1. It wouldn’t have been possible to build a building such as London’s Crystal Palace in the eighteenth
A. iron hadn’t yet been developed as a building material.
B. appropriate glass-making techniques were not yet known.
C. innovative building techniques weren’t encouraged before 1850.
D. advanced structural construction methods were unknown.
2. Which of the following sequences of architectural features is in the correct chronological order of
A. Post and lintel construction, groin vault, pointed arch
B. Frame construction, barrel vault, groin vault
C. Pointed arch, steel frame construction, frame construction
D. Pointed arch, barrel vault, cast-iron construction
3. An example of sculptural carving would be
A. Rodin’s Walking Man.
B. Unkei’s Kongorikishi.
C. Jenny Holzer’s Untitled.
D. David Smith’s Cubi.
4. The most preferred surface in lithography is
5. Like the decorative arts and design, architecture is meant to be useful. Like sculpture, architecture
A. must be seen from multiple perspectives to be appreciated.
B. is generally thought to be less “pure” than the decorative arts.
C. is usually thought to be as “pure” as painting.
D. is most successful when it’s two dimensional.
6. Which of the following is not a concern of the Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery
who, during an eight-day empowerment ritual, create a sand mandala?
A. The process of artistic creation
B. The use to which the finished work is put
C. The pattern of the mandala
D. The preservation of the completed work
7. The oldest form of intaglio printmaking is called
C. relief printmaking.
8. 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?
9. Why must artists who work with charcoal choose their paper carefully?
A. The texture of the paper becomes part of the design.
B. The paper affects the color of the charcoal.
C. They want the paper to show authenticity.
D. They appreciate the richness of expensive paper.
10. Which of the following artists was not involved in the creation of Saint Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican?
B. Carlo Maderno
C. Giacomo della Porta
D. Leonardo da Vinci
11. The part of the camera used to see what the artist would see is called the
12. _______ is the artist who invented the mobile.
A. Robert Smithson
B. Joseph Beuys
C. Alexander Calder
D. Jean Tinguely
13. If Gianlorenzo Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne were to be moved from the Galleria Borghese in Rome
where it now stands into the Ufizzi Gallery, the most ideal place to install it would be
A. on the west wall of a gallery with other Renaissance marbles.
B. on the east wall of a gallery with other Renaissance marbles.
C. in the center of a gallery.
D. anywhere in a gallery, provided it was with other sixteenth-century marble statues.
14. When the painter combines color pigment with water and brushes it directly on wet plaster, the
technique is called
A. oil paint.
D. tempera paint.
15. Stiff, thick paint that reveals brushstrokes is called
16. Modern Chinese and Japanese artists model the centuries-old brush techniques after those of
A. Zhan Wang.
B. Wu Chen.
C. Maya Ying Lin.
17. In which of the following buildings are there no arches?
A. The entrances to the Colosseum in Rome
B. Amiens Cathedral
C. Nave of Sainte-Madeleine
D. Taos Pueblo
18. Which artist used memories of his or her childhood in North Carolina to create a collage?
A. William Hogarth
B. Romare Bearden
C. Kiki Smith
D. Barbara Kruger
19. In his or her work, which artist used unusual materials, such as chocolate, peanut butter and jelly, and
A. J. M. W. Turner
B. Jackson Pollock
C. Vik Muniz
D. Elizabeth Murray
20. How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare is an example of
A. environmental art.
B. earth art.
C. mixed-media installation.
D. performance art.
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