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

2. For what purpose did the artists start to use expressions, postures, and backdrops?
(a) To format their pieces.
(b) To formulate their understanding.
(c) To express their ideas
(d) To explain their analysis.

3. What kind of introduction does "Comics as a Form of Reading" use to discuss art?
(a) Geometric.
(b) Emotional.
(c) Religious.
(d) Philosophical.

4. What does lettering often serves as an extension of?
(a) Phrasal verbs.
(b) Ink.
(c) Tone.
(d) Imagery.

5. In one of Eisner's Spirit stories he analyzes a hero who wishes to do what?
(a) Fly.
(b) Be invisible.
(c) Sing.
(d) Be invincible.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. If a reader knows instinctively how gravity works, what will happen when they read panels that don't function like sentences?

3. What particular changes in sound does calligraphy relate to?

4. What is the title of Chapter 4?

5. The sequential artist and the reader must share what kind of experience?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the difference between time and timing.

2. Why is bridging gaps in the action a more visceral than intellectual activity?

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

4. Briefly give a synopsis of Chapter 3.

5. What is the function of balloons?

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

7. Give examples of different lettering techniques or styles from Eisner's story Contract with God.

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

9. Briefly give a synopsis of Chapter 2.

10. Why is text sometimes lettered in a style consistent with the sentiment of a scene?

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