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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. A comic artist's work must be reproducible by whose specifications?
(a) The illustrator's.
(b) The financeer's.
(c) The reader's.
(d) The publisher's.

2. What is the face sometimes treated as?
(a) A facet.
(b) An appendage.
(c) A ligament.
(d) A blight.

3. In theory, what does the reader/viewer already know how to understand?
(a) Sequential art.
(b) Philosophical principles.
(c) Linear algebra.
(d) Parallel dimensions.

4. What was the name of Eisner's 1981 attempt to illustrate Shakespeare's famous soliloquy of Hamlet?
(a) Hamlet on a Rooftop.
(b) Hamlet on a Mountaintop.
(c) Hamlet in the Kitchen.
(d) Hamlet in the Valley.

5. What other method requires production of a paperboard with colors added to transparent overlays?
(a) Red line.
(b) Blue line.
(c) Green line.
(d) Black line.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is usually the key to a gesture's meaning?

2. When can artists render color directly over line work?

3. Because halftone engraving in newspapers was crude, early strips were limited to what art?

4. What kind of judgments do people make about faces?

5. What is the intermediate mock up that allows editor, writer, and artist to review the project called in comics?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do people make important daily judgments about faces?

2. Contrast gesture and posture.

3. Why does artwork dominate the reader's initial response?

4. Name four of the eleven points Eisner covers, because he thinks an artist must understand about how objects work in order to portray them skillfully.

5. What temptation do artists have to detract from the text?

6. Why must frozen moments convey both time and emotion?

7. How has technology challenged the individuality of artists?

8. Give a brief synopsis of Chapter 6.

9. Give a brief synopsis of Chapter 5.

10. How does the "blue line" method work?

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