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1. List and define four of the painting media discussed in the text.
2. Explain the basic characteristics of intaglio, woodcut, and lithograph.
3. Explain the serigraphic process.
4. Define the term “hue,” including its subsidiary characteristics of primary,
secondary, and tertiary.
5. Explain the concept of “balance,” including in your answer a definition of the terms
symmetry and asymmetry.
6. Define “focal area” and indicate the various techniques that can be utilized to
Multiple Choice and True or False Questions
7. Which of the following is a painting medium that is transparent and must be
Answer: b. Watercolor (pg. 31)
8. Oils, perhaps the most popular of the painting media, were developed near the
beginning of what century?
Answer: c. 15th (pg. 30)
9. Which of the following is responsible for the fact that watercolors produce a delicacy
that cannot be produced by other media?
Answer: b. Transparency (pg. 31)
10. Which of the following is a modern, synthetic painting medium?
Answer: d. Acrylic (pg. 32)
11. Which of the following is a wall-painting technique in which pigments are applied
to fresh, wet plaster?
Answer: a. Fresco (pg. 32)
12. Which of the following is a watercolor medium in which gum is added to ground
opaque colors mixed with water?
Answer: a. Gouache (pg. 31)
13. Because of the process used to produce them, prints and reproductions are always
considered to be original works of art.
Answer: b. False (pg. 35)
14. Which of the following is a planographic process?
Answer: a. Lithography (pg. 38)
15. Which of the following is an example of intaglio?
Answer: d. Aquatint (pp. 35-36)
16. Woodcut and wood engraving are examples of which of the following?
a. The planographic process
d. Relief printing
Answer: d. Relief printing (pg. 34)
17. Which of the following is the name for the printmaking process in which the image
is transferred to the paper by cutting away non-image areas?
Answer: c. Relief (pg. 34)
18. Which of the following is the name for the process in which printing is done from
grooves cut into a plate?
b. Wood engraving
Answer: a. Intaglio (pg. 35)
19. Which of the following is a printmaking technique in which the surface of a plate is
scratched with a needle?
Answer: c. Drypoint (pg. 35)
20. Which medium is best characterized by a crayon-drawing appearance?
b. Relief printing
Answer: a. Lithography (pg. 38)
21. Which of the following is the name for the embossing effect found on an intaglio
a. An edition number
b. A platemark
c. A serigraph
d. A reproduction
Answer: b. A platemark (pg. 38)
22. A squeegee is used in which printmaking technique?
Answer: d. Serigraphy (pg. 38)
23. A color edge is a manifestation of what element of composition?
Answer: a. Line (pg. 47)
24. Which of the following is the literal meaning of “stone writing”?
Answer: b. Lithography (pg. 38)
25. Which of the following is not a purpose for which artists utilize line?
a. To control vision
b. To create unity
c. To create meaning
d. To simulate weight
Answer: d. To simulate weight (pg. 47)
26. Which of the following is one of the three basic characteristics of line?
Answer: c. Implication (pg. 47)
27. Which of the following terms are most closely related?
a. Line and mass
b. Mass and color
c. Color and form
d. Form and line
Answer: d. Form and line (pg. 49)
28. The primary hues are the same in light and pigment.
Answer: b. False (pg. 49)
29. Orange, resulting from mixing equal amounts of red and yellow, is which of the
a. Tertiary hue
b. Secondary hue
c. Primary hue
d. Saturated hue
Answer: b. Secondary hue (pg. 49)
30. The spectrum notation of color is called its value.
Answer: b. False (pg. 50)
31. Which of the following is the term for hues opposite each other on the color wheel?