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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. If a reader knows instinctively how gravity works, what will happen when they read panels that don't function like sentences?
(a) Comics must function like sentences.
(b) The reader will naturally follow the action in the panels.
(c) The reader will stop reading.
(d) The comic will stop making sense.

2. Where does Eisner's second example in "Contract with God" take place?
(a) Mount Sinai.
(b) The Bronx.
(c) Madison Avenue.
(d) Riverbrook.

3. What conventions do comics rely on?
(a) Symbolic conventions.
(b) Emotional conventions.
(c) Reading conventions.
(d) Natural conventions.

4. Around when did daily comic strips first appear?
(a) 1943.
(b) 1934.
(c) 1956.
(d) 1756.

5. What kind of introduction does "Comics as a Form of Reading" use to discuss art?
(a) Philosophical.
(b) Geometric.
(c) Religious.
(d) Emotional.

6. What is the title of Chapter 4?
(a) Elements.
(b) Framing.
(c) Narrative.
(d) Sequence.

7. The earliest use of balloons was in what culture?
(a) The Mayan culture.
(b) The Slavic culture.
(c) The Incan culture.
(d) The Aztec culture.

8. What does lettering often serves as an extension of?
(a) Phrasal verbs.
(b) Imagery.
(c) Tone.
(d) Ink.

9. In one of Eisner's Spirit stories he analyzes a hero who wishes to do what?
(a) Fly.
(b) Sing.
(c) Be invisible.
(d) Be invincible.

10. In "Contract with God," how is the text lettered?
(a) Partly in Hebraic style.
(b) Partly in Celtic runes.
(c) Partly in astrological charts.
(d) Partly in Yiddish.

11. In which 18th century tool do inscriptions reappear?
(a) Broadpages.
(b) Broadsheets.
(c) Narrowplanes.
(d) Narrowpanels.

12. What type of art does "Comics as a Form of Reading" describe?
(a) Phoenician watercolors.
(b) The ancient drawings at Lasceux.
(c) Linear art.
(d) The modern form of sequential art.

13. Images without words require what in the reader or viewer?
(a) Technical practice.
(b) Little knowledge.
(c) Belief.
(d) Extra sophistication.

14. What advantage do film and theater have of an audience that is forced to do what?
(a) Press rewind and play buttons.
(b) Charge per viewing.
(c) Sit quietly.
(d) View the action as presented.

15. What are these artists trying to arrange?
(a) Neural synapses.
(b) Complex thoughts, sounds, actions, and ideas.
(c) Simple questions.
(d) Power and wealth.

Short Answer Questions

1. What novelty can suggest dimension and involve the reader/viewer better than a regular container?

2. What kind of things does the storyteller use to tell a story in comics?

3. When speed lines indicate motion they are part of what language?

4. How can a panel have a body plunge down the right-hand margin of a page?

5. What can happen after letters in comics are devised from familiar objects?

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