KS1 Art and Design Quiz - Famous Designers and their Works (Questions)

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 in Art and Design for children aged 5, 6 and 7 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with knowing about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understanding the historical and cultural development of their art forms. In particular it focusses on famous designers whose works are well known.

Studying art and design is partly about learning new techniques like shading or colour mixing, and partly about learning about the development of art over the centuries. One aspect of this is famous designers whose works have shaped the art world.

1. Which Spanish artist and designer is noted for the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona?
[ ] Anthony Gouda
[ ] Antoni Gaudí
[ ] Andy Gout
[ ] Andrew Graham
2. John S. Pempberton designed one of the most famous logos in the world. Which product was it for?
[ ] Cadbury's chocolate
[ ] Ford Cars
[ ] Coca Cola
[ ] McDonalds
3. Which fashion designer is credited with designing the 'little black dress'?
[ ] Paul Smith
[ ] Jean Paul Gaultier
[ ] Alexander McQueen
[ ] Coco Chanel
4. Harry Beck designed something very famous in 1933. What was it?
[ ] St. Paul's Cathedral
[ ] The Angel of the North
[ ] The map of the London Underground
[ ] Edinburgh Castle
5. Jock Kinnear and Margaret Calvert designed something we all see every day. What were they?
[ ] Alarm clocks
[ ] Coffee cups
[ ] Shoes
[ ] Road signs
6. Designer Phillipe Starck takes everyday objects and does what to them?
[ ] Throws them away
[ ] Turns them into something new
[ ] Gives them away
[ ] Makes them attractive as well as practical
7. Alec Issigonis designed one of the most famous and recognised cars. What was it?
[ ] The Smart Car
[ ] The Land Rover
[ ] The Rolls-Royce
[ ] The Mini
8. Rob Janoff is a graphic artist noted particularly for designing the logo for which company?
[ ] Heinz
[ ] Cadbury's
[ ] Pepsi
[ ] Apple
9. Ruth Kedar designed a logo which often changes from day to day, for which famous company?
[ ] Nestle foods
[ ] Volswagen cars
[ ] BBC News
[ ] Google
10. Ole Kirk Christiansen designed which popular colourful plastic toy?
[ ] Duplo
[ ] K'Nex
[ ] Meccanno
[ ] Lego
KS1 Art and Design Quiz - Famous Designers and their Works (Answers)
1. Which Spanish artist and designer is noted for the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona?
[ ] Anthony Gouda
[x] Antoni Gaudí
[ ] Andy Gout
[ ] Andrew Graham
The church is still incomplete but is a fantastical, colourful building
2. John S. Pempberton designed one of the most famous logos in the world. Which product was it for?
[ ] Cadbury's chocolate
[ ] Ford Cars
[x] Coca Cola
[ ] McDonalds
Pemberton's business partner suggested that the two letter 'c's would be a good idea
3. Which fashion designer is credited with designing the 'little black dress'?
[ ] Paul Smith
[ ] Jean Paul Gaultier
[ ] Alexander McQueen
[x] Coco Chanel
Coco designed simple, elegant clothes in black and neutral colours
4. Harry Beck designed something very famous in 1933. What was it?
[ ] St. Paul's Cathedral
[ ] The Angel of the North
[x] The map of the London Underground
[ ] Edinburgh Castle
The design was based on electrical wiring diagrams. Similar designs are now used for transport maps around the world
5. Jock Kinnear and Margaret Calvert designed something we all see every day. What were they?
[ ] Alarm clocks
[ ] Coffee cups
[ ] Shoes
[x] Road signs
They used very simple pictures and type so as not to distract drivers
6. Designer Phillipe Starck takes everyday objects and does what to them?
[ ] Throws them away
[ ] Turns them into something new
[ ] Gives them away
[x] Makes them attractive as well as practical
His designs have included a lemon juicer which looks like a space ship!
7. Alec Issigonis designed one of the most famous and recognised cars. What was it?
[ ] The Smart Car
[ ] The Land Rover
[ ] The Rolls-Royce
[x] The Mini
The Mini is one of the top five best-selling British cars
8. Rob Janoff is a graphic artist noted particularly for designing the logo for which company?
[ ] Heinz
[ ] Cadbury's
[ ] Pepsi
[x] Apple
The apple has a bite out of it so that it is not confused with other fruits
9. Ruth Kedar designed a logo which often changes from day to day, for which famous company?
[ ] Nestle foods
[ ] Volswagen cars
[ ] BBC News
[x] Google
Google was originally called BackRub!
10. Ole Kirk Christiansen designed which popular colourful plastic toy?
[ ] Duplo
[ ] K'Nex
[ ] Meccanno
[x] Lego
He began calling his company “Lego” in 1934, based upon the Danish phrase leg godt, which means “play well”