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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What was Walt Disney's brother's name?
(a) David.
(b) Roy.
(c) Mark.
(d) Charles.

3. What was Fleischer's most popular and long-lasting invention?
(a) Digital camera.
(b) Projector.
(c) Bouncing ball.
(d) Rotoscope.

4. Who took away the rights to one of Disney's characters?
(a) Ub Iwerks.
(b) Charles Mintz.
(c) Max Fleischer.
(d) David Fleischer.

5. What is considered the first animated cartoon?
(a) Gertie the Dinosaur.
(b) Looney Tunes.
(c) Humorous Phases of Funny Faces.
(d) Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

6. Which of the following limited early animation?
(a) Inappropriate drawing tools.
(b) Black and white coloring.
(c) Ability to combine live action with cartoons.
(d) Low production costs.

7. When did Bray apply for a patent?
(a) 1914.
(b) 1910.
(c) 1923.
(d) 1918.

8. What type of animal was Bimbo?
(a) Cat.
(b) Chicken.
(c) Bear.
(d) Dog.

9. Which character did Max Fleischer create?
(a) Betty Boop.
(b) Porky Pig.
(c) Mickey Mouse.
(d) Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

10. In what year did McCay's first feature come out?
(a) 1924.
(b) 1918.
(c) 1911.
(d) 1914.

11. When did Fleischer start his own company?
(a) 1932.
(b) 1912.
(c) 1921.
(d) 1918.

12. What is a nickname for celluloid?
(a) Loid.
(b) Cel.
(c) Ulo.
(d) Cellu.

13. Who was the founder of Paramount Studios?
(a) Allan Zane.
(b) Alexander Zorkins.
(c) Alex Zuport.
(d) Adolph Zukor.

14. Which of the following was McCay inspired by?
(a) A military film.
(b) A comic book.
(c) A Disney film.
(d) A flip book.

15. Which of the following describes McCay's first feature?
(a) No storyline.
(b) No personality.
(c) No frames per second.
(d) No main character.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following did Disney have trouble managing?

2. What was the animated film that Fleischer created with Dr. Lee DeForest?

3. What was the name of the feature Fleischer worked on with the American Museum of Natural History?

4. What was the number of workers that picketed Disney's studio while on strike?

5. When was Gertie the Dinosaur released?

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