The Ultimate Art Terms Trivia

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  • 1. 
    What is the art of cutting into the surface of a material to give it a certain form called?
    • A. 

      Sawing

    • B. 

      Needling

    • C. 

      Hatching

    • D. 

      Carving

  • 2. 
    What are the pictures that explain the story in a book called?
    • A. 

      Sketches

    • B. 

      Illustrations

    • C. 

      Drawings

    • D. 

      Paintings

  • 3. 
    What do you call an exceptionally great work of art done with extraordinary skill?
    • A. 

      Variation

    • B. 

      Collage

    • C. 

      Proof

    • D. 

      Masterpiece

  • 4. 
    Which word describes movement of the body that expresses an idea or attitude?
    • A. 

      Posing

    • B. 

      Motion

    • C. 

      Gesture

    • D. 

      Modeling

  • 5. 
    What is the term that refers to the feeling of stability in an artwork?
    • A. 

      Balance

    • B. 

      Equality

    • C. 

      Sameness

    • D. 

      Level

  • 6. 
    What is the light that comes from behind a subject in a work of art called?
    • A. 

      Flashlight

    • B. 

      Backlight

    • C. 

      Frontlight

    • D. 

      Behindlight

  • 7. 
    What is a surface which has been given a coating of gold called?
    • A. 

      Gris

    • B. 

      Gault

    • C. 

      Gilt

    • D. 

      Grit

  • 8. 
    What is the meaning of the term "bird's eye-view"?
    • A. 

      Seeing Buildings

    • B. 

      Being Blind

    • C. 

      Seeing From The Ground

    • D. 

      Seeing From A Great Height

  • 9. 
    What is the name given to a building where objects of value are collected and exhibited?
    • A. 

      School

    • B. 

      Zoo

    • C. 

      Museum

    • D. 

      Church

  • 10. 
    What is the name given to a circular diagram of colors that aids in color identification and mixing?
    • A. 

      Color Square

    • B. 

      Color Wheel

    • C. 

      Black And White Wheel

    • D. 

      Canvas

  • 11. 
    What is the name given to something made from whatever materials happen to be available?
    • A. 

      Pastel

    • B. 

      Watercolor

    • C. 

      Acrylic

    • D. 

      Bricolage

  • 12. 
    What is the part of the picture that appears to be farthest away from the viewer called?
    • A. 

      Background

    • B. 

      Behindground

    • C. 

      Belowground

    • D. 

      Farground

  • 13. 
    What is the term for the skillful arrangement of parts of a work of art?
    • A. 

      Design

    • B. 

      Plan

    • C. 

      Drawing

    • D. 

      Order

  • 14. 
    What is the name given to a school in which art is taught?
    • A. 

      Academy

    • B. 

      Temple

    • C. 

      Conservatory

    • D. 

      Gymnasium

  • 15. 
    What is the term given for something drawn by hand, without the use of any mechanical device?
    • A. 

      Non-Mechanical Drawing

    • B. 

      Doodling

    • C. 

      Freehand

    • D. 

      Sketching

  • 16. 
    What is the element of art that refers to the continuous mark made on a surface by a moving point?
    • A. 

      Form

    • B. 

      Shape

    • C. 

      Color

    • D. 

      Line

  • 17. 
    What is the method where a teacher places his hand over a student's hand to teach a skill manually?
    • A. 

      Hand Paint

    • B. 

      Hand Puppet

    • C. 

      Hand Scroll

    • D. 

      Hand-Over-Hand

  • 18. 
    What is compressed burned wood used for drawing called?
    • A. 

      Pencil

    • B. 

      Paint

    • C. 

      Charcoal

    • D. 

      Chalk

  • 19. 
    What is the act of copying a work called?
    • A. 

      Resembling

    • B. 

      Pastiche

    • C. 

      Reproduction

    • D. 

      Restoration

  • 20. 
    Who is a person who designs and draws plans, elevations, and cross-sections of buildings?
    • A. 

      Architect

    • B. 

      Painter

    • C. 

      Artist

    • D. 

      Sculptor