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  • 1. 

    The study of all elements of type as a means of visual communication; includes the shape, size, and spacing of characters.

    • A.

      Font

    • B.

      Typography

    • C.

      Type

    • D.

      Font family

    Correct Answer
    B. Typography
    Explanation
    Typography is the correct answer because it refers to the study and practice of all elements related to type as a means of visual communication. This includes aspects such as the shape, size, and spacing of characters. Fonts, type, and font families are all related to typography, but they do not encompass the entire scope of the study. Typography goes beyond just the choice of fonts and includes the overall design and arrangement of type to create visually appealing and effective communication.

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  • 2. 

    The foundation of every visual medium.

    • A.

      Elements of design

    • B.

      Images

    • C.

      Fundamentals of design

    • D.

      Color

    Correct Answer
    C. Fundamentals of design
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "fundamentals of design". This answer suggests that the foundation of every visual medium is based on the principles and elements of design. These principles include elements such as color, which play a crucial role in creating visually appealing and effective designs. By understanding and applying the fundamentals of design, artists and designers can create visually engaging and impactful visual mediums.

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  • 3. 

    Anything on a page that is not actual text, from simple line drawings to fully active images found on the World Wide Web. Two major types are RASTER and VECTOR.

    • A.

      Images

    • B.

      Vectors

    • C.

      Raster

    • D.

      Graphics

    Correct Answer
    D. Graphics
    Explanation
    The term "graphics" refers to anything on a page that is not actual text, including images, vectors, and raster graphics. Graphics can range from simple line drawings to fully active images found on the World Wide Web. The answer choice "Graphics" encompasses both raster and vector graphics, which are the two major types of graphics.

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  • 4. 

    An element of art with three properties: hue, value, and intensity. The character of surfaces created by response of vision to wavelengths of reflected light.

    • A.

      Typography

    • B.

      Color

    • C.

      Image Adjustments

    • D.

      Images

    Correct Answer
    B. Color
    Explanation
    Color is the correct answer because it is an element of art that has three properties: hue, value, and intensity. It is also the character of surfaces created by the response of vision to wavelengths of reflected light. Typography, image adjustments, and images do not have the same properties or characteristics as color.

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  • 5. 

    The manner pieces or components are combined and arranged visually

    • A.

      Clustering

    • B.

      Layout

    • C.

      Compositions

    • D.

      Bundles

    Correct Answer
    C. Compositions
    Explanation
    The term "compositions" refers to the way in which pieces or components are combined and arranged visually. It implies the organization and arrangement of visual elements to create a harmonious and balanced whole. Clustering, layout, and bundles may also involve arranging visual elements, but compositions specifically focuses on the overall arrangement and visual harmony of the elements.

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  • 6. 

    Adjusting the spacing between words, phrases, and extended blocks of text

    • A.

      Leading

    • B.

      Kerning

    • C.

      Tracking

    • D.

      Alignment

    Correct Answer
    C. Tracking
    Explanation
    Tracking refers to the adjustment of the spacing between words, phrases, and extended blocks of text. It involves increasing or decreasing the space between characters uniformly throughout a selected section of text. This can be done to improve readability, create a more balanced appearance, or enhance the overall design of the text. Leading refers to the vertical spacing between lines of text, kerning refers to the adjustment of space between individual characters, and alignment refers to the positioning of text relative to a margin or other elements on a page.

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  • 7. 

    A shape that connects two or more points

    • A.

      Line

    • B.

      Shape

    • C.

      Scale

    • D.

      Harmony

    Correct Answer
    A. Line
    Explanation
    A line is a geometric figure that connects two or more points. It is a one-dimensional shape that extends infinitely in both directions. It has no width or thickness, only length. In mathematics and geometry, a line is represented by a straight, continuous curve with no curves or angles. Lines are fundamental elements in various fields, such as art, design, and mathematics, and are used to create shapes, patterns, and structures.

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  • 8. 

    Graphics that are based on mathematical formulas and are comprised of paths connected by anchor points that define lines, shapes, and curves.

    • A.

      Raster images

    • B.

      Type

    • C.

      Vector graphics

    • D.

      Shapes

    Correct Answer
    C. Vector graphics
    Explanation
    Vector graphics are graphics that are based on mathematical formulas and are comprised of paths connected by anchor points that define lines, shapes, and curves. Unlike raster images, which are made up of pixels, vector graphics can be scaled to any size without losing quality. They are commonly used in graphic design, illustrations, and logos, as they allow for precise and smooth lines and shapes.

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  • 9. 

    The three basic colors: red, yellow, and blue from which it is possible to mix all colors. The primaries cannot be produced by mixing pigments.

    • A.

      Secondary colors

    • B.

      Monochromatic colors

    • C.

      Primary colors

    • D.

      Analagous colors

    Correct Answer
    C. Primary colors
    Explanation
    The given answer is "primary colors". This is because primary colors, such as red, yellow, and blue, are the fundamental colors from which all other colors can be created through mixing. These colors cannot be produced by mixing other pigments together. Secondary colors, on the other hand, are created by mixing primary colors together. Monochromatic colors refer to variations of a single color, while analogous colors are colors that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel.

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  • 10. 

    The placement of elements on the page such that text and graphic elements are evenly distributed.

    • A.

      Alignment

    • B.

      Proximity 

    • C.

      White space

    • D.

      Balance

    Correct Answer
    D. Balance
    Explanation
    Balance refers to the arrangement of elements on a page in a way that creates a sense of visual equilibrium. It involves distributing text and graphic elements evenly throughout the design, so that no single element overpowers the others. This creates a harmonious and visually pleasing composition. Balance can be achieved through symmetrical or asymmetrical arrangements, depending on the desired effect.

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  • 11. 

    Printed in or using characters that slope to the right

    • A.

      Italics

    • B.

      Slanted

    • C.

      Titled

    • D.

      Leaning

    Correct Answer
    A. Italics
    Explanation
    The correct answer is italics. Italics refers to text that is printed in or using characters that slope to the right. It is a typographical style commonly used to emphasize words or phrases, provide emphasis, or indicate titles of works. Italicized text is visually distinct from regular or upright text, making it easily recognizable.

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  • 12. 

    When a shape becomes 3D

    • A.

      Rectangle

    • B.

      Drop shadow

    • C.

      Form

    • D.

      Mask

    Correct Answer
    C. Form
    Explanation
    When a shape becomes 3D, it takes on a three-dimensional form, meaning it has depth, height, and width. This can be achieved through various techniques such as adding shading, highlights, and perspective to create the illusion of depth. In the context of the given options, "form" is the most suitable term to describe the transformation of a shape into a 3D object. The other options, such as "rectangle," "drop shadow," and "mask," do not specifically refer to the transformation of a shape into a 3D form.

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  • 13. 

    Reducing the file size.

    • A.

      Compression

    • B.

      Rendering

    • C.

      Cropping

    • D.

      Free transform

    Correct Answer
    A. Compression
    Explanation
    Compression is the correct answer because it refers to the process of reducing the file size. Compression techniques are used to reduce the amount of storage space required by a file, making it easier to transmit or store. This can be achieved by removing redundant or unnecessary data from the file, resulting in a smaller file size without significant loss of quality.

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  • 14. 

    The range of color

    • A.

      Saturation

    • B.

      Brightness

    • C.

      Vividness

    • D.

      Hue

    Correct Answer
    D. Hue
  • 15. 

    Balance is achieved by making all elements visually equal on all sides.

    • A.

      Asymmetrical

    • B.

      Rule of thirds

    • C.

      Harmony

    • D.

      Symmetrical

    Correct Answer
    D. Symmetrical
    Explanation
    Symmetrical balance refers to a design that is evenly distributed and mirrored on both sides of a central axis. In this context, the explanation suggests that balance is achieved by visually equalizing all elements on all sides. This aligns with the concept of symmetrical balance, where elements are mirrored to create a sense of equilibrium and stability.

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  • 16. 

    Formal or informal typefaces designed to imitate handwriting

    • A.

      Script

    • B.

      Calligraphy

    • C.

      Times new roman

    • D.

      Block

    Correct Answer
    A. Script
    Explanation
    Script is the correct answer because it refers to formal or informal typefaces that are specifically designed to imitate handwriting. Script typefaces often have flowing and elegant strokes, resembling cursive handwriting. This style is commonly used for invitations, logos, and other designs that require a more personalized and artistic touch. Calligraphy, although similar, specifically refers to the art of decorative handwriting. Times New Roman and block are not related to imitating handwriting, making them incorrect choices.

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  • 17. 

    Creates blend between colors

    • A.

      Paint bucket

    • B.

      Gradient

    • C.

      Blur

    • D.

      Stylize

    Correct Answer
    B. Gradient
    Explanation
    A gradient is a tool or effect that creates a smooth transition between two or more colors. It allows for a blending effect where one color gradually changes into another, creating a visually appealing and seamless transition. This can be useful in various design applications, such as creating backgrounds, adding depth to illustrations, or enhancing the overall aesthetics of an image. The paint bucket, blur, and stylize tools do not specifically create a blend between colors, making gradient the correct answer.

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  • 18. 

    The amount of detail stored for an image. The higher the detail, the higher the level of detail in the image.

    • A.

      Pixels

    • B.

      Vectors

    • C.

      Resolution

    • D.

      Centimeters

    Correct Answer
    C. Resolution
    Explanation
    Resolution refers to the number of pixels in an image, which determines the level of detail. A higher resolution means more pixels, resulting in a higher level of detail in the image. Therefore, resolution is directly related to the amount of detail stored for an image.

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  • 19. 

    The degree of purity, saturation, or strength of a color. 

    • A.

      Transparency

    • B.

      Brightness

    • C.

      Opacity

    • D.

      Intensity

    Correct Answer
    D. Intensity
    Explanation
    Intensity refers to the degree of purity, saturation, or strength of a color. It describes how bright or vivid a color appears. A high-intensity color is vibrant and bold, while a low-intensity color is more muted or dull. Transparency refers to the quality of being see-through or allowing light to pass through. Brightness refers to the amount of light emitted or reflected by a color. Opacity refers to the degree of being opaque or not allowing light to pass through.

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  • 20. 

    The placement of elements on the page such that text and graphic elements are evenly distributed.

    • A.

      Balance

    • B.

      Harmony

    • C.

      Scale

    • D.

      Asymmetrical

    Correct Answer
    A. Balance
    Explanation
    Balance refers to the placement of elements on a page in a way that creates a sense of stability and equilibrium. It involves evenly distributing text and graphic elements throughout the layout, ensuring that no single element overwhelms the others. This creates a visually pleasing composition and helps the viewer navigate the page easily.

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  • 21. 

    Typefaces designed to attract attention; used in limited situations, mostly in large sizes for headlines or titles (also known as display font)

    • A.

      Big with small

    • B.

      Decorative font

    • C.

      Script

    • D.

      Opposites attract

    Correct Answer
    B. Decorative font
    Explanation
    A decorative font is a typeface that is designed to attract attention and is typically used in limited situations, mostly in large sizes for headlines or titles. It is also known as a display font. This type of font is often visually striking and ornamental, with unique and elaborate designs that make it stand out. It is used to add a decorative or artistic touch to a design or text, making it visually appealing and eye-catching.

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  • 22. 

    The equal distribution of visual weight

    • A.

      Symmetrical

    • B.

      Scale

    • C.

      Harmony

    • D.

      Balance

    Correct Answer
    D. Balance
    Explanation
    Balance refers to the equal distribution of visual weight in a composition. It is achieved by arranging elements in a way that creates a sense of stability and equilibrium. When a design is balanced, the viewer's attention is evenly distributed across the composition, creating a harmonious and pleasing visual experience. This can be achieved through symmetrical or asymmetrical arrangements, as long as the visual weight is evenly distributed.

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  • 23. 

    Turning an object around its center point.

    • A.

      Rotating

    • B.

      Transforming

    • C.

      Cropping

    • D.

      Opacity

    Correct Answer
    A. Rotating
    Explanation
    Rotating refers to the action of turning an object around its center point. This can be done in various ways, such as clockwise or counterclockwise. It is a transformation that changes the orientation of the object without altering its shape or size. Rotating is commonly used in graphics and design to create dynamic and visually appealing effects.

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  • 24. 

    Colors that are next to each other on the color wheel and are closely related. (example- green, yellow-green and yellow).

    • A.

      Complimentary

    • B.

      Monochromatic

    • C.

      Analogous

    • D.

      Triadic

    Correct Answer
    C. Analogous
    Explanation
    Analogous colors are colors that are next to each other on the color wheel and are closely related. They share similar hues and create a harmonious and cohesive color scheme when used together. In this case, green, yellow-green, and yellow are all next to each other on the color wheel, making them analogous colors.

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  • 25. 

    Refers to how items are grouped and spaced on a page.

    • A.

      Proximity

    • B.

      Balance

    • C.

      Asymmetry

    • D.

      Symmetry

    Correct Answer
    A. Proximity
    Explanation
    Proximity refers to how items are grouped and spaced on a page. This means that elements that are related or belong together are placed close to each other, while elements that are unrelated or belong to different groups are spaced further apart. By using proximity, designers can create a clear and organized layout that helps users easily understand the relationships between different elements on the page.

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  • 26. 

    Any written or printed letter, number, or symbol font style the appearance of type (e.g., bold and italics)

    • A.

      Font

    • B.

      Type

    • C.

      Character

    • D.

      Paragraphs

    Correct Answer
    C. Character
    Explanation
    The given answer, "character," is the correct answer because it accurately describes any written or printed letter, number, or symbol. In the context of fonts, a character refers to a single unit of text, such as a letter or a punctuation mark. Fonts can affect the appearance of characters by changing their style, such as making them bold or italicized. Therefore, "character" is the most appropriate term to describe the individual elements that make up written or printed text.

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  • 27. 

    Removes portions of a photo to create focus or strengthen the composition.

    • A.

      Crop

    • B.

      Reduce

    • C.

      Trim

    • D.

      Transform

    Correct Answer
    A. Crop
    Explanation
    The term "crop" refers to the action of removing portions of a photo to create focus or strengthen the composition. This process involves cutting out unwanted elements or adjusting the frame to highlight the main subject. By cropping an image, the photographer or editor can improve the overall composition and draw attention to specific details or subjects within the photo. This technique is commonly used in photography and graphic design to enhance the visual impact of an image.

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  • 28. 

    Objects are any shape, image, or text that can be moved, scaled, or edited.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is stating that objects can be in the form of shapes, images, or text and have the ability to be manipulated, resized, or modified. This implies that objects are not limited to a specific form or type and can be adjusted according to the user's requirements. Therefore, the given answer "True" is correct as it aligns with the statement provided.

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  • 29. 

    Colors that result from a mixture of two of primary colors. They become green, orange and violet.

    • A.

      Secondary colors

    • B.

      Triad colors

    • C.

      Analogous colors

    • D.

      Complimentary colors

    Correct Answer
    A. Secondary colors
    Explanation
    Secondary colors are the colors that result from mixing two primary colors together. In this case, green is created by mixing yellow and blue, orange is created by mixing red and yellow, and violet is created by mixing blue and red. These colors are called secondary because they are derived from the primary colors and cannot be created by mixing other colors together.

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  • 30. 

    Whitespace is the use of empty space to give a layout breathing room.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is stating that whitespace is used to give a layout breathing room. This means that empty space is intentionally included in the design to create a sense of balance, clarity, and organization. Whitespace helps to separate different elements, improve readability, and enhance the overall visual appeal of a layout. Therefore, the given statement is true.

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