Art Terms Test: Would You Pass?

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What term is used to describe a figurative drawing or picture representing a word, sound or idea?
    • A. 

      Thumbnail

    • B. 

      Sketch

    • C. 

      Scribble

    • D. 

      Pictograph

  • 2. 
    What is the French phrase meaning "in the open air" used to describe paintings executed outdoors?
    • A. 

      Excusez-Moi

    • B. 

      C'est Bien

    • C. 

      S'il Vous Plait

    • D. 

      En Plein Air

  • 3. 
    Which word means "of a very limited number"?
    • A. 

      Indivisible

    • B. 

      Ubiquitous

    • C. 

      Masterpiece

    • D. 

      Rare

  • 4. 
    What is a flat and two-dimensional diagram made with one line defining the perimeter of the form?
    • A. 

      Shading

    • B. 

      Filling

    • C. 

      Sketching

    • D. 

      Outline

  • 5. 
    In art, what is a person whose teachings or doctrines are accepted by followers called?
    • A. 

      Chief

    • B. 

      Master

    • C. 

      Teacher

    • D. 

      Sir

  • 6. 
    What is the repairing of damage to artworks bringing them back to their original condition called?
    • A. 

      Retouching

    • B. 

      Rebuilding

    • C. 

      Art Restoration

    • D. 

      Repairing

  • 7. 
    What is the French term often used to mean a work of art which is small in size?
    • A. 

      Objet D'Art

    • B. 

      Art Deco

    • C. 

      Papier Mache

    • D. 

      Art Nouveau

  • 8. 
    What is the sculpture method where a three-dimensional form is molded in a soft material like clay?
    • A. 

      Incising

    • B. 

      Engraving

    • C. 

      Carving

    • D. 

      Modeling

  • 9. 
    What is the word that means to create, put together or arrange the elements of art in a work?
    • A. 

      Join

    • B. 

      Compose

    • C. 

      Bind

    • D. 

      Add

  • 10. 
    What is the movement in painting where edges of shapes are crisp, precise and not blurred called?
    • A. 

      Soft-Edge

    • B. 

      Realism

    • C. 

      Hard-Edge

    • D. 

      Impressionism

  • 11. 
    What is the condition of a surface displaying a lustrous rainbow-like brightness called?
    • A. 

      Brightness

    • B. 

      Glow

    • C. 

      Iridescence

    • D. 

      Shine

  • 12. 
    What is the apparatus used to weave thread or yarn into cloth called?
    • A. 

      Weaving Machine

    • B. 

      Spinning Wheel

    • C. 

      Loom

    • D. 

      Sewing Machine

  • 13. 
    Which of these is a paper material which resembles a rope or cord?
    • A. 

      Rush

    • B. 

      Fodder

    • C. 

      Gouache

    • D. 

      Chiffon

  • 14. 
    What is the painting technique in which importance is placed on contours or outlines called?
    • A. 

      Linear

    • B. 

      Circular

    • C. 

      Blocked

    • D. 

      Round

  • 15. 
    What do you call a small color sketch, usually in oil paint?
    • A. 

      Pochade

    • B. 

      Miniature

    • C. 

      Color Sketch

    • D. 

      Duplicate

  • 16. 
    Which term is used by art historians to define an empty space or a missing part in a work of art?
    • A. 

      Emptiness

    • B. 

      Hole

    • C. 

      Lacuna

    • D. 

      Void

  • 17. 
    What is an eraser that can be changed into any shape to remove pencil or other marks cleanly called?
    • A. 

      Kneaded Eraser

    • B. 

      Hard Eraser

    • C. 

      Art Eraser

    • D. 

      Cleaner

  • 18. 
    What is the thin member that divides a window or that separates one window from another called?
    • A. 

      Fence

    • B. 

      Separator

    • C. 

      Divider

    • D. 

      Mullion

  • 19. 
    In architecture, what is the name given to a weight-carrying member, such as a column?
    • A. 

      Pillar

    • B. 

      Beam

    • C. 

      Rod

    • D. 

      Dome

  • 20. 
    What is the name given to a consistently repeated element, usually a figure or design?
    • A. 

      Repeat

    • B. 

      Redundancy

    • C. 

      Motif

    • D. 

      Mark

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