Color Theory Practice Test

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This practice test will help you know better what to study for our final assessment on Monday, October 18th.


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  • 1. 

    Please choose the Primary Colors.

    • A.

      Orange

    • B.

      Red

    • C.

      Green

    • D.

      Yellow

    • E.

      Blue

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Red
    D. Yellow
    E. Blue
    Explanation
    The primary colors are the colors that cannot be created by mixing other colors together. They are considered the building blocks of all other colors. In traditional color theory, the primary colors are red, yellow, and blue. Therefore, the correct answer is red, yellow, and blue.

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  • 2. 

    Please choose the secondary color.

    • A.

      Green

    • B.

      Red-Violet

    • C.

      Blue

    Correct Answer
    A. Green
    Explanation
    The secondary colors are created by mixing two primary colors. In this case, the primary colors are not mentioned, but based on common knowledge, the primary colors are red, blue, and yellow. When red and blue are mixed, they create the secondary color green. Therefore, green is the correct answer as it is one of the secondary colors.

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  • 3. 

    Please choose the two answers that are tertiary colors.

    • A.

      Red-Orange

    • B.

      Orange-Red

    • C.

      Orange-Yellow

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Red-Orange
    C. Orange-Yellow
    Explanation
    The two answers that are tertiary colors are Red-Orange and Orange-Yellow. Tertiary colors are created by mixing a primary color with a secondary color. In this case, Red-Orange is created by mixing the primary color Red with the secondary color Orange. Similarly, Orange-Yellow is created by mixing the primary color Yellow with the secondary color Orange. These combinations result in tertiary colors, which are intermediate between the primary and secondary colors on the color wheel.

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  • 4. 

    A Hue is (please choose the answer that is most correct).

    • A.

      The name of any color found in its pure state in the spectrum.

    • B.

      The name of any tint found in the spectrum.

    • C.

      The name of any shade found in its pure state in the spectrum.

    Correct Answer
    A. The name of any color found in its pure state in the spectrum.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The name of any color found in its pure state in the spectrum." This is because a hue refers to a specific color that is pure and not mixed with any other colors. In the spectrum, different colors can be seen, and each of these colors can be referred to as a hue.

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  • 5. 

    What is the most correct definition of Complementary Colors.

    • A.

      These are the colors that are directly next to each other on the color wheel.

    • B.

      These are the colors that are diagonal on the color wheel.

    • C.

      These are the colors that are directly opposite each other on the color wheel.

    Correct Answer
    C. These are the colors that are directly opposite each other on the color wheel.
    Explanation
    Complementary colors refer to the colors that are directly opposite each other on the color wheel. This means that when two complementary colors are placed next to each other, they create a strong contrast and enhance each other's intensity. The combination of complementary colors is often used in art and design to create visual interest and balance.

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  • 6. 

    Please choose the most correct definition of a Neutral Color.

    • A.

      When secondarycolors are mixed a brown or grays is the result and this is considered a 'neutral' color.

    • B.

      When primary colors are mixed a brown or grays is the result and this is considered a 'neutral' color.

    • C.

      When complimentary colors are mixed a brown or gray is the result and this is considered a ‘neutral’ color.

    Correct Answer
    C. When complimentary colors are mixed a brown or gray is the result and this is considered a ‘neutral’ color.
    Explanation
    When complementary colors are mixed, the result is a brown or gray color, which is considered a 'neutral' color. Complementary colors are pairs of colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel, such as red and green, blue and orange, or yellow and purple. When these colors are mixed together, they cancel each other out and create a more muted and subdued tone, which is why brown or gray is considered a neutral color.

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  • 7. 

    Please choose which answer(s) are an analagous color scheme. (Select all that apply) 

    • A.

      Red, Red-Violet, Violet

    • B.

      Blue-Green, Green, Yellow-Green

    • C.

      Orange, Purple, Yellow

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Red, Red-Violet, Violet
    B. Blue-Green, Green, Yellow-Green
    Explanation
    The answer is Red, Red-Violet, Violet, Blue-Green, Green, Yellow-Green. Analogous color schemes are created by using colors that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel. In this case, Red, Red-Violet, and Violet are all adjacent colors on the wheel, as are Blue-Green, Green, and Yellow-Green. Therefore, both sets of colors fit the definition of an analogous color scheme.

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  • 8. 

    True or False, a Monochromatic Color Scheme is  Consisting of one color, and that may include the color’s tints and shades.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A monochromatic color scheme refers to a color palette that is composed of variations of a single color. This includes the color itself, as well as its tints (lighter versions) and shades (darker versions). Therefore, the statement is true as it accurately describes the definition of a monochromatic color scheme.

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  • 9. 

    A Value Scale is A series of spaces filled with the pure color.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement that a value scale is a series of spaces filled with the pure color is false. A value scale is actually a series of spaces filled with different shades of a single color, from its darkest to its lightest. It is used to show the variations in the brightness or darkness of a color, helping to create depth and dimension in artwork.

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  • 10. 

    Please choose the artists who we discussed as Color Field Painters during our Color Field Slide Show.

    • A.

      Morris Louis

    • B.

      Andy Warhol

    • C.

      Damian Hirst

    • D.

      Mark Rothko

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Morris Louis
    D. Mark Rothko
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes the artists Morris Louis and Mark Rothko. These artists were discussed as Color Field Painters during the Color Field Slide Show. Color Field painting is a style of abstract expressionism that emerged in the 1950s and 1960s. It focuses on large fields of color and emphasizes the emotional and expressive qualities of color itself. Both Morris Louis and Mark Rothko were prominent figures in this movement and their works are known for their vibrant and expansive use of color.

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  • 11. 

    Please choose the answer that indicates the Essential Questions for this unit.

    • A.

      Why is it important to know about color? Why is it important to know how to mix color? Why is color an important element in art?

    • B.

      Why is it important to know how to use color only in painting? Why is it important to know how to mix secondary color? Why is color an important element in art?

    • C.

      Why is it important to know about color? Why is it important to know how to mix color? Why isn't color an important element in art?

    Correct Answer
    A. Why is it important to know about color? Why is it important to know how to mix color? Why is color an important element in art?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a combination of the questions that address the importance of knowing about color, knowing how to mix color, and recognizing color as an important element in art. These questions cover the essential aspects of understanding color theory and its significance in the artistic process.

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