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There are 32 quizzes and 400 trivia questions in this category.
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trivia quiz  Controversial and Scandalous Art Editor choice cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, daver852, May 31 13

Throughout history artists have caused scandals by defying conventions and social taboos, or simply by being innovative. Take a stroll through history with me while we examine some examples of controversial and scandalous art!
daver852 gold member
May 31 13
1533 plays
trivia quiz  Art History Challenge Editor choice cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Jun 28 01

Here's a bit of a challenge for you art history fans, but we'll try to have some fun along the way. I have chosen artists who had rather distinctive names.
Bruyere editor
Jun 28 01
7515 plays
trivia quiz  Prehistoric Artists and Rock Art Editor choice 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, LindaC007, Nov 08 01

Since Prehistoric times, art has been created. Some of this 'Rock Art', luckily, is still there for us to see, and to marvel at.
Nov 08 01
2274 plays
trivia quiz  Scandalous Art cool 20 questions
Average, 20 Qns, Arlesienne, Jun 25 07

Art has never met with polite indifference. Art has inspired and enraptured, but also provoked, shocked, and even created public uproars. This quiz focuses on some of the most famous scandals in art history.
Jun 25 07
3120 plays
trivia quiz  Art History Behind the Scenes II cool 15 questions
Difficult, 15 Qns, lanfranco, Apr 16 06

Back by occasional demand! More sex, murder, and mayhem (oh, not entirely) in the History of Art! Enjoy!
lanfranco gold member
Apr 16 06
1617 plays
trivia quiz  Art History Creature Feature cool 20 questions
Difficult, 20 Qns, Bruyere, May 30 03

From prehistoric times to present, animals have inspired artists. This is a quiz on some of those animal images throughout time.
Bruyere editor
May 30 03
1932 plays
trivia quiz  Sign on the Dotted Line cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, rossian, Mar 24 15

Many works of art were created on commission - a patron requested that the artist create the work. This quiz covers some of them, where the artist had to sign on the dotted line because he had been contracted to produce the item.
rossian editor
Mar 24 15
378 plays
trivia quiz  Art Under Attack cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, TabbyTom, Dec 11 09

This quiz is a response to a challenge from kevinatilusa. Many of us know little about art, but we know what we don't like. Can you answer these questions on critical condemnation over two centuries?
TabbyTom gold member
Dec 11 09
714 plays
photo quiz  Eggsquisite Eggsamples of Gothic Art 1150-1499 cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, SisterSeagull, Aug 24 16

The Gothic style flourished in Europe between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries and saw the creation of some of the most beautiful works of art ever created. Every selection in this challenge quiz has a connection with the word 'egg' in the title.
SisterSeagull gold member
Aug 24 16
303 plays
trivia quiz  State of the Art cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, skydude13579, Aug 21 14

Most of the painters in this quiz were either groundbreaking or tried something different that resulted in a masterpiece. They were literally the "state of the art" in their time.
Aug 21 14
690 plays
trivia quiz  The 1913 Armory Show cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Oct 05 13

In 1913, an exhibition of paintings, sculptures, and decorative objects by American and European artists startled its viewers with new definitions of art. See if you know some of the "Armory Show" artists and their works.
nannywoo gold member
Oct 05 13
1845 plays
trivia quiz  Art of the Ancients 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, mpkitty, Oct 30 13

If you read ancient books, or view ancient art, one thing becomes clear - people then really weren't so different from us, enlightened people of today.
Oct 30 13
1893 plays
trivia quiz  Controversial Works of Art 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Christinap, Mar 23 12

Whether intentional or otherwise here are ten works of art that caused controversy when they first appeared.
Mar 23 12
975 plays
match quiz  From Then to Now in Ten Easy Steps 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Aug 30 18

Art has evolved through many different forms from the prehistoric ages until today. Here are ten major periods; can you put them in the correct chronological order?
WesleyCrusher editor
Aug 30 18
300 plays
trivia quiz  Art Movements Over the Centuries 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ozzz2002, Aug 31 18

The Drop Bears take you through a museum of art movements through time, as part of the Amazing Race.
ozzz2002 gold member
Aug 31 18
216 plays
trivia quiz  An Introduction to Art History 25 questions
Difficult, 25 Qns, SuperRo, Feb 19 02

Some basics from art history.
Feb 19 02
3021 plays
photo quiz  Works of Art 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Sep 02 18

The making of figures of people has gone on throughout history. See how many of these you can get right.
dcpddc478 gold member
Sep 02 18
339 plays
trivia quiz  Early Western Art 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, apc1106, Dec 21 07

An interesting quiz about early art history.
Dec 21 07
891 plays
trivia quiz  Art History Trivia 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, CarrieL419, Mar 06 00

A little bit about art.
Mar 06 00
5430 plays
trivia quiz  Art History 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, JsusFreak, May 09 01

Here's the lowdown on this quiz. I'll give you the title of the painting and you tell me who painted it. Get it? Got it? Good! Prepare to be bombarded by trivia!
May 09 01
5142 plays
trivia quiz  Western Art: 4000BC - 2000AD 25 questions
Tough, 25 Qns, irishguyjay, Dec 07 02

This quiz begins with the art of the Egyptians and goes through to the 20th century. Enjoy!
Dec 07 02
1020 plays
trivia quiz  Another Art History Challenge 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Jun 30 01

Here are some more random art history questions on artists for you. Many of the artists chosen have distinctive names or facts about them as clues for you. Hope you enjoy it!
Bruyere editor
Jun 30 01
1263 plays
trivia quiz  The Arts and Western Civilization 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, giraffeluver3, Jun 01 06

Throughout history, western civilizations have been expressed through and influenced by art. How much do you know about art and western civilizations?
Jun 01 06
1995 plays
trivia quiz  Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, clevercatz, Aug 31 18

There have been many innovative art movements in the 20th century. This quiz explores a few of them.
clevercatz gold member
Aug 31 18
315 plays
trivia quiz  Art History Questions 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, jsonitsac, Dec 06 02

My favorite topic in high school, I earned a 5 on the AP Exam. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Dec 06 02
1587 plays
trivia quiz  Canadian Shield Rock Art Tradition 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, wendiggler, Aug 16 10

The rock art that is found in the Pre-Cambrian Shield region of North America can provide insight into several key cultural processes including lifestyle, ideology and subsistence strategies. Try the quiz and learn about this rock art.
Aug 16 10
192 plays
trivia quiz  Bayeux Stitch Job 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, balaton, May 09 14

Introducing Habrok the hawk a purely fictitious anthropomorphic bird who swoops in and out of the decorative borders of a famous tapestry or sits on a royal wrist to tell his tale.
May 09 14
240 plays
trivia quiz  Just Art History Stuff 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, bobmar, Dec 23 01

Never question art. Just your company's financial health.
Dec 23 01
1671 plays
trivia quiz  General Challenge 25 questions
Difficult, 25 Qns, mrwarhol, Feb 05 01

These are questions that cover the Renaissance to Contemporary art.
Feb 05 01
1572 plays
trivia quiz  Early American Art 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adrianlove, Aug 17 11

Test your knowledge of American Art from pre-colonial time to before 1917. Enjoy!
Aug 17 11
363 plays
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