Canadian Indigenous Art MCQs with Answer

Which Indigenous art form is known for its intricate beadwork and often depicts stories and cultural symbols?
a) Inuit Sculpture
b) Totem Poles
c) Quillwork
d) Woodland Art
Answer: c) Quillwork

What Indigenous group is renowned for creating stunning soapstone carvings often depicting animals and spirits?
a) Haida
b) Mi’kmaq
c) Inuit
d) Cree
Answer: c) Inuit

Who is the Indigenous artist known for his “Woodland School” style, featuring vibrant colors and natural imagery?
a) Norval Morrisseau
b) Carl Beam
c) Robert Davidson
d) Alex Janvier
Answer: a) Norval Morrisseau

The distinctive cedar carvings and totem poles are characteristic of which Indigenous group’s artistic tradition?
a) Inuit
b) Salish
c) Mi’kmaq
d) Cree
Answer: b) Salish

The “Appliqué” technique is commonly associated with which Indigenous art form?
a) Beadwork
b) Quillwork
c) Birchbark Canoe Building
d) Drum Making
Answer: c) Birchbark Canoe Building

The Inuit art form that involves carving small-scale figures from bone or stone is known as:
a) Totem Poles
b) Potlatch
c) Inukshuk
d) Inuit Sculpture
Answer: d) Inuit Sculpture

The Indigenous art form of creating intricate patterns and images by pressing moistened bark onto fabric or paper is:
a) Quillwork
b) Birchbark Biting
c) Finger Weaving
d) Beadwork
Answer: b) Birchbark Biting

Who is the Indigenous artist known for his innovative use of graffiti-style art to express Indigenous themes and culture?
a) Alex Janvier
b) Norval Morrisseau
c) Kent Monkman
d) Tribe Called Red
Answer: c) Kent Monkman

The traditional Indigenous practice of creating intricate designs and patterns using dyed porcupine quills is called:
a) Beadwork
b) Totem Poles
c) Quillwork
d) Dreamcatcher Making
Answer: c) Quillwork

The Indigenous artist known for his transformation of utility poles into vibrant totem poles is:
a) Robert Davidson
b) Carl Beam
c) Bill Reid
d) Brian Jungen
Answer: d) Brian Jungen

The Indigenous art form that involves weaving intricate patterns using natural materials like sweetgrass and birch bark is known as:
a) Finger Weaving
b) Beadwork
c) Birchbark Biting
d) Basketry
Answer: d) Basketry

The renowned Indigenous artist who incorporates contemporary themes into traditional Haida art is:
a) Alex Janvier
b) Norval Morrisseau
c) Robert Davidson
d) Bill Reid
Answer: c) Robert Davidson

What Indigenous group is known for their distinctive “Wampum Belts” made from shell beads and used for communication and storytelling?
a) Mi’kmaq
b) Haida
c) Ojibwe
d) Mohawk
Answer: d) Mohawk

The Indigenous art form that involves creating intricate patterns and designs using small beads is:
a) Quillwork
b) Finger Weaving
c) Birchbark Biting
d) Beadwork
Answer: d) Beadwork

The “Dreamcatcher” is an Indigenous art form associated with which cultural group?
a) Cree
b) Mi’kmaq
c) Ojibwe
d) Haida
Answer: c) Ojibwe

Who is the Inuit artist known for his detailed and expressive soapstone carvings often depicting Arctic wildlife?
a) Norval Morrisseau
b) Kenojuak Ashevak
c) Alex Janvier
d) Bill Reid
Answer: b) Kenojuak Ashevak

The traditional Indigenous practice of creating intricate patterns and designs using dyed porcupine quills is called:
a) Beadwork
b) Totem Poles
c) Quillwork
d) Dreamcatcher Making
Answer: c) Quillwork

The Indigenous artist known for her intricate beadwork and contemporary art that addresses colonization and identity is:
a) Christi Belcourt
b) Rebecca Belmore
c) Dana Claxton
d) Tanya Tagaq
Answer: a) Christi Belcourt

The Indigenous art form that involves weaving intricate patterns using natural materials like sweetgrass and birch bark is known as:
a) Finger Weaving
b) Beadwork
c) Birchbark Biting
d) Basketry
Answer: d) Basketry

The renowned Indigenous artist who incorporates contemporary themes into traditional Haida art is:
a) Alex Janvier
b) Norval Morrisseau
c) Robert Davidson
d) Bill Reid
Answer: c) Robert Davidson

What Indigenous group is known for their distinctive “Wampum Belts” made from shell beads and used for communication and storytelling?
a) Mi’kmaq
b) Haida
c) Ojibwe
d) Mohawk
Answer: d) Mohawk

The Indigenous art form that involves creating intricate patterns and designs using small beads is:
a) Quillwork
b) Finger Weaving
c) Birchbark Biting
d) Beadwork
Answer: d) Beadwork

The “Dreamcatcher” is an Indigenous art form associated with which cultural group?
a) Cree
b) Mi’kmaq
c) Ojibwe
d) Haida
Answer: c) Ojibwe

Who is the Inuit artist known for his detailed and expressive soapstone carvings often depicting Arctic wildlife?
a) Norval Morrisseau
b) Kenojuak Ashevak
c) Alex Janvier
d) Bill Reid
Answer: b) Kenojuak Ashevak

The Indigenous artist known for her intricate beadwork and contemporary art that addresses colonization and identity is:
a) Christi Belcourt
b) Rebecca Belmore
c) Dana Claxton
d) Tanya Tagaq
Answer: a) Christi Belcourt

The Indigenous art form that involves crafting intricate and functional birchbark containers and utensils is:
a) Totem Poles
b) Quillwork
c) Birchbark Canoe Building
d) Basketry
Answer: c) Birchbark Canoe Building

Who is the Indigenous artist known for her multimedia works that challenge stereotypes and highlight Indigenous issues?
a) Rebecca Belmore
b) Dana Claxton
c) Tanya Tagaq
d) Shelley Niro
Answer: b) Dana Claxton

The Indigenous art form that involves weaving intricate patterns using fingers or a small loom is known as:
a) Finger Weaving
b) Beadwork
c) Birchbark Biting
d) Basketry
Answer: a) Finger Weaving

The Inuit art form that involves carving intricate designs onto antlers or bone is known as:
a) Totem Poles
b) Potlatch
c) Inukshuk
d) Inuit Carving
Answer: d) Inuit Carving

Who is the Indigenous artist known for his fusion of traditional Haida art with contemporary materials like glass?
a) Robert Davidson
b) Bill Reid
c) Beau Dick
d) Brian Jungen
Answer: c) Beau Dick

The Indigenous art form that involves intricate weaving of sashes or belts using a special loom is:
a) Finger Weaving
b) Beadwork
c) Birchbark Biting
d) Basketry
Answer: a) Finger Weaving

The “Haida Manga” art style, blending Haida iconography with Japanese manga, is the work of which artist?
a) Robert Davidson
b) Bill Reid
c) James Hart
d) Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
Answer: d) Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

The Indigenous art form that involves creating intricate patterns and designs using small shells is:
a) Beadwork
b) Quillwork
c) Shellwork
d) Dreamcatcher Making
Answer: c) Shellwork

The Indigenous artist known for his contemporary works that explore issues of identity and cultural heritage is:
a) Christi Belcourt
b) Beau Dick
c) Dana Claxton
d) Norval Morrisseau
Answer: c) Dana Claxton

The traditional Indigenous practice of creating intricate patterns and designs using dyed moose hair is called:
a) Beadwork
b) Totem Poles
c) Moose Hair Tufting
d) Dreamcatcher Making
Answer: c) Moose Hair Tufting

Who is the Indigenous artist known for his intricate cedar wood carvings and his role in cultural revitalization?
a) Joe Talirunili
b) Doug Cranmer
c) Carl Beam
d) Alex Janvier
Answer: b) Doug Cranmer

The Indigenous art form of creating intricate patterns and designs by biting into folded birch bark is:
a) Quillwork
b) Finger Weaving
c) Birchbark Biting
d) Basketry
Answer: c) Birchbark Biting

Who is the Indigenous artist known for her powerful performances and works that address colonial histories?
a) Christi Belcourt
b) Rebecca Belmore
c) Dana Claxton
d) Tanya Tagaq
Answer: b) Rebecca Belmore

The Indigenous art form of creating intricate patterns and designs by weaving fibers using a wooden frame is:
a) Finger Weaving
b) Beadwork
c) Birchbark Biting
d) Loom Weaving
Answer: d) Loom Weaving

The contemporary Indigenous art style that incorporates elements of pop culture and Indigenous identity is known as:
a) Woodland School
b) Haida Manga
c) Digital Indigenous Art
d) Inuit Modernism
Answer: b) Haida Manga

Who is the Indigenous artist known for his monumental outdoor sculptures that often reference Indigenous history and spirituality?
a) Christi Belcourt
b) Rebecca Belmore
c) Brian Jungen
d) Alex Janvier
Answer: c) Brian Jungen

The Indigenous art form that involves crafting intricate designs on hide using hot tools is known as:
a) Beadwork
b) Quillwork
c) Birchbark Biting
d) Pyrography
Answer: d) Pyrography

The Indigenous artist known for her work in the “Birchbark Rebel” style that challenges traditional art forms is:
a) Christi Belcourt
b) Lisa Myers
c) Rebecca Belmore
d) Daphne Odjig
Answer: b) Lisa Myers

The Indigenous art form that involves intricate weaving of belts and bands using a small hand-held loom is:
a) Finger Weaving
b) Beadwork
c) Birchbark Biting
d) Loom Weaving
Answer: a) Finger Weaving

Who is the Inuit artist known for her detailed embroidery work that often depicts scenes of daily life and Arctic wildlife?
a) Jessie Oonark
b) Kenojuak Ashevak
c) Alex Janvier
d) Bill Reid
Answer: a) Jessie Oonark

The Indigenous art form that involves crafting intricate designs on birch bark using a sharp tool is known as:
a) Beadwork
b) Quillwork
c) Birchbark Biting
d) Etching
Answer: d) Etching

The contemporary Indigenous art style that merges traditional themes with modern materials and techniques is known as:
a) Neo-Traditional Art
b) Digital Indigenous Art
c) Indigenous Cubism
d) Fusion Art
Answer: a) Neo-Traditional Art

The Indigenous artist known for his work in “Woodland School” style that often depicts animals and spiritual themes is:
a) Norval Morrisseau
b) Carl Beam
c) Robert Davidson
d) Alex Janvier
Answer: a) Norval Morrisseau

The Indigenous art form that involves intricate carving of cultural symbols and stories into wood is known as:
a) Beadwork
b) Totem Pole Carving
c) Birchbark Biting
d) Drum Carving
Answer: b) Totem Pole Carving

Who is the Indigenous artist known for his powerful sculptural installations that address colonization and Indigenous identity?
a) Carl Beam
b) Beau Dick
c) Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
d) Bill Reid
Answer: c) Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

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