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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does reading provide for the artist that he or she can use?
(a) A safe of information.
(b) A supply of ideas.
(c) A basket of topics.
(d) A bank of facts and information.

2. In what time frame did comics assume the typical reader was a "10-year old from Iowa"?
(a) Early 1940s to late 1970s.
(b) 1950s to 1960s.
(c) 1940s to early 1960s.
(d) Early 1930s to late 1960s.

3. What is determined by how much space is available and what technology is to be used to reproduce it?
(a) Size and number of pages and colors.
(b) Number of pages.
(c) Size and number of ink sets.
(d) Size of pens and number of colors.

4. What two types of applications is sequential art normally divided into?
(a) Instruction and entertainment.
(b) Experimentalism and nihilism.
(c) Moralism and fanaticism.
(d) Existentialism and entertainment.

5. Because halftone engraving in newspapers was crude, early strips were limited to what art?
(a) Black line art.
(b) Invisible line art.
(c) Sepia line art.
(d) Blue line art.

6. What kind of stories have dominated the field of comics because of the limitations of the medium?
(a) Life-changing stories.
(b) Complex, intriguing stories.
(c) Didactic moral stories.
(d) Simple, obvious stories.

7. How many dimensions must an artist be able to render on a flat surface?
(a) Five dimensions.
(b) One dimension.
(c) Three dimensions.
(d) No dimensions.

8. What dominates the reader's initial response?
(a) Text.
(b) Hardbound novels.
(c) Artwork.
(d) Texture.

9. How big is the simplified script when determining an agreement between artist and writer?
(a) Twenty pages.
(b) Sixty inches.
(c) Two pages.
(d) Half a page.

10. What must artists realize about casual props like door hinges?
(a) They must be brown with rust.
(b) They must be rendered accurately.
(c) They must move with gravity.
(d) They must look surreal.

11. What kind of printing never became widespread in comic printing.
(a) Photogravure printing.
(b) Blaugravure printing.
(c) Lineogravure printing.
(d) Rotogravure printing.

12. What gives voice to thoughts and gives meaning to action?
(a) Monologue.
(b) Analog.
(c) Soliloquy.
(d) Dialog.

13. What is the intermediate mock up that allows editor, writer, and artist to review the project called in comics?
(a) Story board.
(b) Dummy.
(c) Mechanical.
(d) Layout.

14. What depends on choosing worthwhile themes and innovating the exposition?
(a) The past of the graphic novel.
(b) The past of periodical comics.
(c) The future of the graphic novel.
(d) The future of the written word.

15. What does Eisner think light implies?
(a) Comfort.
(b) Safety.
(c) Love.
(d) Fear.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the face the most important part of the body in comics?

2. What kind of movements are "frozen" in time?

3. What does Eisner wish artists to know about shadow?

4. What has provided a new horizon to the industry?

5. What kind of comics are generally entertainment-oriented?

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