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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What tendency of the eye is an obstacle in comics?
(a) For the eye to wander.
(b) For the eye to cry.
(c) For the eye to dilate.
(d) For the eye to blink.

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

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

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

5. Why must the sequential artist and the reader share any experience?
(a) So the reader understands the entirety of the piece.
(b) So communication can occur.
(c) So the artist can get paid.
(d) So the panels are read correctly.

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

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

8. How can a panel have a body plunge down the right-hand margin of a page?
(a) By breaking the right-to-left convention.
(b) By using the spiral principle.
(c) By forming a new principle about pressure panels.
(d) By breaking the left-to-right convention.

9. Graphic novels include reading written words and what else, for example?
(a) Touch, taste, smell, pictures.
(b) Pictures, maps, circuit diagrams, musical notes.
(c) Images, love, theory, abstraction.
(d) 3D worlds, technology, maps, music.

10. What kind of vision is related to freezing a moment in an uninterrupted flow of action?
(a) Circumspect.
(b) Spatial.
(c) Dilated.
(d) Peripheral.

11. When are the outlines determined by the artist?
(a) After the rest of the comic is drawn.
(b) While the artist draws the page.
(c) After the artist decides on the action.
(d) Before the artist decides on the action.

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

13. In comics, what produces immediate results?
(a) Illusion.
(b) Speech.
(c) Time.
(d) Science.

14. What kind of things does the storyteller use to tell a story in comics?
(a) Baggage and ideas.
(b) Light and dark.
(c) Depth and perception.
(d) Balloons and symbols.

15. In "Contract with God" by Eisner, what does the stone tablet suggest?
(a) The One Principle.
(b) The Unity of the Mind.
(c) The Five Ideals.
(d) The Ten Commandments.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do unusual container frames do to the reader?

2. What can often be left out in subsequent panels after the first page of a story?

3. Imagery examines and illustrates the juxtaposition of what two things?

4. What other example of time measurement does Eisner mention?

5. What other word can describe the use of letters in comics?

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