Subject: History / General History
Question1. The oldest form of intaglio printmaking is called
D. relief printmaking.
2. The part of the camera used to see what the artist would see is called the
3. What is the quality of the site upon which the Parthenon was built that underlines the ancient-Greek belief that such a building speaks of human intellect, separate and above earthly concerns?
A. It’s a hill above the city.
B. It’s the oldest district of Athens.
C. It’s the site on which Athena was born.
D. It has direct access to the sea.
4. Sanguine is another name for
A. red chalk.
C. pen and ink.
5. Ceremonial knives with which Peruvians often buried their dead are called
6. If you were to spend a week in Athens visiting the major architectural achievements of the ancient
Greeks, which type of column would you see the least number of during your stay there?
7. Spirited Away, Astro Boy, and Princess Mononoke are classic examples of what artistic form?
B. Digital video
8. The photograph made by the artist _______ are considered obscene by some.
A. Edward Weston
B. Richard Mapplethorpe
C. Timothy O’Sullivan
D. Dorothea Lange
9. In Japan, animation is known as
A. nihongo hanasemasen.
10. The most preferred surface in lithography is
11. When the painter combines color pigment with water and brushes it directly on wet plaster, the technique is called
A. tempera paint.
B. oil paint.
12. Why did colonial American builders use clapboards to enclose the sides of their dwellings?
A. Convenience of raw material
B. Symbolic associations
C. Aesthetic preference
D. Echoing architecture of the past
13. The Eiffel Tower was designed by Gustave Eiffel, who was a/an
A. mechanical engineer.
B. bridge builder.
14. Which of the following decorative arts and crafts was regarded as one of the highest forms of art in the twelfth century by the Chinese?
A. Stained glass
15. What did Rembrandt van Rijn use on Woman at a Window to dilute his wash and add tonal values to his drawing?
A. Ink and water
B. Paint and water
C. Paste and water
D. Blood and water
16. Which of the following sequences of architectural features is in the correct chronological order of development?
A. Pointed arch, barrel vault, cast-iron construction
B. Pointed arch, steel frame construction, frame construction
C. Frame construction, barrel vault, groin vault
D. Post and lintel construction, groin vault, pointed arch
17. Like the decorative arts and design, architecture is meant to be useful. Like sculpture, architecture
A. is most successful when it’s two dimensional.
B. is usually thought to be as “pure” as painting.
C. must be seen from multiple perspectives to be appreciated.
D. is generally thought to be less “pure” than the decorative arts.
18. What kinds of columns were used in the design of the Parthenon?
19. Which of the following artists was not involved in the creation of Saint Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican?
A. Leonardo da Vinci
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C. Carlo Maderno
D. Giacomo della Porta
20. Stiff, thick paint that reveals brushstrokes is called