# The Fundamentals Of Color Theory Knowledge Quiz

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Color theory in visual arts is a structure of practical guidance to mixing colors and color combination effects. What else do you know about it- primary colors, secondary colors and tertiary colors?

• 1.

### What are the Primary colors?

• A.

Red yellow orange

• B.

Green blue violet

• C.

Blue red yellow

• D.

Brown grey white

• E.

None

C. Blue red yellow
Explanation
The primary colors are blue, red, and yellow. These colors cannot be created by mixing other colors together, but they can be used to create all other colors. In the subtractive color model, blue, red, and yellow are the primary colors used for mixing paints or inks. They are considered the building blocks of all other colors.

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• 2.

### Which are the secondary colors?

• A.

Red blue violet

• B.

Green violet yellow

• C.

Orange violet green

• D.

Brown grey beige

C. Orange violet green
Explanation
The secondary colors are the colors that are created by mixing two primary colors together. In this case, orange is created by mixing red and yellow, violet is created by mixing blue and red, and green is created by mixing blue and yellow. Therefore, the correct answer is orange, violet, and green.

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• 3.

### Which one is complimentary colors?

• A.

Green and red

• B.

Yellow and orange

• C.

Blue and violet

• D.

Blue and green

• E.

Magenta and orange

A. Green and red
Explanation
Green and red are considered complimentary colors because they are opposite each other on the color wheel. Complimentary colors create a strong contrast when placed next to each other, making them visually appealing. The combination of green and red is often used in design and art to create balance and harmony.

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• 4.

### Which is a neutral scheme?

• A.

Blue green blue-green

• B.

Orange pink violet

• C.

Grey white blue

• D.

White grey brown

• E.

None

D. White grey brown
Explanation
The scheme "white grey brown" is considered neutral because it consists of colors that are not strongly associated with any particular emotion or meaning. White is often associated with purity or neutrality, grey with neutrality or balance, and brown with earthiness or simplicity. These colors do not evoke strong feelings or convey a specific message, making them suitable for creating a neutral and calming atmosphere.

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• 5.

### What are tertiary colors?

• A.

Red Orange, Red Violet, Blue Green, Blue Violet, Yellow Orange and Yellow Green

• B.

Red, Orange, and Yellow

• C.

Red Orange, Red Violet and Yellow Orange

• D.

Blue, Green, and Purple

• E.

None

A. Red Orange, Red Violet, Blue Green, Blue Violet, Yellow Orange and Yellow Green
Explanation
Tertiary colors are the colors formed by mixing a primary color with a secondary color. In the given answer, Red Orange, Red Violet, Blue Green, Blue Violet, Yellow Orange, and Yellow Green are all examples of tertiary colors. These colors are created by mixing a primary color (red, blue, or yellow) with a secondary color (orange, green, or violet).

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• 6.

### The color wheel is a square.

• A.

False

• B.

True

A. False
Explanation
The color wheel is not a square. It is a circular diagram that displays the relationships between colors. The wheel is divided into sections representing primary, secondary, and tertiary colors, and it is used to understand color theory and create color schemes. The shape of the color wheel is important because it allows for easy visualization of color relationships and harmonies.

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• 7.

### Violet is another name for:

Purple
Explanation
Violet is another name for purple because violet is a color that is often described as a deep shade of purple. The two terms are often used interchangeably to refer to the same color on the color spectrum.

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• 8.

### What does Hue mean?

• A.

A tone of a color

• B.

A color or shade

• C.

A warm color

• D.

A color scheme

• E.

A complementary color

B. A color or shade
Explanation
Hue refers to a specific color or shade. It is used to describe the purest form of a color, without any variations or mixtures of other colors. It is the attribute that allows us to differentiate between different colors, such as red, blue, or green. In other words, hue represents the basic color that we perceive.

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• 9.

### What are warm colors here?

• A.

White orange green red

• B.

Red pink orange red-violet

• C.

Blue pink violet blue-green

• D.

Pink orange yellow red

• E.

Brown orange red

B. Red pink orange red-violet
D. Pink orange yellow red
Explanation
The warm colors in the given options are red, pink, orange, and red-violet. Warm colors are typically associated with energy, warmth, and excitement. These colors tend to evoke feelings of passion, intensity, and happiness. Red, pink, orange, and red-violet are all hues that fall within the warm color spectrum.

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• 10.

### We know that value deals with lightness and darkness. Which are these also refer to this idea?

• A.

Saturation and  tint

• B.

Hue and saturation

• C.

• D.

C. Tint and shade
Explanation
Tint and shade are terms that are related to the concept of lightness and darkness. Tint refers to a color that has been lightened by adding white to it, while shade refers to a color that has been darkened by adding black to it. Both tint and shade involve altering the lightness or darkness of a color, which aligns with the idea of value. Therefore, tint and shade also refer to the concept of lightness and darkness, making them the correct answer.

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• 11.

### What is descriptive color?

• A.

Colors that describe the emotions in a painting

• B.

Colors that show meanings in a painting

• C.

Colors that show the fantastical in a painting

• D.

Colors that show how something is in reality

D. Colors that show how something is in reality
Explanation
Descriptive color refers to colors that accurately represent or depict the appearance of something in reality. In the context of a painting, descriptive color would involve using colors that accurately portray the colors and tones of the objects or scenes being depicted. This can help create a sense of realism and convey the true appearance of the subject matter.

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• 12.

### What is analogous colour?

• A.

Colors that are near each other on the color wheel

• B.

Colors that are within a temperature range

• C.

Colors that are opposite each other in the wheel

• D.

Every other color on the color wheel

A. Colors that are near each other on the color wheel
Explanation
Analogous colors are colors that are near each other on the color wheel. These colors are often used together in design and art because they create a harmonious and visually pleasing effect. By using colors that are close to each other on the color wheel, a sense of unity and balance can be achieved in a composition. This color scheme is commonly used in various applications, such as interior design, fashion, and graphic design, to create a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing overall look.

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• 13.

### Which of these is not a Secondary color?

• A.

Purple

• B.

Orange

• C.

Blue

• D.

Green

C. Blue
Explanation
Blue is not a secondary color because secondary colors are created by mixing two primary colors. The primary colors are red, blue, and yellow. When you mix red and blue, you get purple. When you mix red and yellow, you get orange. And when you mix blue and yellow, you get green. However, blue is not created by mixing any two primary colors, so it is not a secondary color.

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• 14.

### What colours do you mix to get tertiary colours?

• A.

Two primary colors

• B.

Two tertiary colors

• C.

Red

• D.

Colors opposite each other on the color wheel

• E.

A primary and secondary color next to each other on the color wheel

E. A primary and secondary color next to each other on the color wheel
Explanation
Tertiary colors are created by mixing a primary color with a secondary color that is adjacent to it on the color wheel. This combination allows for the creation of a wide range of colors that are not primary or secondary. Mixing primary colors together would create secondary colors, while mixing tertiary colors together would not produce any new colors. Choosing colors opposite each other on the color wheel would result in complementary colors, not tertiary colors. Therefore, the correct answer is mixing a primary and secondary color next to each other on the color wheel.

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• 15.

### Which of these is not a tertiary color?

• A.

Red- violet

• B.

Pink

• C.

Blue-green

• D.

Yellow-orange

B. Pink
Explanation
Pink is not a tertiary color because tertiary colors are created by mixing primary and secondary colors. Pink is a shade of red, which is a primary color. Therefore, it cannot be classified as a tertiary color.

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