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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Around when did daily comic strips first appear?
(a) 1956.
(b) 1934.
(c) 1756.
(d) 1943.

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

3. What other things can lettering reflect in comics?
(a) Mentality and personality.
(b) Character and emotion.
(c) Thought and size.
(d) Heart and mind.

4. What can hold the whole together through changes of scenery?
(a) Twine.
(b) Scripts.
(c) Postcards.
(d) Quills.

5. In the Spirit story "Two Lives," which character is incarcerated?
(a) Cranfranz Qwayle.
(b) Mariford Rubens.
(c) Carboy T. Gretch.
(d) John.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What do people learn to measure distance by?

3. After which century, did artists start to depend on expressions, postures, and backdrops?

4. What characteristics of panels contribute to the sequence of time?

5. What two things limit the artist's choice of outline?

Short Essay Questions

1. Besides the text in comics, what must the reader/viewer "read"?

2. Why are close-ups used when facial expressions are critical?

3. When inscriptions reappeared in the 18th-century, what did artists use to arrange their thoughts and actions for the audience?

4. What is the function of balloons?

5. Give a brief synopsis of Chapter 4.

6. Why did artists after the 16th century use expressions, postures, and backdrops to express their ideas?

7. Why is the repetitiveness of comics compared to a language forming its own grammar?

8. Give a brief summary of the historical evolution of comics according to Chapter 1.

9. What happens to the hero in one of Eisner's Spirit stories who wishes he could fly?

10. How does Eisner analyze a long Spirit story, "Foul Play," to show how time is realized through the sequence of events?

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