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Elements and Principles of Design Test

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Do NOT put your answers on this test. Mark your answers clearly with a #2 pencil on this scan-tron answer sheet. Mark very black. DO NOT use a pen. If you do not have a pencil, see to it that you borrow one for this exam.

MATCHING: Elements and Principles of Design Matching

Select the BEST word from column II to go with the definitions in column I. Blacken the correct letter on your answer sheet. Erase mistakes completely.

 

 

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Column I

1. A large difference between two things: For example, rough and smooth, or white and black.

 

2. A way of combining visual elements to produce a sense of action - or implied motion.

 

3. A visual tempo or beat - often described as alternating, regular, flowing, progressive, or jazzy.

 

4. An element of art that refers to the lightness or darkness of a color.

 

5. A mark with length and direction, created by a point that moves across a surface.

 

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6. The empty or open area between, around, above, below, and within objects.

 

7. A feeling that all of the parts are working together as a team - the quality of wholeness.

 

8. Area in a work of art that catches and holds the viewer's attention.

 

9. Principle of design referring to the way the elements are arranged to create a feeling of stability in a work - parts of equal visual weight.

 

10. Any three dimensional object that can be measured by height, width, and depth.

 

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11. The element of art that refers to the surface quality or feel of an object - its smoothness, roughness, softness, etc.

 

12. Element of art produced when a wavelength of light strikes and object and reflects back to the eyes.

 

13. A flat figure created when actual or implied lines surround a space - can be geometric or organic.

 

14. Another name for related colors - have one color in common. Colors that appear next to each other on the color wheel.

 

15. Colors that are directly opposite on the color wheel. When mixed together, they make a neutral gray or brown.

 

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16. Colors made by mixing a primary with a secondary color. Also called intermediate colors.

 

17. The use of different lines, shapes, textures, colors and other elements of design to create interest in a work of art.

 

18. The relation of one object to another in size, amount, number, or degree - scale.

 

19. Made of only a single color or hue and its tints and shades.

 

20. Three colors evenly spaced

 

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21. Common name for a color.

 

22. Black, gray, brown, and white.

 

23. A band of colors produced when white light shines through a prism.

 

24. The three basic colors that can't be made by mixing colors.

 

25. Orange, green, and purple (or violet)

 

Column II

 

A. Rhythm

B. Contrast

C. Movement

D. Value

E. Line

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A. Balance

B. Form

C. Unity

D. Emphasis

E. Space

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A. Color

B. Texture

C. Complementary

D. Analogous

E. Shape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A. Proportion

B. Variety

C. Monochrome

D. Triad

E. Tertiary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A. Primary colors

B. Secondary colors

C. Neutrals

D. Hue

E. Color spectrum


Answer Key

1B
2C
3A
4D
5E
6E
7C
8D
9A
10B
11B
12A
13E
14D
15C
16E
17B
18A
19C
20D
21D
22C
23E
24A
25B




 


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