Art History Quiz To Test Your Art Knowledge

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Art History Quiz To Test Your Art Knowledge

The history of art is rather extraordinary when you let yourself be immersed in it. From drawings made by cavemen all the way up to the Renaissance, and now with more modern art, we are here to test your art knowledge with this art history quiz. How much do you know?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      600 BC: Kouros

    • B. 

      650–625 BC: Lady of Auxerre, statue of a goddess or kore

    • C. 

      480 BC: Kritios Boy, from the Acropolis, Athens, Greece

    • D. 

      Ca. 450–440 BC: Doryphoros (Spear Bearer)

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Ca. 600 BC: Kouros

    • B. 

      Ca. 480 BC: Kritios Boy, from the Acropolis, Athens, Greece

    • C. 

      Ca. 650–625 BC: Lady of Auxerre, statue of a goddess or kore

    • D. 

      Ca. 450–440 BC: Doryphoros (Spear Bearer)

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Ca. 450–440 BC: Doryphoros (Spear Bearer)

    • B. 

      Ca. 190 BC: Nike of Samothrace

    • C. 

      Ca. 450 BC: Diskobolos (Discus Thrower).

    • D. 

      Ca. 480 BC: Kritios Boy, from the Acropolis, Athens, Greece

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Ca. 450–440 BC: Doryphoros (Spear Bearer)

    • B. 

      Ca. 450 BC: Diskobolos (Discus Thrower).

    • C. 

      Ca. 650–625 BC: Lady of Auxerre, statue of a goddess or kore

    • D. 

      ATHANADOROS, HAGESANDROS, and POLYDOROS OF RHODES, early 1st Century AD: Laocoön and his sons

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Ca. 20 AD: Augustus, from Primaporta, Italy

    • B. 

      Ca.350-340 BC: Ancient replica of the Aphrodite of Knidos by Praxiteles

    • C. 

      Ca. 450 BC: Diskobolos (Discus Thrower).

    • D. 

      ca. 450–440 BC: Doryphoros (Spear Bearer)

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Ca. 175 AD: Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, from Rome, Italy

    • B. 

      Ca.350-340 BC: Ancient replica of the Aphrodite of Knidos by Praxiteles

    • C. 

      C.1130: Portal & Tympanum with the Last Judgment

    • D. 

      DONATELLO 1415-17: St George

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      DONATELLO 1415-17: St George

    • B. 

      DONATELLO ca. 1445–1450: Gattamelata (equestrian statue of Erasmo da Narni), Piazza del Santo, Padua, Italy,

    • C. 

      PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA (c. 1415-1492) 1463: Resurrection

    • D. 

      Ca. 190 BC: Nike of Samothrace

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      ATHANADOROS, HAGESANDROS, and POLYDOROS OF RHODES, early 1st Century AD: Laocoön and his sons

    • B. 

      Ca. 20 AD: Augustus, from Primaporta, Italy

    • C. 

      Trajan’s Column

    • D. 

      Ca. 175 AD: Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, from Rome, Italy

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      IKTINOS and KALLIKRATES 447–438 B.C.: Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Parthenos (view from the northwest), Acropolis, Athens, Greece,

    • B. 

      13–9 B.C. - Ara Pacis Augustae (Altar of Augustan Peace)

    • C. 

      532–537: Interior of Hagia Sophia (view facing southwest), Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey

    • D. 

      Ca. 1115–1130: Lions and Old Testament prophet (Jeremiah or Isaiah?), from the trumeau of the south portal of Saint-Pierre, Moissac, France

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      C.1070-1120: St Sernin, Toulouse, France

    • B. 

      Nave Chartres Cathedral 1194-1260

    • C. 

      Ca. 16 B.C. - Pont-du-Gard, Nîmes, France

    • D. 

      Dome of Florence Cathedral (view from the south), Florence, Italy, 1420–1436.

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Ca. 175 AD: Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, from Rome, Italy

    • B. 

      Ca. 20 AD: Augustus, from Primaporta, Italy

    • C. 

      DONATELLO David, late 1420s – late 1450s

    • D. 

      C.1500: Pietà by Michelangelo Buonarroti

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      13–9 B.C. - Ara Pacis Augustae (Altar of Augustan Peace)

    • B. 

      Dome of Florence Cathedral (view from the south), Florence, Italy, 1420–1436.

    • C. 

      FILIPPO BRUNELLESCHI Facade of the Pazzi Chapel, Santa Croce, Florence, Italy, begun ca. 1440.

    • D. 

      Nave Amiens Cathedral, France c.1220

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Late 8th century: Chi-rho monogram, initial page from the Book of Kells

    • B. 

      ANTHEMIUS OF TRALLES and ISIDORUS OF MILETUS 532–537: Interior of Hagia Sophia (view facing southwest), Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey

    • C. 

      Are you fucking serious?

    • D. 

      Ca. 70–80 AD - Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheater), Rome, Italy

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Ca. 1145–1155: Royal Portal, Chartres Cathedral, Chartres, France

    • B. 

      Trajan’s Column Marble 110-113 A.D

    • C. 

      C.1070-1120: St Sernin, Toulouse, France

    • D. 

      1140–1144: Ambulatory and radiating chapels, abbey church, SaintDenis, France

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      118–125 AD: Interior of the Pantheon, Rome, Italy

    • B. 

      ANTHEMIUS OF TRALLES and ISIDORUS OF MILETUS 532–537: Interior of Hagia Sophia (view facing southwest), Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey

    • C. 

      C.1500: Pietà by Michelangelo Buonarroti

    • D. 

      RAPHAEL, 1509–1511: Philosophy (School of Athens), Stanza della Segnatura, Vatican Palace, Rome, Italy.

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Ca. 175 AD: Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, from Rome, Italy

    • B. 

      DONATELLO ca. 1445–1450: Gattamelata (equestrian statue of Erasmo da Narni), Piazza del Santo, Padua, Italy,

    • C. 

      C.1477/78: La Primavera by Sandro Botticelli

    • D. 

      SANDRO BOTTICELLI, Birth of Venus, ca. 1482.

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      FRA ANGELICO [Guido di Piero da Mugello] (c. 1395-1455) ca.1440–1445: Annunciation, Convento di San Marco, Florence, Italy

    • B. 

      JAN VAN EYCK Ghent Altarpiece (open), Saint Bavo Cathedral, Belgium, completed 1432

    • C. 

      Ca. 625: Purse cover, from the Sutton Hoo ship burial in Suffolk, England,

    • D. 

      TITIAN 1522-23: Meeting of Bacchus and Ariadne

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      Late 8th century: Chi-rho monogram, initial page from the Book of Kells

    • B. 

      C. ad 698: Carpet page from the Lindisfarne Gospels

    • C. 

      Ca. 547: Justinian, Bishop Maximianus, and attendants, mosaic from the north wall of the apse, San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy.

    • D. 

      GIOTTO DI BONDONE, ca. 1305: Lamentation,

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      RAPHAEL 1511: The Alba Madonna by Raphael

    • B. 

      JACOPO DA PONTORMO 1525–1528: Descent from the Cross

    • C. 

      GIANLORENZO BERNINI 1645–1652: Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, Cornaro Chapel, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome, Italy

    • D. 

      C. ad 698: Carpet page from the Lindisfarne Gospels

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      Early 14th Century: Christ as Savior of Souls, icon from the church of Saint Clement, Ohrid, Macedonia

    • B. 

      JACOPO DA PONTORMO 1525–1528: Descent from the Cross

    • C. 

      PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA (c. 1415-1492) 1450: The Baptism of Christ

    • D. 

      ROSSO FIORENTINO 1521: Descent from the Cross

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      118–125 AD: Interior of the Pantheon, Rome, Italy

    • B. 

      ANTHEMIUS OF TRALLES and ISIDORUS OF MILETUS 532–537: Interior of Hagia Sophia (view facing southwest), Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey

    • C. 

      GIANLORENZO BERNINI 1623: David

    • D. 

      FILIPPO BRUNELLESCHI Facade of the Pazzi Chapel, Santa Croce, Florence, Italy, begun ca. 1440

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      Ca. 547: Justinian, Bishop Maximianus, and attendants, mosaic from the north wall of the apse, San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy.

    • B. 

      JOHANNES VERMEER c. 1666-1673: The Art of Painting

    • C. 

      PIETER DE HOOCH 1658: The Courtyard of a House in Delft

    • D. 

      FRANS HALS ca. 1633: Archers of Saint Hadrian

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      DONATELLO David, late 1420s – late 1450s.

    • B. 

      DONATELLO 1415-17: St George

    • C. 

      1145: Head reliquary of Saint Alexander, from Stavelot Abbey, Belgium

    • D. 

      PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA (c. 1415-1492) 1463: Resurrection

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      Nave Chartres Cathedral 1194-1260

    • B. 

      Nave Amiens Cathedral, France c.1220

    • C. 

      1140–1144: Ambulatory and radiating chapels, abbey church, SaintDenis, France

    • D. 

      C.1070-1120: St Sernin, Toulouse, France

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      CIMABUE ca. 1280–1290: Madonna Enthroned with Angels and Prophets.

    • B. 

      Ca. 1115–1130: Lions and Old Testament prophet (Jeremiah or Isaiah?), from the trumeau of the south portal of Saint-Pierre, Moissac, France

    • C. 

      FILIPPO BRUNELLESCHI Dome of Florence Cathedral (view from the south), Florence, Italy, 1420–1436.

    • D. 

      REMBRANDT VAN RIJN 1632: Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp