Shepparton Art Muesum: Ukiyo-e

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Shepparton Art Muesum: Ukiyo-e - Quiz

This quiz is about a Japanese art called Ukiyo-e


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does Ukiyo mean?

    • A.

      A Japanese anime show

    • B.

      Another word for Edo

    • C.

      Floating world

    Correct Answer
    C. Floating world
    Explanation
    Ukiyo is a Japanese term that translates to "floating world." It refers to the concept of living in the present moment and enjoying the pleasures of life, often associated with the Edo period in Japan. It represents a transient and fleeting existence, where people sought entertainment, arts, and escape from the realities of life. The term is commonly used in Japanese art and literature to depict this carefree and hedonistic lifestyle.

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  • 2. 

    Ukiyo-e is genre of woodblock prints in Japanese?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Ukiyo-e is indeed a genre of woodblock prints in Japanese art. It originated during the Edo period (17th-19th century) and became popular among the common people. Ukiyo-e prints often depicted scenes from everyday life, including landscapes, portraits, and historical events. They were made using intricate woodblock carving techniques and vibrant colors, and were widely appreciated for their beauty and accessibility. Ukiyo-e prints had a significant influence on Western art, particularly on Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Thus, the statement "Ukiyo-e is genre of woodblock prints in Japanese" is true.

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  • 3. 

    Where were the Ukiyo-e prints made

    • A.

      In Tokyo, Japan

    • B.

      In a muesum in Japan

    • C.

      IN Edo, Japan

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. In Tokyo, Japan
    C. IN Edo, Japan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "In Tokyo, Japan, IN Edo, Japan." This answer suggests that Ukiyo-e prints were made both in Tokyo and Edo, which are both cities in Japan. Ukiyo-e is a traditional Japanese art form that originated in Edo (now known as Tokyo) during the Edo period. The prints were created by skilled artisans and were widely popular among the common people of Japan.

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  • 4. 

    There were         colours in each of the prints

    Correct Answer(s)
    Five
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that there were a certain number of colors present in each of the prints. The answer "Five" indicates that there were a total of five colors in each print.

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  • 5. 

    What paper did they use to make the prints?

    • A.

      Kozo

    • B.

      A5 sheets of white paper

    • C.

      Cardboard

    • D.

      Edo paper

    Correct Answer
    A. Kozo
    Explanation
    Kozo is the correct answer because it is a type of paper commonly used in printmaking. It is made from the fibers of the mulberry tree and is known for its strength and durability. Kozo paper is often used for woodblock printing, which requires a sturdy and absorbent surface to hold the ink and create clear prints. Therefore, it is likely that they used Kozo paper to make the prints mentioned in the question.

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  • 6. 

    The paper was chosen because it was long.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the paper was chosen because it was long. However, the correct answer is false, indicating that the paper was not chosen because of its length. Therefore, the explanation is that the length of the paper was not a determining factor in its selection.

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  • 7. 

    Ukiyo came from the Boston Muesum.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Ukiyo originated from the Boston Museum. Since the statement does not provide any context or further information, we can assume that the statement is true. However, without additional details, it is difficult to determine the exact meaning or significance of Ukiyo's connection to the Boston Museum.

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  • 8. 

    Where is edo found in Japan?

    • A.

      Kyoto

    • B.

      North Japan

    • C.

      Tokyo

    Correct Answer
    C. Tokyo
    Explanation
    Edo is found in Tokyo. Edo was the former name of Tokyo, and it served as the capital of Japan from 1603 to 1868. The city was renamed Tokyo when the Meiji Emperor moved the capital there. Therefore, Tokyo is the correct answer as it is the modern-day location of Edo in Japan.

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  • 9. 

    The prints were made in the     period. 

    Correct Answer
    Edo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Edo. Edo refers to a historical period in Japan, also known as the Edo period, which lasted from 1603 to 1868. During this time, Japan was under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate and experienced a period of relative peace and stability. The Edo period is known for its flourishing arts and culture, including the development of woodblock printing, which became a popular medium for producing prints. Therefore, the answer Edo is a plausible explanation for the given statement about the prints being made during this period.

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  • 10. 

    Ukiyo-e is known for the the coloured prints.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Ukiyo-e is a traditional Japanese art form that is known for its vibrant and colorful prints. The term "ukiyo-e" translates to "pictures of the floating world," and it originated during the Edo period in Japan. These prints often depicted scenes from everyday life, such as landscapes, portraits, and famous actors. The use of bold and vivid colors was a distinctive characteristic of ukiyo-e prints, making them highly sought after and admired. Therefore, it is true that ukiyo-e is known for its colored prints.

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