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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 are gestures "almost idiomatic" to?
(a) Specific continents.
(b) Specific economic backgrounds.
(c) Specific timezones.
(d) Specific regions or cultures.

2. Who was the audience for early forms of sequential art?
(a) Broad audiences with no formal education.
(b) Kings and queens.
(c) The formally educated.
(d) Ministers and rabbis.

3. 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) Simple, obvious stories.
(d) Didactic moral stories.

4. What is usually the key to a gesture's meaning?
(a) The final position.
(b) The final sketch.
(c) The final bubble.
(d) The final panel.

5. Who is the artist at the mercy of?
(a) The engraver's shop.
(b) The copywriter's shop.
(c) The publisher's shop.
(d) The commentator's shop.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Eisner flatly declare about the relationship between artist and writer?

5. What kind of printing never became widespread in comic printing.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Give a brief synopsis of Chapter 8.

4. Give a brief synopsis of Chapter 6.

5. Why does Eisner reproduce the story written by Jules Feiffer that was never published?

6. Explain the goal of "Body language".

7. 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.

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

9. Why should an artist read short stories?

10. Explain why comic writers first create a written script of their idea and story/plot, including narrative and dialog (balloons).

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