Basic Art Terms: Trivia Quiz

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Welcome to the Basic Art Terms: Trivia Quiz. There are a lot of people who consider themselves to all-knowing when it comes to everything art. In this quiz, we will test out just how many terms you know together with their meaning. Do give it a try and get to see if you are the real deal when it comes to all things art or are just faking your knowledge. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the art of making an image by setting thin pieces of material into a depressed ground?
    • A. 

      Sticking

    • B. 

      Inlay

    • C. 

      Embossing

    • D. 

      Outlay

  • 2. 
    What is the method where a line is produced by scratching one pigmented surface to reveal another?
    • A. 

      Sgraffito

    • B. 

      Doodling

    • C. 

      Scrawling

    • D. 

      Scribbling

  • 3. 
    Which word represents a mark put on an article to indicate origin, purity, or genuineness?
    • A. 

      Stamp

    • B. 

      Birthmark

    • C. 

      Origin Mark

    • D. 

      Hallmark

  • 4. 
    What is the term for the basic components used by the artist when producing works of art?
    • A. 

      Canvas

    • B. 

      Brushes

    • C. 

      Palette

    • D. 

      Elements Of Art

  • 5. 
    What is a stone-working chisel with the blade fashioned into small teeth called?
    • A. 

      Stone Chisel

    • B. 

      Blade Chisel

    • C. 

      Plane Chisel

    • D. 

      Claw Chisel

  • 6. 
    What is any tool used for modeling with a blade that is somewhat flexible but fairly rigid called?
    • A. 

      Knife

    • B. 

      Blade

    • C. 

      Scraper

    • D. 

      Spade

  • 7. 
    What is the word that represents a page torn from a magazine or some publication printed on paper?
    • A. 

      Ripped Paper

    • B. 

      Magazine Paper

    • C. 

      Torn Paper

    • D. 

      Tear Sheet

  • 8. 
    What is the material which provides a surface upon which an artist applies color, collage, etc.?
    • A. 

      Canvas

    • B. 

      Paper

    • C. 

      Cloth

    • D. 

      Support

  • 9. 
    What are a slab of hard material, laid in rows to cover walls, floors, and roofs called?
    • A. 

      Block

    • B. 

      Piece

    • C. 

      Plate

    • D. 

      Tile

  • 10. 
    Which is the style of painting that gives the look of three-dimensional or photographic realism?
    • A. 

      Trompe L'Oeil

    • B. 

      Impressionism

    • C. 

      Abstract

    • D. 

      Cubism

  • 11. 
    What is the name given to a landscape depicting country life and idealized nature?
    • A. 

      Country Scene

    • B. 

      Sacral-Idyllic Scene

    • C. 

      Village Scene

    • D. 

      Sky Scene

  • 12. 
    What would you call an "inborn ability of significant quality for artistic or another achievement"?
    • A. 

      Lack

    • B. 

      Inability

    • C. 

      Dilemma

    • D. 

      Talent

  • 13. 
    What is the term for the treatment of a fabric or other surface to change its surface properties?
    • A. 

      Sticking

    • B. 

      Gluing

    • C. 

      Sizing

    • D. 

      Treating

  • 14. 
    Which word is used to describe the backside of any work on paper?
    • A. 

      Obverse

    • B. 

      Reverse

    • C. 

      Behind

    • D. 

      Verso

  • 15. 
    What are the colors obtained by mixing equal amounts of two primary colors called?
    • A. 

      Intermediate Colors

    • B. 

      Paints

    • C. 

      Secondary Colors

    • D. 

      Pigments

  • 16. 
    What is a drawing point made of silver which is used on a gesso-coated surface called?
    • A. 

      Silver Point

    • B. 

      Sheen Point

    • C. 

      Glitter Point

    • D. 

      Silver Art

  • 17. 
    What is the technique of blurring sharp outlines by subtle blending of one tone into another?
    • A. 

      Spreading

    • B. 

      Blending

    • C. 

      Softening

    • D. 

      Sfumato

  • 18. 
    What is the name given to a drawing, painting, or engraving method employing dots rather than lines?
    • A. 

      Stipple

    • B. 

      Stained Glass

    • C. 

      Mosaic

    • D. 

      Knife Painting

  • 19. 
    What is the term that refers to darkening the areas that would be shadowed in a picture?
    • A. 

      Darkening

    • B. 

      Lightening

    • C. 

      Blackening

    • D. 

      Shading

  • 20. 
    What is the name of the finest and whitest type of plaster used for modeling and molding?
    • A. 

      Stucco

    • B. 

      Fine Plaster

    • C. 

      Modeling Plaster

    • D. 

      White Plaster

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