Third Term Examination Cultural and Creative Arts JSS 3 (Basic 9) – Mock Exam Questions





1. Another word for calligraphy is ______.

(a) Typeface

(b) handwriting

(c) lithography

(d) pen lettering


2. The art of heated candle wax to paint on fabric to resist penetration in dye is ______.

(a) weaving

(b) tie dye

(c) batik

(d) painting


3. The first Nigerian trained artist to teach art in schools was ______.

(a) Late chief Akinola Lasekan

(b) late Chief Aina Onabolu

(c) Professor Ben Enwonwu

(d) Festus Iduber


4. One of these materials is used in bead making.

(a) Spatula

(b) adze

(c) fishing line

(d) wax


5. Clapping is part of rhythm in ______.

(a) Painting

(b) music

(c) fighting

(d) shading


6. Motif is a ______.

(a) dominant of art

(b) unit of design

(c) colour pallete

(d) paper mache


7. Which of these represent man-made drawing?

(a) landscape

(b) still life

(c) imaginative

(d) life drawing


8. The tone of one colour painting is ______.

(a) dono chrome

(b) duo chrome

(c) poly chrome

(d) mono chrome


9. Another term for shading with dots is ______.

(a) pointillism

(b) pinpins

(c) dioisionism

(d) hatching


10. In sculpture, the representation of human head to the shoulder is ______.

(a) kyet

(b) bust

(c) torso

(d) cartoon


11. Bruce Onobrakpeya is a renowned ______.

(a) musician

(b) print maker/printer

(c) textile designer

(d) traditional carver


12. The painting of seas and oceans is known as ______.

(a) landscape

(b) sea scape

(c) ocean scape

(d) river scape


13. The most important function of a poster is to ______.

(a) show direction to road users

(b) show pictures on board

(c) communicate some information to the public

(d) advertise shoes and bags


14. ______ is a drama presented on performance that ends on a sad note.

(a) Burlesque

(b) Tragedy

(c) Comedy

(d) Farce


15. These are African musical instruments except ______.

(a) piano

(b) igwe

(c) iyaibu

(d) udu


16. The two branches of art are ______ and ______.

(a) painting and drawing

(b) fine and applied art

(c) visual and non visual art

(d) visual and music


17. Costume is very essential in one of the following:

(a) dancing

(b) tragedy

(c) drama

(d) drawing


18. Pick the odd one out of the group.

(a) leather work

(b) calabash decoration

(c) embroidery

(d) poster making


19. In dramatic art, a rehearsal is also called ______.

(a) practice

(b) repetition

(c) play

(d) drama


20. The arrangement of colours on a chart is called ______.

(a) format

(b) sphere

(c) colour wheel

(d) colour line


21. Reading, movement, acting and expression are the activities involved in ______.

(a) playing

(b) rehearsal

(c) singing

(d) drama


22. Colours that are directly opposite each other on the colour wheel are called ______.

(a) normal colours

(b) gloss

(c) emulsion

(d) complementary colours


23. The word “music” was derived from mousike from a latin country called ______.

(a) Asia

(b) Greece

(c) Latin America

(d) Atlanta


24. The letters in the musical alphabets are ______.

(a) 8

(b) 7

(c) 9

(d) 12


25. Adire is common in Abeokuta as leather is common in ______.

(a) Abuja

(b) Kano

(c) Bida

(d) Warri


26. ______ is musical sounds of various names, values and symbols.

(a) Notes

(b) Cleft

(c) Rest

(d) Pitch


27. Irregular sound is called ______.

(a) Noise

(b) Vibration

(c) Music

(d) Sound


28. An artist that works with the following media, wood, cement, clay and stone is called ______.

(a) Ceramist

(b) Designer

(c) Painter

(d) Sculptor


29. A method of decorating fabric with thread and sewing is referred to as ______.

(a) Embroidery

(b) Mosaic

(c) Fashion

(d) Tie dye


30. The fore most masquerade carnival in Lagos is called ______ festival.

(a) egungun

(b) eyo

(c) igunuko

(d) agemo


31. An artist who creates a lot of pattern and design stands the chance of being employed in ______.

(a) textile factory

(b) a television station

(c) a media house

(d) a school only


32. National theatre in Nigeria is situated in ______.

(a) Lagos

(b) Abuja

(c) Kaduna

(d) Ibadan


33. The most naturalistic of the following Nigerian art and tradition is ______.

(a) Benin

(b) Esie images

(c) Ikom monoliths

(d) Ife art


34. Display of art work in the galleries or hall is an avenue for product ______.

(a) designing

(b) scaling

(c) exhibition

(d) working


35. In Nigeria, the magnificent building purposely built for the promotion of art is located in Lagos and it is known as ______.

(a) National Shipping Line

(b) National Art Theatre

(c) National Stadium

(d) National Market


36. Music and drama are examples of one of the following.

(a) Applied art

(b) Visual art

(c) Fine art

(d) Performing art


37. An equipment used in firing ceramics ware is called ______.

(a) firewood

(b) cooker

(c) saw dust stove

(d) kiln


38. The two chemicals used along with dye stuff in a dye bath are ______.

(a) Sulphuric acid and chlorine

(b) Turpentine and glaze

(c) Caustic soda and hydrosulphite

(d) Sodium and sulphuric acid


39. All these belong to the element of art except ______.

(a) harmony

(b) colour

(c) line

(d) texture


40. An agency that is controlling selling of fake and adulterated foods and drugs is ______.


(b) EFCC


(d) FIRS


41. One of the following sets are principles of choreography.

(a) orderliness, uniformity and accuracy

(b) gesture, singing and drawing

(c) participating, jumping and rolling

(d) Clapping, dancing and jumping


42. What is choreography?

(a) The art of designing and arrangement of dance pattern and movement.

(b) The art of preparing for the Christmas carol.

(c) The art of making an arrangement for dance dichotomy.

(d) The art of collating dance.


43. All these are necessary in order to achieve a sense of belonging except ______.

(a) motivation

(b) determination

(c) fasting

(d) co-operation


44. Which of these is not a type of line?

(a) point

(b) spiral

(c) horizontal

(d) vertical


45. An artist means a ______.

(a) musician

(b) graphic artist

(c) textile designer

(d) painter


46. Texture refers to the ______.

(a) gradation of tones in a drawing

(b) quality of the surface of an art work

(c) arrangement of form in an art work

(d) three dimensional illusion in a drawing


47. An abstract art is referred to as ______.

(a) figurative art

(b) imaginative art

(c) non figurative art

(d) natural art


48. One of the following is not a type of stitch used in embroidery.

(a) herringbone stitch

(b) catch stitch

(c) loop stitch

(d) knot stitch


49. The ability to control one’s emotion, behavior and desires in the face of external demands is referred to as ______.

(a) self demand

(b) self control

(c) self alliance

(d) self command


50. The main instrument of dance is the ______.

(a) leg

(b) arms

(c) body

(d) head





A. In a tabular form, list four examples of western and traditional musical instrument.

B. List the types of painting you know.

C. Give four materials used for mosaic.



A. Define Rehearsal.

B. What are the activities that involved in rehearsal.

C. List four materials for make-up.



A. Define motif.

B. What is dance?

C. List four importance of dance.



A. What is key signature?

B. Write out 10 uses of choreography.

C. Write out 8 uses of music.



A. Write out meaning of these art terms.

(I) Armature

(II) Bust

(III) Chiaroscuro

(IV) Mural

B. Write out 5 types of motifs and explain any two out of it.

C. Draw a big human being sitting on a chair, and shade it with 2B Pencil.



A. Write out five function of Museum.

B. List out five (5) Nigerian cultural festival.

C. Write out five (5) Nigerian crafts that you know.

D. Write out 10 art materials.