Jamb 2023 Art Questions & Answers from last year Jamb


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The glory of the Gothic Cathedrals is their

  • A. use of colour marbels
  • B. simple architectural rendering
  • C. use of magnificent stained glass
  • D. complex architectural rendering
Correct Answer: Option C

Dyes are colourants most suitable for

  • A. printing on fabrics
  • B. painting on walls
  • C. drawing on canvas
  • D. printing on papers
Correct Answer: Option A

In traditional Nigerian art, there is a cultural and artistic connection between

  • A. Nok and Ife
  • B. Benin and Igala
  • C. Nok Benin
  • D. Ife and Benin
Correct Answer: Option A

The first tertiary institution in Nigeria to have an art curriculum was

  • A. Yaba College of Technology, Lagos
  • B. Institute of Management Technology, Enugu
  • C. University of Nigerua, Nsukka
  • D. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Correct Answer: Option A

In lettering one of the principles is that round characters are placed

  • A. apart
  • B. closely
  • C. at an angle
  • D. overhead
Correct Answer: Option B

Prehistoric cave paintings reflected

  • A. animals
  • B. building
  • C. plants
  • D. people
Correct Answer: Option A

Captions used to enhance television announcements would be more understandable if produced as

  • A. collage
  • B. graphics
  • C. painting
  • D. mosaics
Correct Answer: Option B

Which of the following does a textile artist use to form patterns?

  • A. motif
  • B. posters
  • C. yam
  • D. logo
Correct Answer: Option A

In Nigerua, thorn carving is practised in

  • A. Shagamu and Oshogbo
  • B. Owo and Ado -Ekiti
  • C. Ado-Ekiti and Ilesha
  • D. Owo and Shagamu
Correct Answer: Option D

A spatula can be inprovised using

  • A. feather
  • B. wood
  • C. charcoal
  • D. clay
Correct Answer: Option B

An armature is essential to the artists in executing large works in

  • A. ceramics
  • B. craft
  • C. sculpture
  • D. carving
Correct Answer: Option C

Varninsh is essential for the protection of

  • A. water colour painting
  • B. pastel painting
  • C. oil painting
  • D. gouache painting
Correct Answer: Option C

Dogo of Mali is renown for its

  • A. textile
  • B. masks
  • C. engravings
  • D. decorations
Correct Answer: Option B

In computer graphics the name given to a device used in navigating the window environment is

  • A. pencil
  • B. ruling pen
  • C. keyboard
  • D. mouse
Correct Answer: Option D

Byzantine art emerged in the 4thcentury in

  • A. Constantinople
  • B. Crete
  • C. Rome
  • D. Paris
Correct Answer: Option A

The use of lines to describe an object is known as

  • A. drawing
  • B. pottery
  • C. painting
  • D. graphics
Correct Answer: Option A

Which of the following pigments can be obtained locally from clay?

  • A. lemon yellow
  • B. yellow ochre
  • C. green
  • D. blue
Correct Answer: Option B

Pointillism become more popular during

  • A. the Renaissance
  • B. Modern Art
  • C. Classicsm
  • D. Impressionism
Correct Answer: Option D

Which of the following is best arranged in order of softness?

  • A. 2B, H and 3B
  • B. 3B, 2B, H and HB
  • C. H, HB, 2B and 3B
  • D. 3B, HB, H and 2B
Correct Answer: Option C

Which of the following is regarded as the founder of Nigerian museums?

  • A. Kenneth Murray
  • B. William Faggs
  • C. Jimoh Akolo
  • D. Ben Enwonwu
Correct Answer: Option A

In the pictorial composition given, the eye level is represented by line

  • A. GH
  • B. KL
  • C. EF
  • D. IJ
Correct Answer: Option C

If the shape illustrated above is a mould, which of the following will best fit into it?









  • A. i
  • B. ii
  • C. iii
  • D. iv
Correct Answer: Option B

Which of the following are characteristics of Egyptian arts?

  • A. Rigidity and frontality
  • B. use of bright and raw colours
  • C. short feet and small thighs
  • D. roundness of shoulder
Correct Answer: Option A

An atomizer is most ideal in the application of

  • A. fixative
  • B. polymer
  • C. linseed oil
  • D. poster colours
Correct Answer: Option A

Wood carving in Yorubaland was primarily meant for

  • A. royalty
  • B. economic purpose
  • C. ceremony
  • D. religious purpose
Correct Answer: Option D

i.     ii. iii.iv. 


From the diagram above, the effect of solidity is best exhibited in?

  • A. iii
  • B. i
  • C. iv
  • D. ii
Correct Answer: Option B

Which of the following grades of pencils is good for making marks?

  • A. 4B
  • B. 2H
  • C. 4H
  • D. HB
Correct Answer: Option A

Artworks that are produced to serve a utilitarian purpose are classified as?

  • A. theatre arts
  • B. liberal arts
  • C. applied arts
  • D. fine arts
Correct Answer: Option C

The Zaria Art School is known for its

  • A. motif design
  • B. natural synthesis
  • C. unnatural synthesis
  • D. freedom of expression
Correct Answer: Option D

Literary art involves

  • A. poetry and prose
  • B. drama
  • C. architecture
  • D. painting and sculpture
Correct Answer: Option A

A permanent pattern made on the skin is called

  • A. graffito
  • B. body painting
  • C. body design
  • D. tatoo
Correct Answer: Option D

Which of the following supports was used by Roman painters for expression?

  • A. Walls
  • B. Canvas
  • C. Metal panels
  • D. Wooden panels
Correct Answer: Option D

Ikogosi Warm Spring is decribed as a natural phenomenon because it

  • A. occurs naturally in the wet season
  • B. occurs naturally
  • C. is artificially kept warm
  • D. is naturally warm in the dry season
Correct Answer: Option B

Which of the following towns is famous for the production of calabash?

  • A. Jos
  • B. Nok
  • C. Oyo
  • D. Benin
Correct Answer: Option C

In corel draw application, ruler guide is used to get the

  • A. accurate size of a given object
  • B. lower size of a given object
  • C. top size of a given object
  • D. inaccurate size of a given object
Correct Answer: Option A

The Egyptian sculptural piece that is hald animal is the

  • A. Nefetiti
  • B. Masteba
  • C. Sphinx
  • D. Mummy
Correct Answer: Option C

Calligraphy pen can be preserved after use by

  • A. steaming in hot water
  • B. oiling
  • C. greasing
  • D. rinsing in cold water
Correct Answer: Option D

The starch used for designing in adire-eleko is boiled with

  • A. indigo dye and white alum
  • B. yellow dye and white alum
  • C. red dye and white alum
  • D. green dye and white alum
Correct Answer: Option A

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