Art Terms Quiz! Trivia Questions

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Art Terms Quiz! Trivia Questions

Are you ready for some art terms trivia questions? Art has come a long way and is not seen by many as a mode of expression and a source of income for many. If you are an art student, you are expected to understand what different terms mean. This quiz is a perfect way to refresh your memory on most of them. Do give it a shot and see how many you get right.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the paper on which newspapers are normally printed?
    • A. 

      Construction Paper

    • B. 

      Canvas

    • C. 

      Newsprint

    • D. 

      Tablet

  • 2. 
    What is the name of colors not associated with a hue?
    • A. 

      Neutral

    • B. 

      Shade

    • C. 

      Bright

    • D. 

      Tint

  • 3. 
    What stone used in sculpture takes a high polish and has veins and coloring from impurities?
    • A. 

      Clay

    • B. 

      Sandstone

    • C. 

      Talc

    • D. 

      Marble

  • 4. 
    What refers to a network of interconnecting pathways with a single path from beginning to end?
    • A. 

      Network

    • B. 

      Game

    • C. 

      Map

    • D. 

      Maze

  • 5. 
    What is the name of a still-life that appears in a portrait?
    • A. 

      Portrait

    • B. 

      Parergon

    • C. 

      Landscape

    • D. 

      Seascape

  • 6. 
    What is the name of a three-dimensional representation of the human body?
    • A. 

      Marionette

    • B. 

      Mannequin

    • C. 

      Portrait

    • D. 

      Puppet

  • 7. 
    Which is a decoration applied to ceramics after glazing?
    • A. 

      Paint

    • B. 

      Pottery

    • C. 

      Overglazing

    • D. 

      Clay

  • 8. 
    The eye's ability to blend colors that are next to each other is important in which painting style?
    • A. 

      Naturalism

    • B. 

      Abstract

    • C. 

      Pointillism

    • D. 

      Modernism

  • 9. 
    What is the name of art which represents the elements of a story?
    • A. 

      Narrative Art

    • B. 

      Pointillism

    • C. 

      Neo-classicalism

    • D. 

      Modern Art

  • 10. 
    What is the name of something that decorates, embellishes or adorns?
    • A. 

      Ornament

    • B. 

      Bedazzler

    • C. 

      Signature

    • D. 

      Marking

  • 11. 
    Which means a picture of a night scene?
    • A. 

      Portrait

    • B. 

      Seascape

    • C. 

      Landscape

    • D. 

      Nocturne

  • 12. 
    Which means a design using one or more letters, usually initials, used as an identifying mark?
    • A. 

      Monolith

    • B. 

      Monochrome

    • C. 

      Monogram

    • D. 

      Monopoly

  • 13. 
    Which is the name of a three-dimensional egg-like shape that looks oval and circular from different views?
    • A. 

      Cube

    • B. 

      Cone

    • C. 

      Sphere

    • D. 

      Ovoid

  • 14. 
    Which is the name of the principal side or main side of any object?
    • A. 

      Tails

    • B. 

      Backside

    • C. 

      Reverse

    • D. 

      Obverse

  • 15. 
    What is it called when one thing covers part of something else?
    • A. 

      Overlap

    • B. 

      Tiling

    • C. 

      Kern

    • D. 

      Perspective

  • 16. 
    In Japanese art, what means making a design in raised gesso?
    • A. 

      Moriage

    • B. 

      Drawing

    • C. 

      Marking

    • D. 

      Painting

  • 17. 
    Which is the name of a hollow form used to cast a fluid or plastic medium, such as clay or metal?
    • A. 

      Pattern

    • B. 

      Diagram

    • C. 

      Template

    • D. 

      Mold

  • 18. 
    Oxidation firing is when what element is added to the kiln while firing a piece of pottery?
    • A. 

      Carbon

    • B. 

      Hydrogen

    • C. 

      Helium

    • D. 

      Oxygen

  • 19. 
    What type of color are brown, black, gray, and white?
    • A. 

      Tints

    • B. 

      Shades

    • C. 

      Deep Colors

    • D. 

      Neutrals

  • 20. 
    Why did artists sign their names with lots of paraph, or flourish, on their artwork?
    • A. 

      Because The Queen Did

    • B. 

      To Discourage Forgery

    • C. 

      Because It Was Pretty

    • D. 

      Everyone Signed Like That

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