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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How long did it take to create the 1 minute "Heigh Ho" animation?
(a) 1 year.
(b) 3 months.
(c) 1 month.
(d) 6 months.

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

3. Which of the following was a fault of Fleischer's?
(a) Bad at creating storylines.
(b) Bad at doing business.
(c) Bad at creating characters.
(d) Bad at being original rather than copying.

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

5. Where did Disney begin working as an ad man?
(a) MGM Studio.
(b) Oswald Studio.
(c) Pesmen-Rubin Art Studio.
(d) Walt Disney Studio.

6. What was McCay's first feature?
(a) Looking for Nemo.
(b) Little Nemo.
(c) Finding Nemo.
(d) Tiny Nemo.

7. How many employees did Fleischer have in 1923?
(a) 19.
(b) 0.
(c) 26.
(d) 4.

8. What was Disney able to do well that others could not?
(a) Mix cartoon with live-action.
(b) Mix drama and comedy.
(c) Create interesting characters.
(d) Create settings vital to character development.

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

10. Who of the following was one of Disney's co-workers?
(a) Ub Iwerks.
(b) Max Fleischer.
(c) Charles Mintz.
(d) Paul Terry.

11. Which of the following angered Disney's employees?
(a) He put little effort into quality.
(b) No overtime pay.
(c) He expected them to be too creative.
(d) No incentives to continue working.

12. What type of job did Margaret Winkler have at Disney?
(a) Disney's manager.
(b) Disney's animator.
(c) Disneys distributor.
(d) Disney's producer.

13. What was Disney's first significant piece of animation for his new business?
(a) Porky Pig.
(b) Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
(c) Mickey Mouse.
(d) Snow White.

14. Which of the following was Disney's first instant success?
(a) Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
(b) Fantasia.
(c) Mickey Mouse.
(d) The Lion King.

15. What did Fleischer patent?
(a) Projector.
(b) Rotoscope.
(c) Background template.
(d) Camera.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is not an early Disney feature?

2. Through all of Disney's struggles, which of the following never suffered?

3. In the early days of animation, how many drawings were required per minute?

4. What did Fleischer tend to ignore?

5. According to those that did not believe that animation was real, what was McCay using to trick the audience?

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