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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When was Red Seal Pictures formed?
(a) 1921.
(b) 1924.
(c) 1934.
(d) 1939.

2. In the early days of animation, how many drawings were required per minute?
(a) 100.
(b) 500.
(c) 1,000.
(d) 3,000.

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

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

5. What was the animated film that Fleischer created with Dr. Lee DeForest?
(a) My Tennessee Home.
(b) My Old Southern Home.
(c) My Old Kentucky Home.
(d) My Old California Home.

6. Which of the following is described as being Disney's most unusual and dynamic success?
(a) Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
(b) The Lion King.
(c) Cinderella.
(d) Fantasia.

7. Which of the following adjectives describes Disney's early career?
(a) Intense.
(b) Rocky.
(c) Casual.
(d) Successful.

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

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

10. At what point did Disney's work stop exploding?
(a) The Great Depression.
(b) World War II.
(c) His workers began rioting.
(d) World War I.

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

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

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

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

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did Fleischer tend to ignore?

3. What was Disney's first significant piece of animation for his new business?

4. Who suspected that McCay was playing a trick on them?

5. What did Fleischer work on during World War II?

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