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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What should the artist study before making comics?
(a) Mathematics, science, religion.
(b) Algebra, astronomy, drawing.
(c) Geometry, anatomy, composition.
(d) Anatomy, perspective, and composition.
2. In theory, what does the reader/viewer already know how to understand?
(a) Philosophical principles.
(b) Sequential art.
(c) Parallel dimensions.
(d) Linear algebra.
3. What must the artist deal with to decide when abbreviations or omissions are required?
(a) Punctuation placement.
(b) Skills, technique, and sweat.
(c) Space limitations and the artist's rendering skills.
(d) Time limitations.
4. What is the title of Chapter 7?
(b) Application (The Use of Sequential Art).
(c) Technique (The Skill of the Artist).
(d) Sequence and the Mind.
5. What kind of stories have dominated the field of comics because of the limitations of the medium?
(a) Simple, obvious stories.
(b) Life-changing stories.
(c) Complex, intriguing stories.
(d) Didactic moral stories.
6. What can give insight into a character's lifestyle and allow sociological observations?
(a) Posture and observation.
(b) Posture and gesture.
(c) Gesture and time.
(d) Posture and thought.
7. What does Eisner believe would happen if animals' faces were more flexible?
(a) Humans would love animals.
(b) Humans would kill more.
(c) Humans wouldn't kill animals.
(d) Humans would kill fewer.
8. What has primacy over text in comics?
(a) Body posture and gesture.
(b) Sound and song.
(c) The image.
(d) The font.
9. What sort of inner emotions can contortions of the face reveal?
(a) Judgments, comfort, shoes.
(b) Fatigue, morals.
(c) Pain, discomfort, comfort.
(d) Weather, pain, leaps of faith.
10. What must an artist realize the body works as?
(a) A skeleton with meat attached.
(b) A corporeal being with a divine soul.
(c) A mechanical device with limited ranges of movement.
(d) A robot.
11. What are amorphics?
(a) The pain or glow of love and inner conflicts.
(b) Thoughts that flow in waves.
(c) Representations of heat and light
(d) Thought transformations.
12. Who was the audience for early forms of sequential art?
(a) Broad audiences with no formal education.
(b) The formally educated.
(c) Kings and queens.
(d) Ministers and rabbis.
13. What determines how successfully the commonality of the human body is conveyed?
(a) The artist's style.
(b) The artist's memory.
(c) The artist's business.
(d) The artist's skill.
14. A comic artist's work must be reproducible by whose specifications?
(a) The financeer's.
(b) The reader's.
(c) The publisher's.
(d) The illustrator's.
15. What must convey both time and emotion, according to Chapter 5?
(a) Emotion and Instinct.
(b) Time and emotion.
(c) Time and travel.
(d) Thought and emotion.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many dimensions must an artist be able to render on a flat surface?
2. What kind of printing never became widespread in comic printing.
3. When words are used, the task of rendering body and face grows more?
4. What is the absolute ratio of words to picture in comics?
5. What other method requires production of a paperboard with colors added to transparent overlays?
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