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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to McCay, what should animation be?
(a) Trade.
(b) Business.
(c) Art.
(d) Manipulation.

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

3. When was Disney's last film released?
(a) A month before his death.
(b) A year before his death.
(c) The day that he died.
(d) A year after his death.

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

5. Which is an example of a cartoon including live-action?
(a) Aladdin.
(b) Fantasia.
(c) Mary Poppins.
(d) The Lion King.

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

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

8. What did Bray's invention do?
(a) Made diagrams.
(b) Made copies of characters in different positions.
(c) Made large flip books.
(d) Made copies of backgrounds.

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

10. When did Disney form his first company?
(a) 1925.
(b) 1920.
(c) 1910.
(d) 1915.

11. Where was Winsor McCay from?
(a) France.
(b) Austria.
(c) Ireland.
(d) America.

12. 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.

13. Which film was convincing enough to suggest that McCay was not tricking anybody?
(a) Gertie the Dinosaur.
(b) Finding Nemo.
(c) Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
(d) Little Nemo.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did Bray's machine print on?

3. How many employees did Fleischer have in 1923?

4. When was Betty Boop introduced?

5. In which century was animation invented?

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