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Calligraphy Matching Quiz

Ms. Coradeschi

Match the words to the correct definitions.

Calligraphy Also called Ju. a member of the school of philosophers, founded by Confucius, who codified in their teachings the traditional Chinese principles of ethics, morals, and politics.
prominent a fine black pigment consisting of almost pure carbon collected as soot from the smoke of burning oil, gas, etc.
inscriptions Also called nameplate. a line of type on the front page of a newspaper or the cover of a periodical giving the name of the publication.
oracle bones  line or a group of lines either derived from or resembling letter forms and characterized by qualities usually associated with cursive writing, especially that produced with a brush or pen.
vessels to consult together; compare opinions; carry on a discussion or deliberation.
dynasty a historical, religious, or other record cut, impressed, painted, or written on stone, brick, metal, or other hard surface.
divination  allied by nature; having the same properties:
conferred a hollow or concave utensil, as a cup, bowl, pitcher, or vase, used for holding liquids or other contents.
inkstone a slab of stone used in Chinese calligraphy and painting to grind dry ink and mix it with water.
archaeological a person who is especially competent to pass critical judgments in an art, particularly one of the fine arts, or in matters of taste:
tapers  is a religious or philosophical tradition of Chinese origin which emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao
calligraphic line a dry insoluble substance, usually pulverized, which when suspended in a liquid vehicle becomes a paint, ink, etc.
lampblack  not changing or capable of being changed; static or constant.
resin stored for use, especially water for supplying a community, irrigating land, furnishing power, etc.
pigment a group of inscribed animal bones and shells discovered in China and used originally in divination by the ancient Chinese, especially during the Shang dynasty.
reservoir the practice of attempting to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge by occult or supernatural means.
akin to become smaller or thinner toward one end.
intrinsic the advance group in any field, especially in the visual, literary, or musical arts, whose works are characterized chiefly by unorthodox and experimental methods.
invariable the scientific study of historic or prehistoric peoples and their cultures by analysis of their artifacts, inscriptions, monuments, and other such remains, especially those that have been excavated.
nuances solid or highly viscous substance of plant or synthetic origin that is typically convertible into polymers. They are often mixtures of organic compounds, principally terpenes.
connoisseurs a subtle difference or distinction in expression, meaning, response, etc.
Confucian standing out so as to be seen easily; conspicuous; particularly noticeable:
Daoist a series of members of a family who are distinguished for their success, wealth, etc.
masthead line or a group of lines either derived from or resembling letter forms and characterized by qualities usually associated with cursive writing, especially that produced with a brush or pen.
avant-garde belonging to a thing by its very nature

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