1. Assertion (A): Company painting is a synthesis of European and Indian pictorial characteristics.

Reason (R): Company painting was the result of Indian painters painting for European patrons.


(A) (A) is correct, but (R) is incorrect.

(B) (A) is incorrect, but (R) is correct.

(C) Both (A) are (R) are correct.

(D) Both (A) are (R) are incorrect.

Answer: (C)

2. Assertion (A): Benode Behari Mukherjee was blind when he did the 1972 tile-mural in Shantiniketan.

Reason (R): Because he was completely blind from birth.


(A) (A) is correct, but (R) is incorrect.

(B) (A) is incorrect, but (R) is correct.

(C) Both (A) and (R) are correct.

(D) Both (A) and (R) are incorrect.

Answer: (A)

3. First newspaper printing stared at which place?

(A) Cochin

(B) Kolkata

(C) Cuttack

(D) Chennai

Answer: (B)

4. For what purpose is the Levigator machine used?

(A) Carving wood block

(B) Scratching plastic

(C) Graining offset plate

(D) Cutting stone

Answer: (C)

5. Planographic printing consists of which of the following set of processes?

(A) Stencil, Silk-screen, Serigraphy

(B) Linocut, Wood cut, Wood engraving

(C) Surface printing, Litho printing, Offset printing

(D) Dry-point, Metal engraving, Etching

Answer: (C)

6. Which of the following is known as “design area” in the screen printing process?

(A) Unexposed portion

(B) Fabric

(C) Covered with brown tape

(D) Exposed portion

Answer: (A)

7. Which liquid is used in Lino etching?

(A) Sulphuric acid

(B) Nitric acid

(C) Sodium Hydroxide

(D) Hydrochloric acid

Answer: (C)

8. Identify the common factor in Mezzotint and Drypoint:

(A) Hardness

(B) Softness

(C) Flatness

(D) Dryness

Answer: (B)

9. An “Advertorial” is an advertisement with special promotional feature in the form of

(A) an editorial

(B) a pictorial illustration

(C) a traditional press release

(D) a front page ‘solus’ newspaper Ad

Answer: (A)

10. Who amongst the following sculptors used pipes for large compositions?

(A) Dhruva Mistry

(B) Shiv Singh

(C) B.K. Guru

(D) Janakiram

Answer: (B)