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1

Edgar Degas drew a grid over his study of a dancer in order to:
A)make sure the figure would fit on the page
B)make the drawing easier to copy
C)double-check the dancer's proportions
D)suggest that the dancer is being viewed through a window
E)none of the above
2

The __________ are credited with the invention of paper around 105 CE.
A)Greeks
B)Chinese
C)Egyptians
D)Romans
E)Persians
3

The predecessor of the graphite pencil, especially popular during the Renaissance, is:
A)charcoal.
B)metalpoint.
C)crayon.
D)pen and ink.
E)pastel.
4

The coloring material in virtually all drawing media is known as:
A)pastel.
B)binder.
C)pigment.
D)wash.
E)aquatint.
5

Which of the following media is the most forgiving of mistakes and changes of decision?
A)metalpoint
B)pastel
C)graphite pencil
D)pen and ink
E)conté crayon
6

Historically in silverpoint, lines were drawn with a silver __________ onto a surface coated with bone dust.
A)toothpick.
B)dagger.
C)coin.
D)wire.
E)dart.
7

Sol Lewitt's Wall Drawing #912is an example of:
A)pointillism.
B)surrealism.
C)realism.
D)conceptual art.
E)none of the above
8

Elizabeth Murray created Shake using __________ as her medium.
A)pen and ink
B)brush and ink
C)charcoal
D)wash
E)fingerpaint
9

The main difference between crayons and chalks is that
A)they are made with different binders
B)chalks are only available in black and white
C)they are made with different pigments
D)crayons are for children, not artists
E)none, there is no difference
10

The ability to rework a drawing indefinitely using __________ distinguishes this medium from all other drawing media.
A)pencils and erasers
B)metalpoint
C)computers
D)pen and ink
E)chalk
11

The style used by Georges Seurat in Café Concert is:
A)pointillism.
B)surrealism.
C)realism.
D)conceptual art.
E)impressionistic
12

An example of a liquid medium in drawing is:
A)graphite.
B)pastel.
C)pen and ink.
D)silverpoint.
E)none of the above
13

The brush, as used by artists like Yosa Buson, produces a line quality that varies in thickness and is often described as:
A)static.
B)isometric.
C)calligraphic.
D)blended.
E)'c' & 'd'
14

In a time when most artists worked in color, __________ concentrated in black and white.
A)Jennifer Bartlett
B)Georges Seurat
C)Francesco Clemente
D)Edgar Degas
E)Käthe Kollwitz
15

The ability to draw with light is accomplished by using:
A)pastels.
B)crayons.
C)silverpoint.
D)computers.
E)all of the above
16

Pablo Picasso's study for Guernicacan best be described as _________ drawings.
A)gestural
B)cubist
C)conceptual
D)impressionistic
E)pointillist
17

Jennifer Bartlett created her drawing Untitled, 1986 using:
A)pencils.
B)pastels.
C)crayons.
D)brush and ink.
E)computers
18

Pen and ink was the favorite sketching medium of _____________, one of the greatest draftsmen of the 17th century.
A)Rembrandt
B)Kollwitz
C)Degas
D)Picasso
E)all of the above
19

What do the drawings in Jonathan Borofsky's exhibitions have in common with the earliest drawings known to exist?
A)Both involve sacred rituals.
B)Both are drawn in metalpoint.
C)Both are drawn directly on the wall.
D)In both, the subject matter is prehistoric animals.
E)all of the above
20

Because this 20th-century artist dated most of his drawings over the course of his lifetime, we have nearly a complete visual record of his mind at work.
A)Ingres
B)Picasso
C)van Gogh
D)Rembrandt
E)Degas







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