FLQ – The frontline quiz!

1. Utah or Newell ______ is a 3D test model that has become a joke within the computer graphics community. Using this object is considered the 3D equivalent of a “Hello, World!” program, a way to create an easy landscape where the object provides the basic geometry for a scene with lighting. The shape has a number of elements that made it ideal for graphic experiments of the time: it is round, has saddle points, gender greater than zero due to the hole in the handle, can cast a shadow on itself and be displayed accurately. without surface texture. What was this everyday reference object?

2. Diagnosed with abdominal cancer in 1941, he underwent surgery that left him chair-side and bedridden. Painting and sculpting had become physical challenges, so he turned to a new medium. The result was a distinct, dimensional complexity – an art form that wasn’t quite painting, but not quite sculpture. He says he draws with _______, directly in color, abolishing the conflicts between color and line, emotion and execution that have slowed him down his whole life. Who is the artist/what was he “drawing” with?


3. American football analysts often use the notion of “wearing a _______” as an object of derision indicating that said football player is not good enough to play on the field. Fill in the holes.

4. This type of packaging for this product would generally be considered cheap, but this is the new norm in Scandinavia. It’s affordable, lasts longer, not to mention convenient and portable. The product is something that Scandinavians are occasional and daily consumers of, whereas in other parts of the world it may be saved for special occasions. Finally, the compact, minimal and functional design of the packaging is typically Scandinavian. What are we talking about?

5. One of the earliest antecedents of the modern speech bubble was “_____ speech”, wispy lines that connected first-person speech to the mouths of speakers in Mesoamerican art between AD 600 and 900. Fill in the holes.



6. Szalonna de _____ (Hungarian for bacon of ____) was a dense fruit jam eaten by Hungarians during World War II. It was made of mixed fruit and was solid; sold not in jars but cut into blocks. Apparently, during World War II, Hungarian soldiers received food supplies from the Germans and they got this fruit flavored jam instead of the bacon they were used to. The soldiers started mocking the jam as _____’s szalonna. Fill in the holes.

7. Historically, it was associated with haute couture, but could take on different meanings depending on the circumstances. For example, in 1798, during the French Revolution, women wore them in tribute to the victims. Since 2010, they have become popular fashion symbols for a certain group of people, partly due to their ability to conceal a prominent body feature. What?

Bike chains.

8. Tsubakimoto Chain Co. is a Japanese manufacturer of power transmission and roller chain products. It was founded in Osaka in 1917 to manufacture bicycle chains and later became the first roller chain manufacturer in Japan. The company also manufactures an item used for a very specific purpose in some restaurants. What?

Wooden masks.

Wooden masks. | Photo credit: BEEP

9. While its predecessor has been produced in India for hundreds of years (it even bears the name of the locality in Bombay where it was popularly made), the fabric itself was first produced in the French city of Nimes. How do we know it?

10. The False Face Society is probably the best known of the medicinal societies among the Iroquois, especially for their dramatic wooden masks. Used in healing rituals, they invoke the spirit of a hunchbacked old man. The cured become members of society. Masks are fed dried white corn porridge and given small pouches of tobacco as payment for services, as they are considered living, breathing beings. Why?



1. Teapot

2. Henri Matisse and his famous cut-out papers, which he “draws with scissors”

3. Clipboard

4. Boxed wine

5. Speech scrolling


7. The choker. Red ribbons were worn around the neck in France to protest against guillotine executions. As of 2010, the choker was adopted by many trans women to hide the tracheal bump.

8. Conveyor belts for sushi restaurants

9. John. Jumpsuit comes from Dongri

10. Masks are carved directly from living trees