Poster for L’Intransigeant 1925 by A.M. Cassandre 1901–1968 Graphic Design History by Johanna Drucker and Emily McVarish and Twentieth-Century Design by Jonathan M. Woodham.

The quiz covers the material discussed in the required readings. My suggestion to you: print this page out and keep it with you as you are reading the book. Answer the questions as you go and this quiz won’t be a painful experience.


  1. Graphic and Product design led to what 20th century phenomenon?

  2. How many poster designs were produced as part of the Works Project Administration?

  3. WWI lead to the doubling of industrial production and purchasing power in the United States.

  4. Who was Raymond Loewy?

  5. The term Art Deco originated from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes?

  6. Why did I show slides of Flash Gordon and Superman during the lecture? (Extra credit if you guess correctly)

  7. What is the modern name for the school Lazlo Maholy-Nagy founded in the United States?

  8. Art Deco in the United States was influenced by Social Realism.

  9. What 1939 event showcased “The Future?”

  10. Modern lifestyle was an idea that designers helped invent and promote in all areas of material culture.