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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the nature of lettering reflect about the artist?
(a) The artist's style.
(b) The artist's race.
(c) The artist's weight.
(d) The artist's soul.

2. How do balloons function for speech in comics?
(a) They frame the speech.
(b) They enhance the speech.
(c) They relate content.
(d) They focus on the visuals.

3. As a language, what do comics need to utilize?
(a) A grammar.
(b) A pair of ears.
(c) A pen and ink.
(d) A message.

4. The earliest use of balloons was in what type of art?
(a) Dada.
(b) Impressionism.
(c) Scope.
(d) Friezes.

5. What demonstrates the meaning of the balloon?
(a) Its weight.
(b) Its feeling.
(c) Its shape.
(d) Its size.

6. What arranges illusions and symbols to stretch time and enhance emotion?
(a) Character development.
(b) Timing.
(c) Blocking.
(d) Spacing.

7. How do comics form a language?
(a) Through morphemes.
(b) By spontaneity.
(c) Through content.
(d) By repetitiveness.

8. What can happen after letters in comics are devised from familiar objects?
(a) They function verbally.
(b) They are abstracted.
(c) They become concrete.
(d) They are reduced.

9. What is used to move a reader or viewer through time?
(a) Lines.
(b) Texture.
(c) Colors.
(d) Panels.

10. What long Spirit story does Eisner analyze in Chapter 3?
(a) Up and Out.
(b) Foul Play.
(c) Popfly.
(d) Strikeout.

11. Why does Eisner analyze this particular Spirit story in Chapter 3?
(a) To show how time is realized through sequence.
(b) To demonstrate the alteration of perspective.
(c) To demonstrate the nature of space and width.
(d) To show how images and rhythm are disparate.

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

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

14. What is one of the two examples of time measurement Eisner mentions?
(a) Minutes.
(b) Radiowaves.
(c) Radiation.
(d) Morse code.

15. What element of weather messes with the typeface in Eisner's second example?
(a) Snow.
(b) Lightning.
(c) Rain.
(d) Wind.

Short Answer Questions

1. What characteristic of a sentence acts as framing with lines in comics?

2. What does this alphabetic expression introduce?

3. When are the outlines determined by the artist?

4. What are these artists trying to arrange?

5. What does much of the emotion and "intuitiveness" depend on from the artist?

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