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1. In addition to color, what is the other design element that produces an unconscious response from the
viewer’s brain?
a. type b. texture c. illustrations
b. texture
2. Which color of toy mouse would excite your cat the most?
a. red b. pink c. blue d. none c. all
d. none
3. True or False
Color remains the same no matter the time of day.
False
4. What scientist discovered that white light was composed of the visible colors of the spectrum?
a. Newton b. Albers c. Chevreul
a. Newton
5. True or False
The colors that we see in a rainbow are the same colors in the visible spectrum.
True
6. What is the best light source in the perception of color?
a. halogen b. neon c. natural light
c. natural light
7. Since it gives off warm light, which light source is more flattering to the human face?
a. Fluorescent b. Tungsten
b. Tungsten
8. The colors we see are a function of the:
a. eye b. five senses c. mind
c. mind
9. Which visual receptors in the eyes perceive color?
a. cones b. rods
a. cones
10. If you stare at a block of BLUE for a while and look off to the side, what “color afterimage” will your
eyes see?
a. orange b. green c. violet
a. orange
11. Which artist combined art and music in the movie Fantasia?
a. Walt Disney b. Walter Lang c. George Lucas
a. Walt Disney
12. Which colored light has helped alleviate sleep disturbances for shift workers?
a. green b. red c. blue
c. blue
13. In Chromatherapy which colored light has been used to heal stomach ulcers?
a. green b. yellow c. orange
a. green
14. Which philosopher (thought to be the grandfather of color theory) began to think about
color harmony?
a. Aristotle b. Confucius c. King Tut
a. Aristotle
15. Leonardo da Vinci (not Aristotle) created a color palette that related to the natural world (night, air,
water, fire, earth & light). His basic set of six hues were based on the following:
a. religious convictions b. scientific discovery c. natural observations
a. religious convictions
16. Which scientist laid the groundwork for all color theorists and was the first to place colors in a
circular arrangement?
a. da Vinci b. Newton c. Goethe
b. Newton
17. In 1703 J.C. LeBlon developed the theory of the “primary color system”. Which three colors were they?
a. violet, orange, green b. red, yellow, blue c. orange, green, blue
b. red, yellow, blue
18. Which color theorist developed the first four-color printing process (still used today)?
a. Newton b. Goethe c. LeBlon
c. LeBlon
19. Goethe discovered that shadows were not always black or gray but contained color. Which color
relationship occurs between the object and its colored shadow?
a.analagous b.complementary c. monochromatic
b.complementary
20. Which group of painters were heavily influenced by Goethe?
a. realists b. expressionists c. impressionists
c. impressionists
21. A French chemist, named Chevreul, developed color harmonies (color schemes). Which hues on the
color wheel have strong contrast?
a. complementary b. analagous
a. complementary
22. To achieve rich color using the pointillism technique, what is the best placement of colored dots in
order to optically blend the colors?
a. white space in-between b. gray space in-between c. colors touching
c. colors touching
23. Which painter was the leading exponent of visual color mixing?
a. Seurat b. Manet c. Picasso
a. Seurat
24. Josef Albers was a student of the Bauhaus, a very influential school of art and design. What did he
investigate?
a. color interaction b. color in a vacuum c. color as all powerful
a. color interaction
25. Munsell’s three dimensional color wheel included which of the following?
a. psychological attributes of color b. value, hue, saturation c. color interactivity
b. value, hue, saturation
26. In 1931 an organization called CIE developed a system to ensure accurate color matching. Mathematical
algorithms are used as opposed to subjective visual identification. It is based on red, green and blue.
What is the name of this color process?
a. subtractive b. additive
b. additive
27 Previous systems to CIE were based on which color process?
a. subtractive b. additive
a. subtractive
28. Which color model was developed for computers and is device-independent?
a. RGB b. CMYK c. LAB
c. LAB
29. LAB color allows the user to adjust sharpness of the image without changing what?
a. color b. value c. saturation
a. color
30. Which company (one of the founding members of the ICC ) had the mission to standardize color
across several platforms?
a. Macromedia b. Adobe c. IBM
b. Adobe
31. When you click on a point on the Adobe Color Picker, a mathematical algorithm selects a color that
includes which of the following:
a. hue b. saturation c. value d. all
d. all
32. According to the color philosopher, Nadin, color information is first received through the eyes and
processed by the brain, thereby being a physiological function. What else can contribute?
a. cultural b. life experience c. both d. neither
c. both
33. Muted color palettes typically appeal to which group?
a. depressed b. higher socioeconomic c. average person
b. higher socioeconomic
34. Where is one of the best places for a designer to research future color trends?
a. CAUS b. Pantone c. Adobe d. CIE
a. CAUS
35. What binder did early humans mix with charcoal so that it would adhere to cave walls?
a. saliva b. gum arabic c. mud
a. saliva
36. What colors dominated early cave paintings?
a. red, yellow, blue b. red, black, brown c. red, yellow, violet
b. red, black, brown
37. Pigment is one component of paint, while a binder is another component. Which of the following has
been used as a binder to create paint mixtures?
a. egg yolk b. walnut oil c. gum Arabic d. all e. none
d. all
38. Which of the following determines the quality of paint?
a. manufacturing process b. archival c. amount of pigment d. all e. none
d. all
39. The “lightfastness” rating on a paint tube states the color’s resistance to fading. Colors that are not
colorfast are called:
a. furtive b. fugitive c. bleeding
b. fugitive
40. “Viscosity” of paint describes what attribute?
a. saturation b. thickness c. permanence
b. thickness
41. The best quality hair for an artist’s brush comes from:
a. red human hair b. ochre camel hair c. red sable hair
c. red sable hair
42. How does an artist achieve the true characteristic of a particular paint?
a. impasto b. thin layers c. thick layers
b. thin layers
43. What opaque water based paint has been preferred by illustrators and designers?
a. tempera b. encaustic c. gouache
c. gouache
44. Which of the following is used to thin oil paint, but lacks the noxious fumes?
a. turpenoid b. turpentine c. mineral spirits
a. turpenoid
45. Acrylics become shiny and glossy when dry. What can an artist mix to the paint to dull the surface?
a. matte medium b. gum arabic c. encaustic
a. matte medium
46. The technique for applying several layers of thinned oil colors is called:
a. glazing b. glossing c. thinning
a. glazing
47. Which has greater lightfastness?
a. inks b. paint
b. paint
48. “Wax bloom” can occur when using colored pencils. What can you do to your drawing to avoid this?
a. spray wax b. spray fixative c. spray starch
b. spray fixative
49. Which type of pastel is richer in color?
a. soft b. hard
a. soft
50. Color film is affected by the origin of the light being used. Which color is more dominant from sunlight
(rather than from a standard light bulb)?
a. yellow b. blue c. red
b. blue