Quiz: Whaddya know about art? | How About Orange

March 27, 2009

Quiz: Whaddya know about art?

Test your art history knowledge with this little quiz. It will help you kill about one minute while you're waiting for the weekend to start. (If you need to kill more time than that, see other posts in the time-wasters category. Maybe you could waste up to an hour, even. Good luck.)

42 comments:

Grandma G said...

Ha ha. 8 right - 40%. Can you tell I didn't study art (but can still guess a few)?

Mum

Capable Girl said...

I love your time wasters! I even impressed myself with a score of 15 correct. Yea!!

Cicada Studio said...

To answer your question: apparently not as much as the average person- rated just under average. I am completely hopeless when it comes to names/dates/periods- in essence, history.

Jess said...

Oh well. It doesn't seem to stop you from making beautiful things!

And nice job, Mom. That's more right than I would have thought. HA HA HA!

val said...

I have no idea how I managed a 14 out of 18!

Grandma G said...

Hey, you'd better be nice to me or I won't be your Sewer anymore!

Jess said...

Okay, okay. Sorry. :)

BreeLeeD said...

10 right, 50%.

vicki said...

Thanks for the quiz, Jessica. I used to teach children's art classes using art prints from famous artists and then doing a project in the artist's style. Hopefully, I haven't forgotten everything. :)

www.matissecolor.blogspot.com

Jesselyn said...

Wooo, 12 right 60%! I suprised myself with that one!

Joan said...

What fun.

Alana said...

70%!! Whoohoo! I havent completely forgotten everything from my art history courses!

Roseanna said...

Yeah, Art expert! Knew the answers...scary.

Marn said...

Yay! 14 right, but I couldn't see which ones I got wrong

Linz said...

I got 80%. I guess having an art teacher for a mother pays off once in a while! :)

Janet said...

12 correct 60% Wow, I am shocked, didn't think I would do that well.

Sara said...

I'm an art historian, so I got a 95% (19/20). Going back I can't figure out which one I missed and it's driving me crazy! Glad to know that even though college is over I've still got it all in my head.

Sue said...

14 correct for 70%..a wee bit above average.
Wish they showed the correct answers...it says Here are the correct answers: and then nothing LOL

Alfred T. Mahan said...

Gah! Which one did I miss? :[ The College Bowl team hangs its head in shame...

Jess said...

I know! I got one wrong, and I don't know which one it was! We'll never know. Boo.

Rose S. said...

Haha, I'm an art historian and only got 70% right. But then again, I don't study European and much Western art.

City.Girl.Em said...

I got 17 right, for a score of 85%. This was fun, thanks for the link!

Emily

Patchwork Penguin said...

Thanks for sharing. I got 15 correct, which is 75%. I guess I was listening in art class LOL

P/F said...

Thanks, that was fun! 19 right, 95%, but it didn't show me which question that I answered wrong. :(

Maeve said...

Hello, I really love your blog.

here are the answers for those who want to know :
1 d, 2 d, 3 c, 4 d, 5 c, 6 a, 7 a, 8 c, 9 d, 10 d, 11 c, 12 a, 13 b, 14 a, 15 a, 16 b, 17 d, 18 d, 19 d, 20 c. The last question got me I thought Warhol painted all those answers !

Maeve

Maegan said...

I got 16 right.. 80% right. Guess I AM paying attention in Art History class.

pink dogwood said...

I got 70% and I am a computer science geek :)

Kirby3131 said...

maeve, Thanks for the answers!

I got 65% and about 12 years ago I got a degree in Art History. I thought I had retained a lot - guess I need to do a refresher course.

Paddywack Designs said...

18 right! I was pretty excited with my score... I took two semesters of Art History, but that was 10 years ago... glad I remembered something. Thanks for the diversion.

Dande said...

15 right = 75% ... that's me being relieved I did so well.

tweena said...

I liked taking the quiz but it won't show me the answers to find out what went wrong. No payoff!

Nathalie said...

Wow, I was pretty surprised with 95% right!!! Wasted time but feeling pretty good afterwards! :P

yawningdog said...

I hit 75%, pretty good considering I haven't step foot into an art museum in ages.

I would like to see the answers.

bbmowery said...

I got 17 right (85%). Being a security guard at that museum really did pay off... :)

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Vana said...

not good....i can't believe i went through 5 years of Architecture school and all those art classes. My brain cells are dead now a days:)

leo said...

well i'm happy with 16 right, 80% since i slept through most of my art history classes!

Gerry said...

Hmmm, no art degree, no active interest in art,
still I got 17 correct at 85%
hmmmmm

Viswanathan said...

I love this! I got 55% - not bad considering I never studied Art History :-) But am surprised that the average is around 70% right. Looks like I brought down the average a little bit :-) I love this 'Time-Wasters' concept :-) Planning to try all of them!

Larissa said...

85%. I guess I didn't sleep through as many of my art history classes as I thought.

Elsa said...

I got a 60%!! Woo-hoo, since I took only one art class in college like 10 years ago!

*gemmifer* said...

95% (19 questions) correct! Woo-hoo!

I guess it would have been bad if I didn't do this well, having been an art major in college and grad school ;)

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