

    • C.

      Brown and Yellow

    Correct Answer
    B. Yellow and Red
    Explanation
    Yellow and red are the two colors that mix together to make orange. When yellow and red pigments are combined, they create a secondary color called orange. Yellow contributes to the brightness and warmth of the resulting color, while red adds depth and intensity. Mixing these two primary colors in the right proportions creates the vibrant and distinct hue of orange.

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  • 20. 

    In interior decorating which color is considered cold?

    • A.

      Green

    • B.

      Blue

    • C.

      White

    Correct Answer
    B. Blue
    Explanation
    Blue is considered a cold color in interior decorating. This is because blue is often associated with calmness, serenity, and coolness. It has a calming effect on the mind and body, making it a popular choice for creating a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere in a space. Blue hues, such as light blue or icy blue, are commonly used in bedrooms, bathrooms, and other areas where a tranquil ambiance is desired. Additionally, blue is often used in spaces that receive a lot of natural light, as it can help to visually cool down the room and create a refreshing feel.

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  • 21. 

    Mixing which two colors produces purple?

    • A.

      Green and brown

    • B.

      Blue and red

    • C.

      Black and blue

    Correct Answer
    B. Blue and red
    Explanation
    When blue and red colors are mixed together, they create the color purple. This is because blue is a primary color and red is a secondary color. Mixing these two colors combines their pigments, resulting in the formation of purple.

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  • 22. 

    When an artist has used the whole space on the paper and balanced the things in the painting, the artist has created a good _________________.

    • A.

      Expression

    • B.

      Element

    • C.

      Composition

    Correct Answer
    C. Composition
    Explanation
    When an artist has used the whole space on the paper and balanced the things in the painting, they have created a good composition. Composition refers to the arrangement of elements within a work of art, including the use of space, balance, and harmony. By utilizing the entire space and achieving a sense of balance, the artist has successfully created a visually pleasing and well-organized composition.

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  • 23. 

    __________________________ is the principle of art that makes one part of a work dominant over the other parts.

    Correct Answer
    Emphasis
    Explanation
    Emphasis is the principle of art that makes one part of a work dominant over the other parts. It is a technique used by artists to create a focal point or to draw attention to a specific element or area in the artwork. By using contrast in size, color, texture, or placement, the artist can create emphasis and guide the viewer's eye towards the focal point. This technique helps to create visual interest and hierarchy within the composition, allowing the artist to effectively communicate their intended message or idea.

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  • 24. 

    After planning the composition but before beginning the actual painting the artist needs to prepare the canvas by doing an __________________________

    • A.

      Painting the background

    • B.

      Rough draft

    • C.

      Loading the palette

    • D.

      Underpainting

    Correct Answer
    D. Underpainting
    Explanation
    Before starting the actual painting, the artist needs to prepare the canvas by doing an underpainting. This involves creating a rough draft or initial layer of paint on the canvas, usually in a monochromatic or limited color scheme. The underpainting helps establish the composition, values, and overall tone of the painting. It serves as a foundation for subsequent layers of paint and can add depth and complexity to the final artwork.

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  • 25. 

    File extension used for photographs.

    • A.

      Jpg

    • B.

      Gif

    • C.

      Ppt

    • D.

      Psd

    Correct Answer
    A. Jpg
    Explanation
    The correct answer is jpg because it is a common file extension used for photographs. JPG (or JPEG) is a widely supported image format that allows for high-quality compression, making it ideal for storing and sharing digital photos. Other options like gif, ppt, and psd are not typically used for photographs. GIF is commonly used for simple animations or graphics, ppt is a file extension for Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and psd is the default file format for Adobe Photoshop.

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  • 26. 

    Adobe's program used for making animations and working with images/graphics.

    • A.

      Dream Weaver

    • B.

      Fireworks

    • C.

      Flash

    • D.

      Photoshop

    Correct Answer
    D. Photoshop
    Explanation
    Adobe Photoshop is a program commonly used for making animations and working with images and graphics. While Dream Weaver is primarily used for web development, Fireworks is used for creating and editing web graphics, and Flash is used for creating interactive multimedia content, Photoshop is specifically designed for image editing and manipulation. It offers a wide range of tools and features that allow users to enhance and modify images, create digital artwork, and design graphics for various purposes. Therefore, Photoshop is the correct answer for the given question.

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  • 27. 

    File format for animation.

    • A.

      Jpg

    • B.

      Png

    • C.

      Gif

    • D.

      Psd

    Correct Answer
    C. Gif
    Explanation
    The correct answer is gif. GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a file format commonly used for animations. It supports both static and animated images and is widely supported by web browsers and image editing software. GIF files use lossless compression, allowing for high-quality images with relatively small file sizes. This format is particularly suitable for simple animations, such as icons or short looping clips, due to its limited color palette and transparency support.

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  • 28. 

    In the visual arts, ______________ refers to a distinctive handling of elements and media associated with the work of an individual artist, a school or movement, or specific culture or time period

    • A.

      Form

    • B.

      Content

    • C.

      Style

    • D.

      Iconography

    Correct Answer
    C. Style
    Explanation
    Style refers to a distinctive handling of elements and media associated with the work of an individual artist, a school or movement, or specific culture or time period. It encompasses the unique characteristics, techniques, and approaches that define an artist's work and distinguish it from others. Style can be influenced by various factors such as personal preferences, cultural background, historical context, and artistic movements. It plays a crucial role in conveying the artist's intended message and creating a visual language that is recognizable and identifiable.

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  • 29. 

    In order to create a naturalistic representation of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface Renaissance artist developed rulers of perspective. In Masaccio's Holy Trinity one sees the use of ___________ as he creates the illusion of an extension of the architectural space in the church.

    • A.

      Proportion

    • B.

      Overlapping

    • C.

      Position

    • D.

      One-point linear perspective

    • E.

      Isometric perspective

    Correct Answer
    D. One-point linear perspective
    Explanation
    In Masaccio's Holy Trinity, the artist uses one-point linear perspective to create the illusion of an extension of the architectural space in the church. This technique involves using a single vanishing point on the horizon line to create the perception of depth and distance in the artwork. By carefully aligning the lines and objects in the painting to converge towards this vanishing point, Masaccio is able to create a realistic representation of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface. This technique was a hallmark of Renaissance art and allowed artists to achieve a more naturalistic and immersive depiction of the world.

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  • 30. 

    One of the founders of the Der Blaue Reiter movement _____ believed in colors capacity to communicate the artists inmost psychological and spiritual concerns. In his essay "Concerning the Spiritual in Art" he examined the belief that artist must express the spirit and their innermost feelings by the orchestration of color, form, line, and space. In the work Sketch for Composition VII we see his application of these theories in which bold colors, lines, and shapes tear dramatically across the canvas with what looks like no preconceived fashion.

    • A.

      Paul cezanne

    • B.

      Paul klee

    • C.

      Henri matisse

    • D.

      Wassily kandinsky

    • E.

      Pablo picasso

    Correct Answer
    D. Wassily kandinsky
    Explanation
    In the given passage, it is mentioned that one of the founders of the Der Blaue Reiter movement believed in the capacity of colors to communicate an artist's innermost concerns. This belief is explored in his essay "Concerning the Spiritual in Art." The passage also mentions the work "Sketch for Composition VII" as an example of the application of these theories, where bold colors, lines, and shapes are used without any preconceived fashion. The correct answer, Wassily Kandinsky, is known for his beliefs in the spiritual and emotional power of art and his use of abstract and expressive elements in his paintings.

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  • 31. 

    Where do you see real texture in this picture?

    • A.

      On the clothing in front

    • B.

      On their hats

    • C.

      On the flowers

    • D.

      On the train

    Correct Answer
    A. On the clothing in front
    Explanation
    In this picture, real texture can be seen on the clothing in front. Real texture refers to the actual physical texture that can be felt or seen in an image. In this case, the clothing in front appears to have a textured fabric, which can be observed through the variation in light and shadow on the surface. The texture adds depth and dimension to the clothing, making it stand out in the picture.

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  • 32. 

    Where do you see simulated texture in this picture?

    • A.

      On the grass

    • B.

      On the side of the train

    • C.

      On their clothes in front

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. On the grass
    B. On the side of the train
    Explanation
    Simulated texture refers to the visual representation of texture in a two-dimensional image. In this picture, we can see simulated texture on the grass as it appears to have a rough and uneven surface. Additionally, we can also observe simulated texture on the side of the train, which seems to have a metallic and textured appearance. However, there is no evidence of simulated texture on their clothes in front as they appear to be smooth and lacking any distinct texture.

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  • 33. 

    Which of the following artworks were created by Mexican muralist Diego Rivera?

    • A.

      Artwork #1

    • B.

      Artwork #2

    • C.

      Artwork #3

    • D.

      Artwork #4

    Correct Answer
    D. Artwork #4
  • 34. 

    Which of the following artworks were created by Wassily Kandinsky?

    • A.

      Artwork #1

    • B.

      Artwork #2

    • C.

      Artwork #3

    • D.

      Artwork #4

    Correct Answer
    A. Artwork #1
    Explanation
    Artwork #1 was created by Wassily Kandinsky.

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  • 35. 

    Which of the following artworks were created by Mexican painter Frida Kahlo?

    • A.

      Artwork #1

    • B.

      Artwork #2

    • C.

      Artwork #3

    • D.

      Artwork #4

    Correct Answer
    B. Artwork #2
    Explanation
    Artwork #2 was created by Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.

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  • 36. 

    Which of the following artworks were created by Andrew Wyeth?

    • A.

      Artwork #1

    • B.

      Artwork #2

    • C.

      Artwork #3

    • D.

      Artwork #4

    Correct Answer
    C. Artwork #3
  • 37. 

    Kandinsky said "Colour is the key. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano with its many chords. The artist is the hand that, by touching this or that key, sets the soul vibrating automatically." Contrasting Sounds W. Kandinsky This artist created a feeling of balance by using green, blue, yellow, and red. This is a triadic color scheme.

    Correct Answer
    Kandinsky, Wassily Kandinsky
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