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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. The sequential artist and the reader must share what kind of experience?
(a) Monetary trade.
(b) Skill set experience.
(c) Oral communication.
(d) Life experience.

5. When speed lines indicate motion they are part of what language?
(a) Syntactic.
(b) Artistic.
(c) Mental.
(d) Visual.

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

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

8. In Eisner's third example of "Contract with God" what drips from the heavy lettering?
(a) Water.
(b) Resin.
(c) Blood.
(d) Amber.

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

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

11. What characteristics of panels contribute to the sequence of time?
(a) The number and size of panels.
(b) The matter and width of panels.
(c) The speed and radius of panels.
(d) The depth and breadth of panels.

12. Through what must the artist seize attention and dictate the sequence?
(a) The narrative.
(b) The sequence.
(c) The structural thought.
(d) The pages.

13. In the third example in a "Contract with God," the heavy lettering is above what creature?
(a) Dwarf.
(b) Elf.
(c) Horse of the Apocalypse.
(d) Ghoul.

14. 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.

15. What do people learn to measure distance by?
(a) Circumference and Diameter.
(b) Sight and Sound.
(c) Optics and Illusion.
(d) Nature and the Heavens.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does this alphabetic expression introduce?

2. From which point of view must the creator render the elements?

3. What demonstrates the meaning of the balloon?

4. Images without words require what in the reader or viewer?

5. In what part of a young person's life are comic books said to have a role?

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