Past Questions and Answers

JAMB Fine Arts Past Questions and Answers

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JAMB Fine Arts Past Questions and Answers


Question: Who painted the famous artwork “Starry Night”?


A. Leonardo da Vinci

B. Vincent van Gogh

C. Pablo Picasso

D. Claude Monet

Answer: B. Vincent van Gogh


Question: What artistic movement is characterized by exaggerated motion, vibrant colors, and a focus on depicting the essence of a subject rather than its realistic appearance?


A. Cubism

B. Impressionism

C. Expressionism

D. Surrealism

Answer: C. Expressionism


Question: Who sculpted the famous statue of David?


A. Michelangelo

B. Auguste Rodin

C. Leonardo da Vinci

D. Donatello

Answer: A. Michelangelo


Question: Which art form involves shaping and combining materials, such as clay or stone, into a three-dimensional work of art?


A. Sculpture

B. Painting

C. Drawing

D. Printmaking

Answer: A. Sculpture


Question: Who is known for his paintings depicting melting clocks, surreal landscapes, and dreamlike scenes?


A. Salvador Dalí

B. Pablo Picasso

C. Henri Matisse

D. Frida Kahlo

Answer: A. Salvador Dalí


Question: What is the term for the technique of creating a design by arranging and pasting various materials onto a surface?


A. Collage

B. Mosaic

C. Fresco

D. Engraving

Answer: A. Collage


Question: Who is considered the founder of modern abstract art and painted the famous artwork “Composition VII”?


A. Wassily Kandinsky

B. Piet Mondrian

C. Jackson Pollock

D. Kazimir Malevich

Answer: A. Wassily Kandinsky


Question: In which art movement did artists like René Magritte create thought-provoking and often puzzling images that challenge reality?


A. Surrealism

B. Cubism

C. Abstract Expressionism

D. Pop Art

Answer: A. Surrealism


Question: Who is known for his iconic “Campbell’s Soup Cans” and “Marilyn Diptych” artworks?


A. Andy Warhol

B. Roy Lichtenstein

C. Jasper Johns

D. Robert Rauschenberg

Answer: A. Andy Warhol


Question: What term is used to describe a work of art composed of three panels that are usually hinged together?


A. Triptych

B. Diptych

C. Polyptych

D. Quadriptych

Answer: A. Triptych


Question: Who is renowned for his large-scale, colorful, and abstract paintings, often featuring geometric shapes and bold color blocks?


A. Wassily Kandinsky

B. Piet Mondrian

C. Mark Rothko

D. Jackson Pollock

Answer: C. Mark Rothko


Question: What artistic technique involves scratching or carving a design into a surface, such as wood or metal, and then applying ink or paint to transfer the image onto paper?


A. Etching

B. Lithography

C. Woodcut

D. Linocut

Answer: A. Etching


Question: Who is known for his large-scale environmental artworks, such as “The Gates” in Central Park, New York City?


A. Christo and Jeanne-Claude

B. Anish Kapoor

C. Damien Hirst

D. Yayoi Kusama

Answer: A. Christo and Jeanne-Claude


Question: What is the term for a style of art that seeks to capture the essence or impression of a scene rather than its detailed appearance?


A. Impressionism

B. Realism

C. Cubism

D. Abstract Expressionism

Answer: A. Impressionism


Question: Who painted “The Persistence of Memory,” featuring melting clocks in a surreal landscape?


A. René Magritte

B. Salvador Dalí

C. Pablo Picasso

D. Joan Miró

Answer: B. Salvador Dalí


Question: What is the term for an art movement that emerged in the 1960s, emphasizing simple shapes, bold colors, and everyday objects?


A. Abstract Expressionism

B. Pop Art

C. Minimalism

D. Dadaism

Answer: B. Pop Art


Question: Who is known for his monumental steel sculptures, such as “Balzac” and “The Thinker”?


A. Auguste Rodin

B. Alexander Calder

C. Henry Moore

D. Alberto Giacometti

Answer: A. Auguste Rodin


Question: What term is used to describe a painting technique in which pigments are mixed with a water-soluble binder medium?


A. Fresco

B. Tempera

C. Watercolor

D. Gouache

Answer: C. Watercolor


Question: Who is known for his cut-out paper collages and his role as a pioneer in the Dada movement?



Henri Matisse

B. Max Ernst

C. Kurt Schwitters

D. Marcel Duchamp

Answer: C. Kurt Schwitters.

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