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

2. Which of the following did McCay specifically say he did not want to be a part of?
(a) Distribution.
(b) Film industry.
(c) Production.
(d) Animation.

3. Which of the following had the greatest impact on the animation industry?
(a) Rotascope.
(b) Post-recorded music.
(c) Black and white film.
(d) Celluloid.

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

5. What did McCay begin as?
(a) Children's book illustrator.
(b) Military film maker.
(c) Librarian.
(d) Newspaper cartoonist.

Short Answer Questions

1. In which century was animation invented?

2. What was McCay's first feature?

3. What was Bray fascinated by?

4. When was Gertie the Dinosaur released?

5. Which of the following describes McCay's first feature?

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