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1. Paper was developed by the Egyptians.
2. Choose the correct statement.
A. A symmetrically balanced picture is dynamic.
B. An asymmetrical picture is dynamic.
3. “Layers of space” is a concept in landscape art that refers to the layering of different types of soil.
4. The terms “composition” and “design” are synonymous.
5. Which of the following depicts a test of aerial bombing during World War II that resulted in the annihilation of an entire town and its inhabitants?
A. “Guernica” by Pablo Picasso
B. “Death and Life” by Gustav Klimt
6. A shape is a 3-dimensional form.
7. What is unusual about Sol LeWitt’s drawings?
A. made by others from his instructions
B. done with chalk
C. aerial views of landscapes
D. images are layered
E. bamboo brushes and ink are used
F. None of the above
8. Artists give an image unity by what means?
A. using just one color
B. putting a frame around it
C. repeating shapes
D. making everything large
E. smoothing out the surface
F. all the above
9. When an artwork is said to have content, what is being referred to?
A. aboutness D. narrative
B. significance E. meaning
C. interpretation F. all the above
10. Sculptor Claes Oldenburg used what to alter our perception of an ordinary gardening spade?
A. odd proportions D. change of scale
B. rhythmic arrangement E. de-emphasis of the object
C. negative space F. none of the above
11. What element did Henri Cartier-Bresson use to direct our attention in “Aquila, Abruzzi, Italy, 1951?”
A. bright colors D. implied shapes
B. strong light E. lines
C. pointing fingers F. none of the above
12. The two primary possible drawing methods are (choose one):
A. atmospheric or linear D. contour or tone
B. bright or dull E. smooth or textured
C. ink or pencil F. none of the above
13. What “school” material did Gary Simmons draw with?
A. pencil D. chalk
B. ballpoint pen E. crayon
C. marker F. all the above
14. Paul Noble is known for what?
A. tiny drawings D. aerial views
B. very large drawings E. brush drawings
C. expressive abstractions F. none of the above
15. Parchment was made from which of the following.
A. vegetable matter D. animal skins
B. wood pulp E. papyrus leaves
C. cotton or linen rags F. none of the above
16. Leonardo da Vinci made many drawings. Among his subjects were what?
A. submarine D. human anatomy
B. plants E. parachute
C. helicopter F. all the above
17. In drawing, heavier lines can do what?
A. suggest shadow D. imply motion
B. evoke emotion E. allude to fleshiness
C. indicate distance F. none of the above
18. “Nearby objects appear larger than distant ones” refers to what?
A. aerial perspective D. isometric perspective
B. foreshortening E. linear perspective
C. coloristic perspective F. none of the above
19. Give an alternate word for “composition.”
20. Enter a word that means to model light and shadow.
21. Provide equivalent expressions for the following terms.
A. Figure or foreground: ______________________________________________________________
B. Ground or background: ____________________________________________________________
22. Below or on the back of this page, sketch 4 of the 6 (3-D) geometric solids that can be used to help simplify the process of drawing. (Sketch all six and get extra credit.)
True/False (1-6) = 2 points each
Fill-in (19-21) = 6 points each blank
Multiple Choice (7-18) = 4 points each item
Draw (22) = 4 points each correct item