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Homework Help: color theory

Posted by tanesha on Monday, January 22, 2007 at 7:20pm.

1. The range of dark and light blue in the sky refers to the _______ of this color.

A. value
B. color temperature

C. intensity

D. hue

2. In the summer, you're assigned to take a photograph of a lighthouse. It's essential that the color temperature of this photograph be "cool." The best time of day for you to take this photo would be

A. 7:00 A.M.
B. 11:00 A.M.

C. 12:00 P.M.

D. 3:00 P.M.

3. A new house is being built and the designers want the indoor lighting to have a high color temperature. Which of the following would be the best type of lighting to install?

A. Incandescent lighting
B. Flourescent lighting

C. Table lamps

D. Skylights

4. You're asked to set up a still-life arrangement of objects for a drawing class, including the lighting. You know that if you add too much light to the objects, the

A. hues will be intensified.
B. objects will appear more three-dimensional.

C. surfaces will seem to flatten out.

D. tonal colors will become more pronounced.

5. You wish to darken a particular shade of blue, so you try adding layers of blue colored pencil. However, this doesn't make the blue as dark as you would like it to be. Your next step, then, should be to add layers of

A. brown.
B. blue's complement.

C. gray.

D. red or violet.

6. Which of the following groups of colors would best communicate a solemn mood?

A. Shades and tints of yellow
B. Red and green

C. Red, yellow and blue

D. Blue, blue-violet, and violet

7. When your brain automatically seeks the complements of highly saturated colors, this visual phenomenon is called a(n)

A. simultaneous contrast.
B. contrasting complementary color.

C. complementary split.

D. afterimage.

8. To make objects appear to recede into the background, your best bet would be to

A. use fully saturated hues.
B. accentuate details.

C. dull or lower the intensity of the color.

D. enlarge the objects.

9. Of the following mediums, only _______ are considered volume colors.

A. colored pencils
B. watercolor paints

C. oil paints

D. colored pastels

10. During World War I, a tabloid was published with the word "revolution" appearing in color on the paper's masthead. Which of the following colors do you think was used to attract attention and reinforce the implications of this word?

A. Violet
B. Red

C. Green

D. Yellow

11. If you wish to balance complementary colors so that they'll appear static and harmonious, it's important to

A. use the proper proportions of each color.
B. work only with split complementary colors.

C. combine one part of one hue with six parts of its complement.

D. mix the complements with black and white.

12. You've been asked to create a color drawing outdoors at a time of day when the sun produces high-contrast light and many shadows. Which of the following would make up an appropriate palette for drawing the shadows?

A. Black
B. Values of gray

C. Complementary colors

D. Analogous colors

13. You're designing a poster that's to announce a rock concert. From the choices below, select one essential visual consideration that will make the poster "eye-catching."

A. Use textured paper.
B. Implement contrasting colors.

C. Include aerial perspective.

D. Use middle tones only.

14. You take the design for the poster from Question 13 to a commercial printer. Which of the following abbreviations represent the range of color that he or she will use?




15. A stage director wants yellow light projected onto his actors. What filters should he place over white light to achieve this effect?

A. Red and blue
B. Blue and green

C. Green and red

D. Cyan and magenta

16. Working with a limited palette of colors still allows for a wide range of colors. Of the following groups and combinations, _______ will give you the most variations.

A. "hue + shades + tints"
B. analogous hues

C. "hue + complement"

D. primary hues

17. A video technician must be knowledgeable as to

A. the inner workings of a computer.
B. RGB signals and additive color.

C. how broadcast signals are transmitted.

D. subtractive colors and the principles of mixing them.

18. Which of the following statements pertaining to color is most accurate?

A. Violet tends to suggest royalty or majestic splendor.
B. Making colors lighter or darker doesn't alter their overall emotional effect.

C. Green most often signifies warmth, festivity, and autumn.

D. An artist who allows personal experience to affect his or her color choices is still in the "beginner" phase.

19. When an artist is working with _______, he or she is said to be working with additive color; when an artist is working with _______, he or she is said to be working with subtractive color.

A. oil paints; watercolors
B. watercolors; colored pencil

C. colored pencil; light

D. light; pigment

20. If you were to take three photographs of the same object outdoors on a clear day—one in the early morning, one at noon, and another near sunset—you would expect the color of the object to appear

A. the same in all three photographs.
B. orange-red in the picture taken at noon.

C. "flat" in the photos taken in the early morning and at dusk.

D. slightly different in each photo.

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