Miniatures Quiz

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Question 1:

Which toy, first introduced in 1983, features a group of colorful, scented characters with names like Lemon Drop, Strawberry Kiss, and Apple Blossom?

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These miniature collectible characters are known for their diverse designs and scents.
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Shopkins - Shopkins, launched in 1983, consists of a range of miniature collectible characters with diverse designs and scents, appealing to children.

Question 2:

What is the standard scale for most dollhouses and miniature furniture?

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The standard scale is a multiple of 12.
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1:12 - The 1:12 scale is the most popular and widely used scale for dollhouses and miniature furniture, where 1 inch in miniature represents 12 inches in real life.

Question 3:

Which material is commonly used for creating miniature figures and models?

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This material can be molded and baked to harden.
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Polymer clay - Polymer clay is a popular choice for crafting miniatures due to its versatility, ease of use, and ability to hold intricate details.

Question 4:

What is the term for the art of creating small-scale representations of real-life objects or scenes?

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It involves making things smaller.
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Miniaturization - Miniaturization involves the meticulous crafting of tiny versions of real-life objects or scenes, often with great attention to detail.

Question 5:

Which of the following is a popular theme for miniature railway layouts?

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Think of classic American history themes.
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Wild West - Many hobbyists enjoy creating miniature railway layouts with a Wild West theme, featuring old western towns, trains, and landscapes.

Question 6:

What is the name for the art of painting detailed scenes on small surfaces, often found on jewelry or coins?

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It involves creating detailed paintings on a small scale.
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Miniature art - Miniature art involves creating intricate paintings on a small scale, often requiring fine brushes and a steady hand.

Question 7:

What is the term for the art of creating small-scale models of buildings and landscapes?

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This term is often used in museum exhibits.
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Diorama - Dioramas are often used in museums, depicting historical or natural scenes with intricate detail.

Question 8:

Which scale is commonly used for model trains that are larger than HO scale but smaller than G scale?

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This scale is between O and HO scales.
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S scale - S scale model trains are 1:64 in proportion to the prototype, making them larger than HO scale and smaller than O scale.

Question 9:

What is the term for the art of carving or sculpting small figures from wood, ivory, or other materials?

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This art form often involves the use of a knife.
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Whittling - Whittling involves the use of a knife to carve figures or shapes from a piece of wood or other material.

Question 10:

Which type of paint is commonly used for painting miniature figures and models due to its ability to create fine details?

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This type of paint dries quickly and is water-based.
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Acrylic paint - Acrylic paint's quick drying time and ability to create fine details make it a popular choice for miniature painting.

Question 11:

What is the term for the art of creating detailed, small-scale replicas of ships, often housed in bottles?

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This art form involves the construction of models inside glass containers.
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Ship-in-a-Bottle - Ship-in-a-Bottle is a traditional maritime craft involving the construction of miniature ship models inside glass bottles.

Question 12:

What is the term for the art of creating highly detailed, realistic miniature scenes often depicting everyday life?

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This term is commonly associated with museum exhibits and historical reenactments.
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Diorama - Dioramas are intricate, three-dimensional models that depict scenes from everyday life with exceptional detail and realism.

Question 13:

Which scale is commonly used for creating highly detailed miniature military models and dioramas?

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This scale is commonly associated with precision and realism in military modeling.
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1:35 scale - 1:35 scale is favored for creating detailed military models and dioramas as it allows for a high level of intricacy and realism in the miniatures.

Question 14:

What is the term for the art of creating intricate, lifelike animal figures in miniature form using various materials such as clay or polymer?

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This art form is often associated with realistic depictions of animals in miniature scale.
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Animalier art - Animalier art focuses on the creation of highly detailed and lifelike animal figures in miniature form, often using materials like clay or polymer.

Question 15:

Which artist is renowned for creating incredibly detailed miniature sculptures, including a series of tiny human figures often engaged in mundane activities?

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This artist's work often involves placing miniature sculptures in public spaces.
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Slinkachu - Slinkachu is famous for his intricate miniature sculptures, which often feature tiny human figures engaged in everyday scenes, adding a whimsical touch to urban environments.

Question 16:

What is the term for the art of creating highly detailed, small-scale replicas of historical firearms and weaponry?

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This art form involves meticulous craftsmanship to replicate historical arms in miniature form.
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Miniature gunsmithing - Miniature gunsmithing is the art of crafting intricate, small-scale replicas of historical firearms and weaponry, often requiring precision and attention to detail.

Question 17:

What is the most common scale for dollhouse making?

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The most common scale is often referred to as 'one inch scale.'
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1:12 - The 1:12 scale is the most popular choice for dollhouse making as it allows for a good level of detail while still being practical in size.