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What do you know about graphic design, and this quiz will demonstrate your knowledge of the subject. Graphic design is the progression of visual communication and problem solving through the utilization of typography, photography, iconography, and illustration. It communicates the message of the project, event, campaign, or product. Graphic design can be used by companies to promote and sell products through advertising. IF you want a career in graphic design, then this is the quiz for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    RGB is to ppi as CMYK is to _________.

    • A.

      Pixels per inch

    • B.

      Dots per inch

    • C.

      Screen resolution

    • D.

      Lpi

    Correct Answer
    B. Dots per inch
    Explanation
    RGB stands for Red, Green, Blue, which are the primary colors used in digital displays. PPI (pixels per inch) measures the number of pixels in an inch of a digital image. Similarly, CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key (Black), which are the primary colors used in printing. DPI (dots per inch) measures the number of dots or ink droplets in an inch of a printed image. Therefore, the correct analogy is that RGB is to PPI as CMYK is to DPI.

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  • 2. 

    CMYK color systems are used specifically for _________ design work.

    • A.

      Graphic

    • B.

      Web

    • C.

      Print

    • D.

      Cell phone

    Correct Answer
    C. Print
    Explanation
    CMYK color systems are used specifically for print design work. This is because CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key/Black) is the standard color model used in the printing industry. This color system is based on the subtractive color model, where colors are created by subtracting light from white. CMYK is used to reproduce a wide range of colors accurately in print materials such as magazines, brochures, and posters. In contrast, other color systems like RGB (Red, Green, Blue) are used for digital displays, such as graphic and web design, and are based on the additive color model.

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  • 3. 

    The complement of blue is __________.

    • A.

      Red

    • B.

      Yellow

    • C.

      Orange

    • D.

      Yellow-orange

    Correct Answer
    C. Orange
    Explanation
    The complement of blue is orange because orange is the color that is opposite to blue on the color wheel. Complementary colors are pairs of colors that create a strong contrast when placed together, and blue and orange are considered complementary colors.

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  • 4. 

    A triadic partner for yellow is _________.

    • A.

      Green

    • B.

      Violet

    • C.

      Blue

    • D.

      Magenta

    Correct Answer
    C. Blue
    Explanation
    Yellow and blue are primary colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. When mixed together, they create a secondary color, green. Therefore, green is the triadic partner for yellow.

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  • 5. 

    It is important to name and organize these in both Illustrator and Photoshop.

    • A.

      Lines

    • B.

      Bridge

    • C.

      Paths

    • D.

      Layers

    Correct Answer
    D. Layers
    Explanation
    In both Illustrator and Photoshop, it is important to name and organize the different elements or components of a design. This helps in easily identifying and accessing specific elements when working on complex projects. By naming and organizing the layers, it becomes easier to navigate through the design and make necessary changes or adjustments. Additionally, organizing layers also helps in maintaining a clean and structured workflow, making it easier to collaborate with others or hand off the project to someone else.

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  • 6. 

    What do you get when you add black to a color?

    • A.

      Hue

    • B.

      Tint

    • C.

      Shade

    • D.

      Tone

    Correct Answer
    C. Shade
    Explanation
    When you add black to a color, you create a shade. Adding black darkens the original color, resulting in a deeper and darker version of that color. Shades are created by reducing the lightness or brightness of a color, which is achieved by adding black pigment.

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  • 7. 

    A graphic image with a central figure is an example of this type of composition:

    • A.

      Balanced

    • B.

      Framing

    • C.

      Asymmetrical

    • D.

      Simplicity

    Correct Answer
    A. Balanced
    Explanation
    A balanced composition refers to a visual arrangement in which elements are symmetrically distributed around a central point or axis. In the context of a graphic image with a central figure, a balanced composition would entail positioning other elements, such as background elements or supporting characters, in a way that maintains visual equilibrium and harmony around the central figure. This creates a sense of stability and orderliness in the overall composition, making it visually appealing and balanced.

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  • 8. 

    When designing logos it is important to:

    • A.

      Use small details

    • B.

      Use minimum of 5 colors

    • C.

      Keep the design simple

    • D.

      Use narrow font styles

    Correct Answer
    C. Keep the design simple
    Explanation
    When designing logos, it is important to keep the design simple. This is because a simple design is more memorable, versatile, and timeless. It allows for easy recognition and scalability across different platforms and sizes. A simple logo is also more effective in conveying the intended message or brand identity. It avoids clutter and confusion, making it easier for the audience to understand and connect with the logo. Additionally, a simple design is more aesthetically pleasing and visually appealing, creating a positive impression on viewers.

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  • 9. 

    Vector based graphic work is _____.

    • A.

      Limited by large file sizes.

    • B.

      Scalable.

    • C.

      Used by most digital photographers.

    • D.

      Only used in Flash and PhotoShop.

    Correct Answer
    B. Scalable.
    Explanation
    Vector based graphic work is scalable because it is created using mathematical equations and geometric shapes, allowing it to be resized without losing any quality or resolution. This makes vector graphics ideal for logos, illustrations, and other designs that may need to be used at different sizes or on different platforms. Unlike raster graphics, which are made up of pixels and can become pixelated or blurry when resized, vector graphics can be scaled up or down infinitely without any loss in clarity.

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  • 10. 

    What do you create when you add white to a color

    • A.

      Tint

    • B.

      Shade

    • C.

      Hue

    • D.

      Scale

    Correct Answer
    A. Tint
    Explanation
    When you add white to a color, you create a tint. Tint is a lighter version of the original color, achieved by mixing it with white. This process increases the lightness and reduces the saturation of the color, resulting in a softer and pastel-like shade. Adding white to a color can be used to create a range of tints, allowing for variations in brightness and creating a more subtle and delicate color palette.

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  • 11. 

    The following is not an element of design:

    • A.

      Line

    • B.

      Shape

    • C.

      Texture

    • D.

      Unity

    Correct Answer
    D. Unity
    Explanation
    Unity is not an element of design because it is a principle of design. Elements of design refer to the basic visual components that are used to create a composition, such as line, shape, and texture. Unity, on the other hand, is a principle that focuses on the overall harmony and coherence of a design. It is achieved by creating a sense of oneness and cohesion among the different elements and components of a design.

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  • 12. 

    When you are composing a graphic design for a corporation that will use the graphic for all types of signage, what is the application of choice for you as a designer?

    • A.

      PhotoShop

    • B.

      Illustrator

    • C.

      Device Central

    • D.

      Flash

    Correct Answer
    B. Illustrator
    Explanation
    As a designer, the application of choice for composing a graphic design for a corporation that will be used for all types of signage would be Illustrator. Illustrator is a vector-based software that allows for the creation of scalable and high-quality designs. It provides tools and features specifically tailored for creating logos, illustrations, and other graphics that can be easily resized without losing quality. This makes it ideal for signage, as it ensures that the design will look crisp and clear regardless of the size it is displayed at.

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  • 13. 

    This is the first color that the human eye reacts to when it comes into vision.

    • A.

      Red

    • B.

      Green

    • C.

      Blue

    • D.

      White

    Correct Answer
    A. Red
    Explanation
    The human eye is most sensitive to the color red, which means it reacts to red light more strongly than to other colors. This sensitivity is due to the distribution of light-sensitive cells called cones in the retina, with the highest concentration of cones being responsive to red light. Therefore, when red light enters the eye, it is detected and processed by these cones, leading to a strong reaction and perception of the color red.

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  • 14. 

    What will the use of rhythm give your design?

    • A.

      Color, depth, and balance

    • B.

      Pattern, texture and movement

    • C.

      Balance, scale and contrast

    • D.

      Contrast, color, and balance

    Correct Answer
    B. Pattern, texture and movement
    Explanation
    The use of rhythm in design will give your design pattern, texture, and movement. Rhythm refers to the repetition or alternation of elements in a design, creating a sense of pattern and movement. By incorporating rhythm, you can add visual interest and create a cohesive and dynamic composition.

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  • 15. 

    The placement of graphics and text on a graphic design is known as _________.

    • A.

      Organization

    • B.

      Art set-up

    • C.

      Composition

    • D.

      Graphic clean-up

    Correct Answer
    C. Composition
    Explanation
    Composition refers to the arrangement and placement of graphics and text on a graphic design. It involves considering the visual balance, hierarchy, and overall aesthetic appeal of the elements within the design. By carefully arranging and organizing these elements, the designer can create a harmonious and visually pleasing composition that effectively communicates the intended message or purpose of the design.

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  • 16. 

    What is the primary function of a critique of your design?

    • A.

      To point out the flaws in the design.

    • B.

      To make the designer feel good about the design.

    • C.

      To improve the overall design.

    • D.

      To improve the designer.

    Correct Answer
    C. To improve the overall design.
    Explanation
    The primary function of a critique of your design is to improve the overall design. Critiques provide valuable feedback and constructive criticism that helps identify flaws and areas for improvement in the design. By pointing out the weaknesses and suggesting improvements, the critique aims to enhance the design and make it more effective, functional, and aesthetically pleasing. It is not meant to solely make the designer feel good about their work or improve the designer themselves, but rather to enhance the final outcome of the design.

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  • 17. 

    Photographic based work produced for the web would be best designed using this application.

    • A.

      PhotoShop

    • B.

      Flash

    • C.

      Illustrator

    • D.

      Design Central

    Correct Answer
    A. PhotoShop
    Explanation
    Photographic based work produced for the web would be best designed using PhotoShop. PhotoShop is a powerful image editing software that offers a wide range of tools and features specifically designed for manipulating and enhancing photographs. It allows users to adjust colors, apply filters, remove imperfections, and optimize images for web use. Additionally, PhotoShop supports various file formats commonly used on the web, making it the ideal application for creating and editing photographic content for online platforms.

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  • 18. 

    Which file format will give you the best resolution with a clear background on the web?

    • A.

      .psd

    • B.

      .png

    • C.

      .gif

    • D.

      .jpg

    Correct Answer
    B. .png
    Explanation
    The .png file format is the best choice for achieving the best resolution with a clear background on the web. This is because .png supports lossless compression, allowing for high-quality images with sharp details and vibrant colors. Additionally, .png supports transparency, making it ideal for images with a clear background. Other file formats like .jpg, .gif, and .psd may have limitations in terms of resolution, color accuracy, or transparency support, making .png the preferred option for achieving the best quality on the web.

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  • 19. 

    Where is the live paint bucket on the tool bar?

    • A.

      Next to the black arrow.

    • B.

      Under the gradient tool

    • C.

      Under the Shape builder tool

    • D.

      On the layers tab

    Correct Answer
    C. Under the Shape builder tool
    Explanation
    The live paint bucket is located under the Shape builder tool on the toolbar. This tool allows users to easily create and edit complex shapes by combining or removing overlapping objects. The live paint bucket is a useful feature that enables users to quickly fill in areas with color, making it easier to create and modify artwork in Adobe Illustrator.

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  • 20. 

    Which is the correct way to change the eraser size in Illustrator?

    • A.

      Double click on eraser and change slider

    • B.

      Change point size in toolbar.

    • C.

      Change the line scale

    • D.

      Change fill color to clear

    Correct Answer
    A. Double click on eraser and change slider
    Explanation
    To change the eraser size in Illustrator, the correct way is to double click on the eraser tool and adjust the slider. This action opens up a dialog box where the user can modify the size of the eraser by moving the slider to the desired position. This method allows for precise control over the eraser size, ensuring accurate editing and erasing in Illustrator.

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  • 21. 

     A legal size piece of paper is

    • A.

      8x10

    • B.

      8.5 x 10

    • C.

      8.5 x 11

    • D.

      8.5 x 14

    Correct Answer
    D. 8.5 x 14
    Explanation
    A legal size piece of paper is 8.5 x 14 inches. This size is commonly used for legal documents such as contracts, agreements, and court papers. It is slightly longer than the standard letter size (8.5 x 11 inches) and provides more space for content. The dimensions of 8.5 x 14 inches allow for a larger amount of text to be printed on a single page, making it suitable for legal and professional purposes.

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  • 22. 

    The PC keyboard command for turning on the ruler in PhotoShop is

    • A.

      Option R

    • B.

      Command r

    • C.

      Shift R

    • D.

      Control+r

    Correct Answer
    D. Control+r
    Explanation
    The correct answer is control r. This keyboard command is used to turn on the ruler in PhotoShop. By pressing control r, the ruler will appear on the screen, allowing users to measure and align objects accurately.

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  • 23. 

    Printing bleed makes the image to all the way to the edge of the paper.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Printing bleed refers to the process of extending the image or design beyond the intended trim size of the paper. This is done to ensure that when the paper is trimmed, there are no white edges or borders left. The bleed area is then trimmed off, resulting in the image or design appearing to go all the way to the edge of the paper. Therefore, the statement "Printing bleed makes the image go all the way to the edge of the paper" is true.

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  • 24. 

    Color is an element of design

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Color is indeed an element of design. In visual arts and design, color plays a crucial role in creating aesthetic appeal, conveying emotions, and enhancing the overall composition. It is one of the fundamental elements, along with line, shape, form, texture, and space, that designers use to create visually engaging and impactful designs. Color choices can evoke specific moods, create contrast or harmony, and guide the viewer's attention. Therefore, understanding and effectively using color is essential for designers to communicate their intended message and create visually compelling designs.

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  • 25. 

    To change the work area in Photoshop you need to go to image size and change the numbers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    To change the work area in Photoshop, you do not need to go to image size and change the numbers. Instead, you can adjust the work area by using the "Canvas Size" option, which allows you to change the dimensions of the canvas without affecting the image size. This can be done by going to the "Image" menu and selecting "Canvas Size".

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  • 26. 

    The building blocks of graphic design are the elements of art and the principles of design.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the elements of art, such as line, shape, color, texture, and form, along with the principles of design, such as balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, and unity, are the fundamental components that graphic designers use to create visual compositions. These building blocks help designers communicate messages effectively and create visually appealing designs.

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  • 27. 

    The graphic artist is paid by everyone while the graphic designer is paid by a single client.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because a graphic artist typically works on projects for multiple clients and is paid by each client for their work. On the other hand, a graphic designer usually works on projects for a single client and is paid exclusively by that client. Therefore, the graphic artist's income comes from multiple sources, while the graphic designer's income comes from a single client.

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  • 28. 

    The split complement of  blue-violet is 

    • A.

      Yellow

    • B.

      Red-orange

    • C.

      Blue

    • D.

      Violet

    Correct Answer
    A. Yellow
    Explanation
    The split complement of blue-violet is yellow. In the color wheel, a split complement is formed by choosing a color and then finding the two colors on either side of its complement. In this case, the complement of blue-violet is yellow-orange, and the two colors on either side of it are yellow and orange. Therefore, the split complement of blue-violet is yellow.

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  • 29. 

    A color of a triadic color scheme with red-violet in it is

    • A.

      Orange

    • B.

      Green

    • C.

      Blue-green

    • D.

      Red-orange

    Correct Answer
    C. Blue-green
    Explanation
    A triadic color scheme consists of three colors that are evenly spaced around the color wheel. In this case, the color red-violet is one of the colors in the scheme. To find the other two colors, we need to find two colors that are equidistant from red-violet on the color wheel. Blue-green is the only option that fits this criteria, as it is located opposite to red-violet on the color wheel. Therefore, blue-green is the correct answer for a triadic color scheme with red-violet in it.

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  • 30. 

    Which color theory is applied to this image?

    • A.

      Repetitions

    • B.

      Monochromatic

    • C.

      Dichromatic

    • D.

      Rule of thirds

    Correct Answer
    B. Monochromatic
    Explanation
    The color theory applied to this image is monochromatic. Monochromatic color schemes use variations of a single color, creating a harmonious and unified look. In this image, only one color is used with different shades, tints, and tones, resulting in a cohesive and visually pleasing composition.

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  • 31. 

    Nike is branding in graphic design terms.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Nike is not branding in graphic design terms. This statement suggests that Nike is not engaged in the practice of creating and promoting a unique image and identity through visual elements such as logos, typography, and color schemes. This contradicts the widely known fact that Nike is a highly successful and recognizable brand that utilizes various graphic design elements to establish its brand identity and connect with consumers. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 32. 

    Who is the maker of Illustrator and PhotoShop?

    • A.

      Agave

    • B.

      Acrobat

    • C.

      Adobe

    • D.

      After Effects

    Correct Answer
    C. Adobe
    Explanation
    Adobe is the correct answer because it is the company that developed and owns both Illustrator and Photoshop. Adobe is a well-known software company that specializes in creating design and multimedia software. Illustrator is a vector graphics editor, while Photoshop is a raster graphics editor, and both are widely used in the creative industry for various purposes such as graphic design, photo editing, and digital art. Therefore, Adobe is the maker of both Illustrator and Photoshop.

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  • 33. 

    Which of the following formats should never be given to the client?

    • A.

      .png

    • B.

      .psd

    • C.

      .gif

    • D.

      .jpg

    Correct Answer
    B. .psd
    Explanation
    The .psd format should never be given to the client because it is a proprietary file format used by Adobe Photoshop. It contains layers, masks, and other editing features that are not universally compatible with other software or platforms. It is primarily used for editing and design purposes and should be converted to a more widely accepted format like .png, .gif, or .jpg before sharing with the client.

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  • 34. 

    EPS files have all the embedded fonts and color selections in the file.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) files are a type of vector image file format commonly used in graphic design and printing. One of the key features of EPS files is that they can contain embedded fonts and color selections within the file itself. This means that when an EPS file is opened or printed, it will retain the correct fonts and colors specified, regardless of whether the fonts are installed on the system or not. Therefore, the statement that EPS files have all the embedded fonts and color selections in the file is true.

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  • 35. 

    How is a color scheme different from color selection?

    • A.

      Selections are based on your personal favorite colors.

    • B.

      Schemes are pairings of colors that work well together.

    • C.

      Both are correct

    • D.

      First two are both false.

    Correct Answer
    C. Both are correct
    Explanation
    A color scheme refers to the combination of colors that are chosen to work harmoniously together, whereas color selection is the process of choosing individual colors based on personal preference. In this case, the given answer states that both statements are correct, meaning that color schemes involve pairing colors that work well together, and color selection can also be based on personal favorite colors.

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