Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1, The Silent Era.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the early days of animation, how many frames per second were required for an animated piece?
(a) 20.
(b) 16.
(c) 24.
(d) 14.

2. Who is described as a "legendary animator and entrepreneur" in the beginning of animation?
(a) Bray.
(b) McCay.
(c) Disney.
(d) Lantz.

3. Which of the following is often considered to be the first true animated cartoon?
(a) Gertie the Dinosaur.
(b) Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
(c) Little Nemo.
(d) Betty Boop.

4. McCay said that animation had unfortunately become what?
(a) Trade.
(b) Manipulation.
(c) Art.
(d) Business.

5. According to those that did not believe that animation was real, what was McCay using to trick the audience?
(a) Actual animals.
(b) Wires.
(c) Ropes.
(d) Films.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which film was convincing enough to suggest that McCay was not tricking anybody?

2. What did McCay begin as?

3. What did Bray's invention do?

4. Where was Winsor McCay from?

5. What was Bray fascinated by?

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