Q1 : What
materials did the artist use to create this painting?
a ink on paper or silk
b watercolor on paper
c oil on canvas
Q2 :Why does the painter Qian Xuan use bright green and blue pigments ?
a It was a palette popular
during the The Tang dynasty
was a palette popular during the Yuan
c It was a palette popular
during the Zhou dynasty (ca.
Woods and Valleys of Mount Yu, 1372 Ni Zan (13061374)
Q3 :Why didn't the artist
use any color in this painting?
a in the third and in the
fourth century handwriting with a brush became a revered art form
b they had not invented colors
c there was only black ink
during the Tang dynasty
Q4 : How is nature depicted in Chinese landscape painting?
a it's less important than the
b it's of primary importance
c it's left unpainted because it
Q5 : Why did the artist choose
this shape for this painting?
a so it would fit in a window
b to look like the moon
c it was used as a fan
Q6 : Why are red stamps placed
all over the paintings?
a they are stamps seals used on
works of art registered in the imperial collections since the Tang dynasty
b they were small poems from the
c nobody knows
Q7 :What is this image about?
a to express the simple beauty
b to express the artist's sorrow
over the fall of the Song dynasty to the Mongol invaders.
c to illustrate a poem on nature
Buddha's Manifestation of
Zhang Daqian (Chinese, 18991983)
The Buddhist religion was founded
in India in the sixth century B.C. It teaches that life is transitory and filled
with suffering, which is caused by desires and cravings. The end of this suffering, or
enlightenment, is achieved through a life devoted to moderation, morality, and meditative
Q8 :When was Buddhism introduced in
a around the first century A.D
b around the first century B.C.
c it was never introduced to
Lin Fengmian (Chinese, 19001991)
Confucianism (Kongjiao) is the philosophical, social, and political doctrine based on
the teachings of Confucius and his most important followers. Confucianism offered a
set code of proper social behavior motivated by virtue and tempered by humanism.
Q9 :When was Confucianism introduced to
a during the The Tang dynasty (618907)
b during the Zhou
dynasty (ca. 1050256 B.C.)
c during the Han dynasty (206 B.C.A.D. 220).
Seascape at Beidaihe,
Wu Guanzhong (Chinese, b. 1919)
Daoism is a native
philosophical system, based on the teachings of Laozi (fifth century B.C.) and Zhuangzi (ca. 350275 B.C.).
Q10 :What does Daoism advocate?
a man must give all his wordly
goods to the emperor
b man must accomplish great
works to achieve salvation
c man must live in complete simplicity and
naturalness in order to attain a peaceful existence in harmony within the cosmos