HSC Quick Quiz - Test Your Skill


12 questions – Artmaking the BOW

Question 1.
BOW stands for?

a) Boardering On Woeful
b) Boring Office Work
c) Body of Wisdom
d) Body Of Works


Question 2.
Within a BOW key elements for assessment include?

a) Practicality, big and eye catching
b) Technical resolution, conceptual strength and respectful of the Board of Studies conditions
c) Use of material
d) Ability to break the rules


Question 3.
Representation within the BOW refers to?

a) The effective use of network of signs and system of symbols to convey an idea, couple with the appropriate choice of medium
b) How identifiable the BOW in its use of materials
c) How closely it relates to other artworks of a similar style
d) How recognisable the BOW is to the real object


Question 4.
What is the maximum weight for a BOW?

a) 34.4 kg
b) 48 kg
c) 24 kg
d) 12 kg


Question 5.
What is the maximum size of a painting or drawing if it is on a roll?

a) 6 metres squared
b) 2 metres squared
c) 4 metres squared
d) there is no size restriction


Question 6.
What is the maximum volumetric dimension of a BOW when displayed for marking?

a) 6 metres cubed
b) 1 metre cubed
c) 4 metres cubed
d) there is no size restriction


Question 7.
If the total maximum size for two dimensional works is 6 metres squared, what is the
maximum size of individual works that are on a frame or on a canvas stretcher?

a) 1 metres squared
b) 2 metres squared
c) 4 metres squared
d) there is no size restriction


Question 8.
What is the minimum number of works for a BOW submission?

a) 5
b) 10
c) 1
d) 2


Question 9.
What listed objects/material cannot be used in your BOW?

a) Syringes and broken glass with sharp edges
b) fluffy bears
c) oil paint
d) plaster


Question 10.
What is the maximum duration for a film or video?

a) 12 minutes
b) 2 minutes
c) 8 minutes
d) 6 minutes


Question 11.
Who are the key players in the development of a BOW?

a) The HSC markers
b) The student, teacher and others who the student values
c) The student’s family
d) The cleaner


Question 12.
Which is the most appropriate analogy for the student producing a BOW?

a) A tireless slave to the exploration and experimentation to creative aesthetic outcomes
b) A creative genius destined for greatness due to hard work, planning and constant discussion with their teacher
c) A consummate practitioner who puts into practice their knowledge and training to produce artworks that convey core ideas and concerns
d) A person who seeks both clarity of meaning and technical resolution


20 Questions dealing with the written examination

Question 13.
What is the core components of the Visual arts syllabus?

a) Artmaking and art theory
b) Practice, conceptual framework and frames
c) Looking, writing and painting
d) There is no content


Question 14.
The Frames are used to assist in the interpretation and analysis of artworks. The frames are?

a) Subjective, social, structural and postmodern
b) Personal, formal social and contemporary
c) Spaces in which doors and windows fit
d) Subjective, structural, cultural and postmodern


Question 15.
Practice within the Visual arts syllabus consists of?

a) Art making, art history and art criticism
b) Painting drawing and sculpture
c) Art making and art theory
d) The process of perfecting your essay writing


Question 16.
What are the agencies of the art world?

a) World / audience/ artist / artwork
b) Artworks / artist / family / history
c) Critics / painters / historians
d) Dan Browne’s The Da Vinci’s Code


Question 17.
How long is the HSC Visual Arts Examination?

a) 1 Hour plus 5 minutes reading time
b) 1 1/2 Hours
c) 2 Hours
d) 1 1/2 Hours plus 5 minutes reading time


Question 18.
How many questions have to be answered in the examination?

a) One question broken into three parts for section one (total of 25 marks) and one question from a selection of nine questions for section two
(total value of 25 marks)
b) One question in section 1, one question in section 2 and one in section 3
c) 25 multiple choice questions in section 1 (total of 25 marks) and one question for section 2 (total of 25 marks)
d) The is only one essay question


Question 19.
Section 1 of the examination has been broken into three parts in which the marks have been
differentiated in accord to the difficulty of the question.
The past HSC examinations have awarded 5 marks for Question 1a, 8 marks for Question 1b and 12 marks for Question 1c.
What are the suggested response times for Section 1 of the examination?

a) 1a = 4 minutes / 1b = 8 minutes / 1c = 13 minutes
b) 1a = 6 minutes / 1b = 9 minutes / 1 c = 20 minutes
c) 1a = 10 minutes / 1 b = 10 minutes / 1c = 25 minutes
d) 1a = 10 minutes / 1b = 15 minutes / 1c = 20 minutes


Question 20.
In section 2 of the examination students must select one question from how many questions?

a) 9 questions
b) 3 questions
c) 1 questions
d) 12 questions


Question 21.
What is the minimum number of case studies your should have studied in preparation for the HSC examination?

a) 1 case studies
b) 3 case studies
c) 5 case studies
d) as many as you like


Question 22.
The subjective frame deals with ?

a) The personal, psychological and deeply felt
b) The bizarre, irregular and strange
c) The factual, realistic and truthful
d) Sign and symbols


Question 23.
The structural frame deals with?

a) How artworks are physically put together
b) The use of signs, symbols and the significance of codes and conventions to construct an artwork
c) The material employed in the BOW
d) The size of the artwork


Question 24.
The cultural frame deals with?

a) Art from different countries
b) The art from foreign artists
c) The influence, values and beliefs from a society from a particular time and place that influence artists and artworks
d) Audiences from different countries


Question 25.
The postmodern frame deals with?

a) Contemporary issues and critical thought situated within artistic practice and theories
b) Artworks that were made before modernism (1880 onwards)
c) Artworks dealing with fences
d) Artists from the Renaissance


Question 26. An art critic is a practitioner who?
a) Highlights what is ‘bad art’
b) A person who attempts to evaluate and explain art to a wider audience, providing greater access to understanding art
c) A person who is a pompous fat head
d) A person who praises artists and their artworks



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