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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 must artist and writers risk?
(a) Trial and error.
(b) Expectation and loss.
(c) Exception and potential.
(d) Fix and finance.

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

3. What does Chapter 5 examine?
(a) Expressive anatomy.
(b) Framing.
(c) Sequence.
(d) Narrative.

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

5. What is the absolute ratio of words to picture in comics?
(a) There is no absolute ratio.
(b) 3:1.
(c) 2:5.
(d) Twenty characters for three panels.

Short Answer Questions

1. What depends on choosing worthwhile themes and innovating the exposition?

2. What must artists realize about casual props like door hinges?

3. What must an artist realize the body works as?

4. What skills are mandatory because the sequential art of comics is intended for reproduction?

5. What is the title of Chapter 6?

Short Essay Questions

1. Which works are generally entertainment-oriented, and why?

2. Give a brief synopsis of Chapter 7.

3. Why should an artist read short stories?

4. Give a brief synopsis of Chapter 8.

5. How has technology challenged the individuality of artists?

6. Why does Eisner reproduce several pages from his graphic novel To the Heart of the Storm along with a close-up pencil dummy page?

7. How can the artist successfully convey an image of the human body?

8. 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.

9. Explain the goal of "Body language".

10. Why do entertainment comics deny to the readers/viewers much of the freedom they would enjoy in pure prose?

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