The Art Terms! Knowledge Test: Quiz

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Welcome to the Art Terms Knowledge Test. Art has undergone so many changes over the years, and now more people value it and try to understand the statement being made by an artist. Most artists have a specific design of showcasing their work. As an art student, it is essential to be conversant with some of the famous art terms, and this quiz will ensure you do just that. Do give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which style of art is realist though irrational?
    • A. 

      Surrealism

    • B. 

      Abstract

    • C. 

      Realism

    • D. 

      Conceptual

  • 2. 
    Which word describes a piece of art that is one of a kind?
    • A. 

      Traced

    • B. 

      Photocopied

    • C. 

      Reproduced

    • D. 

      Unique

  • 3. 
    What is the term that describes the relation of one part to the whole, or to other parts?
    • A. 

      Particle

    • B. 

      Part

    • C. 

      Proportion

    • D. 

      Relative

  • 4. 
    What French term refers to an artist's workshop?
    • A. 

      Collage

    • B. 

      Palette

    • C. 

      Atelier

    • D. 

      Decoupage

  • 5. 
    What is a term for the study of the classification of different kinds of objects?
    • A. 

      Typology

    • B. 

      Paleontology

    • C. 

      Biology

    • D. 

      Archaeology

  • 6. 
    Traditionally, how have tapestries most often been used?
    • A. 

      Rugs

    • B. 

      Floor Coverings

    • C. 

      Wall Hangings

    • D. 

      Blankets

  • 7. 
    What is a general term for any type of fabric made by weaving or knitting?
    • A. 

      Textile

    • B. 

      Synthetic

    • C. 

      Clothing

    • D. 

      Texture

  • 8. 
    What is the name given to a curved architectural structure supported by columns or pillars?
    • A. 

      Entry

    • B. 

      Window

    • C. 

      Door

    • D. 

      Arch

  • 9. 
    What type of digital image is made of formulas that describe the lines and curves of the image?
    • A. 

      GIF

    • B. 

      Bitmap

    • C. 

      JPEG

    • D. 

      Vector Graphic

  • 10. 
    What substance is used to thin oil paints?
    • A. 

      Turpentine

    • B. 

      Acetone

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Rubbing Alcohol

  • 11. 
    Vermilion is a particular pigment of which color?
    • A. 

      Blue

    • B. 

      Purple

    • C. 

      Red

    • D. 

      Green

  • 12. 
    What is terracotta a type of?
    • A. 

      Pencil

    • B. 

      Pigment

    • C. 

      Paint

    • D. 

      Clay

  • 13. 
    What is the method of painting layers beneath the final coat called?
    • A. 

      Bottom Painting

    • B. 

      Overpainting

    • C. 

      Underpainting

    • D. 

      Bottom Layering

  • 14. 
    What type of surface has a sheen?
    • A. 

      A Dull Surface

    • B. 

      A Matte Surface

    • C. 

      A Rough Surface

    • D. 

      A Glossy Lustrous Surface

  • 15. 
    What is the name of a painting which is in the shape of a circle?
    • A. 

      Landscape

    • B. 

      Tondo

    • C. 

      Circle Canvas

    • D. 

      Circular Artwork

  • 16. 
    In carving, what is the name of the process to dry out a piece of wood?
    • A. 

      Processing

    • B. 

      Wetting

    • C. 

      Seasoning

    • D. 

      Drying

  • 17. 
    What is the name of the style that is a realistic representation of people, places, or things?
    • A. 

      Realism

    • B. 

      Idealism

    • C. 

      Abstract

    • D. 

      Romanticism

  • 18. 
    Realism is a style that is the opposite of which another style?
    • A. 

      Plagiarism

    • B. 

      Postmodernism

    • C. 

      Idealism

    • D. 

      Naturalism

  • 19. 
    What is the name of a workshop where an artist produces art?
    • A. 

      Store

    • B. 

      Gallery

    • C. 

      Studio

    • D. 

      Museum

  • 20. 
    What is the name of the substance applied to a mold which prevents a casting from adhering to it?
    • A. 

      Release Agent

    • B. 

      Releaser

    • C. 

      Adhesive

    • D. 

      Glue

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