Arts and Crafts: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Materials (Questions)

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Children will have learned and then practiced a variety of different processes and techniques to manipulate materials and media as they have progressed through middle school and into middle school. They should understand how materials can be manipulated by different processes to achieve a desired effect, and they should also be able to make sensible predictions about what will happen if they combine materials in a piece.

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1. Which of the following materials would not be suitable to make a quick sketch in a sketchbook?
[ ] Charcoal
[ ] Clay
[ ] Pencil
[ ] Pen and ink
2. If you wanted to produce a painting of a landscape, which of the following materials would not be necessary?
[ ] Palette
[ ] Selection of brushes
[ ] Oils or watercolors
[ ] Chisel
3. If you wanted to repeat an image over and over again, what material might be appropriate?
[ ] A piece of lino and a cutter
[ ] A ruler and a biro
[ ] A whisk and a fan
[ ] A piece of carpet and some masking tape
4. Which of the following materials would give the softest edges in a drawing?
[ ] A 2H pencil
[ ] Pen and ink
[ ] Chalk pastels
[ ] A marker pen
5. Which of these could you use to create a collage?
[ ] Natural items such as sticks, leaves and bark
[ ] Man-made items such as foil, colored film and tape
[ ] Newspapers, string, crayons and paint
[ ] Any of the above
6. Which of the following would be most appropriate for sculpting?
[ ] Watercolor paints
[ ] Clay
[ ] Wax crayons
[ ] Tracing paper
7. Which material would be most suitable for decorating a clay pot?
[ ] Felt-tipped pens
[ ] Watercolors
[ ] A hard pencil
[ ] Acrylic paints
8. Which materials might you consider using to make a lightweight, three-dimensional model?
[ ] Sugar paper and an exercise book
[ ] Silver paper and some sequins
[ ] Tissue paper and some scissors
[ ] Newspaper and white glue
9. How could you 'fix' a charcoal drawing?
[ ] With plastic wrap
[ ] With hairspray
[ ] With a roller
[ ] With tracing paper
10. If a project is said to be 'Mixed Media', what does that mean?
[ ] It is confused about its purpose
[ ] Several projects have been lined up together
[ ] It has been created from more than one material or medium
[ ] It is only half as successful as it should be
Arts and Crafts: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Materials (Answers)
1. Which of the following materials would not be suitable to make a quick sketch in a sketchbook?
[ ] Charcoal
[x] Clay
[ ] Pencil
[ ] Pen and ink
Clay is a medium which results in a three-dimensional piece and could not be used for sketching
2. If you wanted to produce a painting of a landscape, which of the following materials would not be necessary?
[ ] Palette
[ ] Selection of brushes
[ ] Oils or watercolors
[x] Chisel
Other items you may need could include a canvas, an easel, rags, turpentine, water and a palette knife
3. If you wanted to repeat an image over and over again, what material might be appropriate?
[x] A piece of lino and a cutter
[ ] A ruler and a biro
[ ] A whisk and a fan
[ ] A piece of carpet and some masking tape
Cutting into the lino and printing the image gives a bold effect
4. Which of the following materials would give the softest edges in a drawing?
[ ] A 2H pencil
[ ] Pen and ink
[x] Chalk pastels
[ ] A marker pen
Pastels are very soft and can be smudged easily
5. Which of these could you use to create a collage?
[ ] Natural items such as sticks, leaves and bark
[ ] Man-made items such as foil, colored film and tape
[ ] Newspapers, string, crayons and paint
[x] Any of the above
Collages can be made from just about anything!
6. Which of the following would be most appropriate for sculpting?
[ ] Watercolor paints
[x] Clay
[ ] Wax crayons
[ ] Tracing paper
Clay can be molded, bent, squashed and rolled into many different shapes
7. Which material would be most suitable for decorating a clay pot?
[ ] Felt-tipped pens
[ ] Watercolors
[ ] A hard pencil
[x] Acrylic paints
Acrylic paints would give a strong colored finish
8. Which materials might you consider using to make a lightweight, three-dimensional model?
[ ] Sugar paper and an exercise book
[ ] Silver paper and some sequins
[ ] Tissue paper and some scissors
[x] Newspaper and white glue
You could use these materials to make papier-mâché
9. How could you 'fix' a charcoal drawing?
[ ] With plastic wrap
[x] With hairspray
[ ] With a roller
[ ] With tracing paper
Hairspray bonds the charcoal to the paper and stops it from smudging
10. If a project is said to be 'Mixed Media', what does that mean?
[ ] It is confused about its purpose
[ ] Several projects have been lined up together
[x] It has been created from more than one material or medium
[ ] It is only half as successful as it should be
Many artists experiment with putting different media together - often with surprising results!