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  1. a A good example of the use of aquatint in creating areas of unmodulated, translucent color is the print:
    a. Standard Station by Ed Ruscha.
    b. Hasta La Muerte by Francisco de Goya.
    c. Untitled (Sequoia and Moon) by Vija Celmins.
    d. Woman Bathing by Mary Cassatt.
    e. Preface to the Diamond Sutra.
  2. b After building a canvas and before painting it, a painter generally applies a coat of:
    a. fresco.
    b. linseed oil.
    c. primer.
    d. a nonaqueous medium.
    e. None of these answers is correct.
  3. c Which of the following printing techniques is especially capable of producing subtle shades of gray?
    a. Mezzotint
    b. Engraving
    c. Linocut
    d. Drypoint
    e. All these answers are correct.
  4. d One of the advantages of oil painting is that it dries very slowly. This allows for:
    a. a subtle blending of colors.
    b. the painting to be reworked indefinitely.
    c. the application of layers of paint on top of one another.
    d. an almost infinite range of consistencies.
    e. All of these answers are correct.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Mixing two primary colors produces a ________ color.
    a. Secondary
    b. passive
    c. complementary
    d. triad
    e. monochromatic
  2. The earliest-known woodcut was made in:
    a. Germany.
    b. India.
    c. Italy.
    d. Japan.
    e. China.
  3. The 20th-century master of the fresco technique who created the work Mixtec Culture is:
    a. Raphael.
    b. Diego Rivera.
    c. Pablo Picasso.
    d. Georges Braque.
    e. Frida Kahlo.
  4. One common issue facing those who work to conserve works of art is:
    a. the effect of light.
    b. the work of earlier restorers.
    c. changing levels of heat and humidity.
    d. pollution.
    e. All of these answers are correct.
  5. In oil painting, linseed oil acts as:
    a. a pigment.
    b. a ground.
    c. a border.
    d. a support.
    e. a binder.

5 True/False Questions

  1. cWhich of the following are not among the principles of design?
    a. emphasis and focal point
    b. balance and rhythm
    c. texture and color
    d. unity and variety
    e. proportion and scale


  2. dArtists can portray _________ textures that are created to look like something other than a flat painted surface.
    a. actual
    b. hatching
    c. chroma
    d. Visual
    e. None of these answers is correct.


  3. eIn printmaking, a plate or block will be canceled so that:
    a. a new image may be printed from it.
    b. no more prints can be made from it.
    c. the artist may rework his or her ideas anew.
    d. the printmaker can properly register the prints.
    e. ink can be applied to it for printing.


  4. eIn painting and drawing, artists often use the technique of ________ to describe the way shadows and light define the mass of forms.
    a. refraction
    b. spatial organization
    c. isometric perspective
    d. simultaneous contrast
    e. Chiaroscuro


  5. aThe earliest known printed book contains the earliest surviving woodcut image. The book was made in the 9th century C.E. in:
    a. Germany.
    b. Spain.
    c. China.
    d. Egypt.
    e. None of these answers is correct.


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