Test Your Knowledge About Art Terms

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Test Your Knowledge About Art Terms

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a building, sculpture or structure especially built to remember and honor a person or event?
    • A. 

      Gateway

    • B. 

      Statue

    • C. 

      Monument

    • D. 

      Church

  • 2. 
    Which is the style in which an artist represents a subject as it appears in the natural world?
    • A. 

      Futurism

    • B. 

      Impressionism

    • C. 

      Naturalism

    • D. 

      Modernism

  • 3. 
    What is the word for an upright pillar or post often used to bear weight?
    • A. 

      Foundation

    • B. 

      Pole

    • C. 

      Column

    • D. 

      Stick

  • 4. 
    What is a design made of tiny pieces of colored stone, glass, tile or paper stuck to a surface?
    • A. 

      Pattern

    • B. 

      Motif

    • C. 

      Mosaic

    • D. 

      Decoration

  • 5. 
    What is the term for a line neither vertical nor horizontal but having a slanted direction?
    • A. 

      Turned

    • B. 

      Tilted

    • C. 

      Diagonal

    • D. 

      Bent

  • 6. 
    What is an image given back by a reflecting surface, such as a mirror or still water, called?
    • A. 

      Refraction

    • B. 

      Incidence

    • C. 

      Reflection

    • D. 

      Absorption

  • 7. 
    What is a craftsman or a skilled manual worker called?
    • A. 

      Actor

    • B. 

      Painter

    • C. 

      Artisan

    • D. 

      Sculptor

  • 8. 
    What is the word that denotes something made to enclose a picture or a mirror?
    • A. 

      Frame

    • B. 

      Cover

    • C. 

      Border

    • D. 

      Casing

  • 9. 
    What is a small figure usually with a cloth body and hollow head that is manipulated by hand called?
    • A. 

      Scarecrow

    • B. 

      Puppet

    • C. 

      Automaton

    • D. 

      Statue

  • 10. 
    What is the name of the egg-like two-dimensional shape that looks like a stretched circle?
    • A. 

      Sphere

    • B. 

      Ovoid

    • C. 

      Oblong

    • D. 

      Oval

  • 11. 
    What word means allowing light to pass through so objects can be clearly seen from the other side?
    • A. 

      Transparent

    • B. 

      Opaque

    • C. 

      Backlit

    • D. 

      Silhouette

  • 12. 
    What is a three-dimensional form of a person or animal sculpted, carved, modeled, or cast called?
    • A. 

      Figurine

    • B. 

      Figure

    • C. 

      Model

    • D. 

      Statue

  • 13. 
    What is the name given to the protective transparent finish applied in a liquid state to a surface?
    • A. 

      Varnish

    • B. 

      Layer

    • C. 

      Spread

    • D. 

      Cover

  • 14. 
    What is the interlacing of long, thin materials such as yarn or thread to make cloth called?
    • A. 

      Macrame

    • B. 

      Sewing

    • C. 

      Knitting

    • D. 

      Weaving

  • 15. 
    What is a quick drawing that loosely captures appearance or action of a place or situation called?
    • A. 

      Sculpture

    • B. 

      Sketch

    • C. 

      Painting

    • D. 

      Art

  • 16. 
    What is a picture of a scene at sea or a scene largely including a portion of the sea called?
    • A. 

      Landscape

    • B. 

      Seascape

    • C. 

      Mountainscape

    • D. 

      Riverscape

  • 17. 
    What the surface quality or "feel" of an object, its smoothness, roughness, softness, etc. called?
    • A. 

      Texture

    • B. 

      Touch

    • C. 

      Feeling

    • D. 

      Sensation

  • 18. 
    What is a group of artists whose style demonstrates a common origin or influence called?
    • A. 

      Palette

    • B. 

      Club

    • C. 

      Objet D'Art

    • D. 

      School

  • 19. 
    What is a three-dimensional form shaped like a ball and circular from all points of view called?
    • A. 

      Cone

    • B. 

      Cylinder

    • C. 

      Cube

    • D. 

      Sphere

  • 20. 
    What is a portrait an artist makes using himself or herself as its subject called?
    • A. 

      Self-Portrait

    • B. 

      Face Portrait

    • C. 

      Reflected Portrait

    • D. 

      Own Portrait

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