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33 Art History quizzes and 410 Art History trivia questions and fun facts.
Ravenna Last Capital of the Western Roman Empire
Art and Architecture in 5th/6th Century Ravenna
In 408 CE Emperor Honorius moved the capital of the Western Roman Empire from Rome to Ravenna. Over the next 150 years the city was rebuilt, with many ecclesiastical buildings housing awe-inspiring mosaics. Eight are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Average, 10 Qns, Southendboy, Nov 17 23
Southendboy gold member
Nov 17 23
80 plays
  Scandalous Art   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
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.
Average, 20 Qns, Arlesienne, May 06 16
3386 plays
  An Art History Hodgepodge   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Humans have created art as long as they have existed. Here are ten questions about different artists and works.
Easier, 10 Qns, ertrum, Oct 26 22
ertrum gold member
Oct 26 22
363 plays
Eggsquisite Eggsamples of Gothic Art 11501499
  Eggsquisite Eggsamples of Gothic Art 1150-1499   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
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.
Average, 10 Qns, SisterSeagull, Aug 24 16
SisterSeagull gold member
372 plays
Works of Art
  Works of Art    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
The making of figures of people has gone on throughout history. See how many of these you can get right.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Sep 02 18
Sep 02 18
479 plays
  The 1913 Armory Show   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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.
Average, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Oct 05 13
nannywoo gold member
2077 plays
  Sign on the Dotted Line   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Jun 08 15
rossian editor
569 plays
  Controversial and Scandalous Art editor best quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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!
Average, 10 Qns, daver852, Jul 23 21
daver852 gold member
Jul 23 21
1672 plays
  From Then to Now in Ten Easy Steps   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
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?
Average, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Aug 30 18
WesleyCrusher editor
Aug 30 18
386 plays
  Art of the Ancients   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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.
Average, 10 Qns, mpkitty, Jun 15 14
2246 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What was the name of the artist who was hired by "Harper's Magazine" to go to battles and paint Civil War scenes?

From Quiz "Early American Art"

  Art History Behind the Scenes II   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Back by occasional demand! More sex, murder, and mayhem (oh, not entirely) in the History of Art! Enjoy!
Difficult, 15 Qns, lanfranco, Nov 05 07
lanfranco gold member
1688 plays
  Art Movements Over the Centuries   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Drop Bears take you through a museum of art movements through time, as part of the Amazing Race.
Average, 10 Qns, ozzz2002, Sep 02 18
ozzz2002 gold member
Sep 02 18
321 plays
  Art History Creature Feature   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
From prehistoric times to present, animals have inspired artists. This is a quiz on some of those animal images throughout time.
Difficult, 20 Qns, Bruyere, Feb 07 21
Bruyere editor
Feb 07 21
1980 plays
  State of the Art   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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.
Average, 10 Qns, skydude13579, Aug 21 14
753 plays
  Controversial Works of Art   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Whether intentional or otherwise here are ten works of art that caused controversy when they first appeared.
Tough, 10 Qns, Christinap, May 06 16
1094 plays
  Art History Challenge editor best quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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.
Tough, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Mar 23 20
Bruyere editor
Mar 23 20
7676 plays
  Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There have been many innovative art movements in the 20th century. This quiz explores a few of them.
Average, 10 Qns, clevercatz, Sep 08 18
clevercatz gold member
Sep 08 18
416 plays
  Art Under Attack   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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?
Tough, 10 Qns, TabbyTom, Dec 11 09
TabbyTom gold member
758 plays
  Bayeux Stitch Job    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
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.
Average, 15 Qns, balaton, May 06 16
254 plays
  Art History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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!
Average, 10 Qns, JsusFreak, Aug 05 10
5237 plays
  An Introduction to Art History    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Some basics from art history.
Difficult, 25 Qns, SuperRo, Apr 22 14
3083 plays
  Art History Trivia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A little bit about art.
Average, 10 Qns, CarrieL419, Jul 25 17
Jul 25 17
5536 plays
  Western Art: 4000BC - 2000AD    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This quiz begins with the art of the Egyptians and goes through to the 20th century. Enjoy!
Tough, 25 Qns, irishguyjay, Sep 08 23
Sep 08 23
1058 plays
  The Arts and Western Civilization    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Throughout history, western civilizations have been expressed through and influenced by art. How much do you know about art and western civilizations?
Average, 10 Qns, giraffeluver3, Jan 02 21
Jan 02 21
2065 plays
  Prehistoric Artists and Rock Art editor best quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Since Prehistoric times, art has been created. Some of this 'Rock Art', luckily, is still there for us to see, and to marvel at.
Tough, 10 Qns, LindaC007, Apr 05 22
Apr 05 22
2341 plays
  Early American Art    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your knowledge of American Art from pre-colonial time to before 1917. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, adrianlove, Aug 17 11
420 plays
  Art History Questions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My favorite topic in high school, I earned a 5 on the AP Exam. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Tough, 10 Qns, jsonitsac, Sep 19 20
Sep 19 20
1625 plays
  Canadian Shield Rock Art Tradition    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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.
Average, 10 Qns, wendiggler, May 06 16
210 plays
  Art Challenge    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Multiple choice. General art history including non-western. Find out how broad your knowledge is!
Difficult, 15 Qns, hutchart, Jul 24 19
Jul 24 19
1271 plays
  Early Western Art    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An interesting quiz about early art history.
Average, 10 Qns, apc1106, Feb 24 16
927 plays
  More Art History Questions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
So far I've been getting some very positive feedback on my other quiz. So I hope this one will be just as good.
Tough, 10 Qns, jsonitsac, Oct 24 12
1217 plays
  Another Art History Challenge    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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!
Difficult, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Nov 05 07
Bruyere editor
1299 plays
  General Challenge    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
These are questions that cover the Renaissance to Contemporary art.
Difficult, 25 Qns, mrwarhol, Nov 05 22
Nov 05 22
1601 plays
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