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32 Art History quizzes and 400 Art History trivia questions and fun facts.
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  An Art History Hodgepodge - 10 questions - 3 mins
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
Easier
ertrum gold member
Oct 26 22
198 plays
2.
  Scandalous Art best quiz - 20 questions - 8 mins
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
Average
Arlesienne
May 06 16
3229 plays
3.
  Works of Art Works of Art - 10 questions - 3 mins
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
Average
dcpddc478
Sep 02 18
406 plays
4.
  The 1913 Armory Show great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
Average
nannywoo gold member
2030 plays
5.
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
Average
SisterSeagull gold member
Aug 24 16
341 plays
6.
  Art of the Ancients popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
Average
mpkitty
2125 plays
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  From Then to Now in Ten Easy Steps great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
Average
WesleyCrusher editor
Aug 30 18
347 plays
8.
  Sign on the Dotted Line top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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
Easier
rossian editor
507 plays
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  Art History Behind the Scenes II best quiz - 15 questions - 7 mins
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
Difficult
lanfranco gold member
1644 plays
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  Art Movements Over the Centuries popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
Average
ozzz2002 gold member
Sep 02 18
254 plays
trivia question Quick Question
John Everett Millais painted a portrait of which art critic, remembered for his involvement in a law suit with another artist?

From Quiz "Sign on the Dotted Line"




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  Art History Creature Feature best quiz - 20 questions - 7 mins
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
Difficult
Bruyere editor
Feb 07 21
1952 plays
12.
  Art History Challenge editor best quiz great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
Tough
Bruyere editor
Mar 23 20
7590 plays
13.
  State of the Art great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
Average
skydude13579
716 plays
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  Controversial and Scandalous Art editor best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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
Average
daver852 gold member
Jul 23 21
1586 plays
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  Controversial Works of Art popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Whether intentional or otherwise here are ten works of art that caused controversy when they first appeared.
Tough, 10 Qns, Christinap, May 06 16
Tough
Christinap
May 06 16
1013 plays
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  Art Under Attack great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
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
Tough
TabbyTom gold member
742 plays
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  Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
Average
clevercatz gold member
Sep 08 18
382 plays
18.
  Art History - 10 questions - 3 mins
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
Average
JsusFreak
5180 plays
19.
  An Introduction to Art History - 25 questions - 10 mins
Some basics from art history.
Difficult, 25 Qns, SuperRo, Apr 22 14
Difficult
SuperRo
3054 plays
20.
  Art History Trivia - 10 questions - 3 mins
A little bit about art.
Average, 10 Qns, CarrieL419, Jul 25 17
Average
CarrieL419
Jul 25 17
5479 plays
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  Western Art: 4000BC - 2000AD - 25 questions - 6 mins
This quiz begins with the art of the Egyptians and goes through to the 20th century. Enjoy!
Tough, 25 Qns, irishguyjay, Dec 20 20
Tough
irishguyjay
Dec 20 20
1037 plays
22.
  The Arts and Western Civilization - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
Average
giraffeluver3
Jan 02 21
2041 plays
23.
  Bayeux Stitch Job - 15 questions - 8 mins
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
Average
balaton
May 06 16
247 plays
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  Early American Art - 10 questions - 4 mins
Test your knowledge of American Art from pre-colonial time to before 1917. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, adrianlove, Aug 17 11
Average
adrianlove
389 plays
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  Canadian Shield Rock Art Tradition - 10 questions - 5 mins
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.
Tough, 10 Qns, wendiggler, May 06 16
Tough
wendiggler
May 06 16
204 plays
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  Prehistoric Artists and Rock Art editor best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
Tough
LindaC007
Apr 05 22
2305 plays
27.
  Art History Questions - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
Tough
jsonitsac
Sep 19 20
1605 plays
28.
  Early Western Art - 10 questions - 4 mins
An interesting quiz about early art history.
Average, 10 Qns, apc1106, Feb 24 16
Average
apc1106
Feb 24 16
911 plays
29.
  Art Challenge - 15 questions - 6 mins
Multiple choice. General art history including non-western. Find out how broad your knowledge is!
Difficult, 15 Qns, hutchart, Jul 24 19
Difficult
hutchart
Jul 24 19
1247 plays
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  Another Art History Challenge - 10 questions - 9 mins
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
Difficult
Bruyere editor
1288 plays
31.
  More Art History Questions - 10 questions - 6 mins
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
Tough
jsonitsac
1193 plays
32.
  General Challenge - 25 questions - 8 mins
These are questions that cover the Renaissance to Contemporary art.
Difficult, 25 Qns, mrwarhol, Nov 05 22
Difficult
mrwarhol
Nov 05 22
1586 plays
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