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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) Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
(b) Betty Boop.
(c) Gertie the Dinosaur.
(d) Little Nemo.

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

3. In which century was animation invented?
(a) 21st.
(b) 19th.
(c) 18th.
(d) 20th.

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

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

6. Where did McCay prefer to make appearances?
(a) Poetry readings.
(b) Vaudeville.
(c) Film sets.
(d) Broadway musicals.

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

8. What was the number of workers that picketed Disney's studio while on strike?
(a) 2500.
(b) 500.
(c) 250.
(d) 100.

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

10. Originally, what animal made up part of Betty Boop?
(a) Cat.
(b) Bear.
(c) Dog.
(d) Kangaroo.

11. What seemed to always win for Disney?
(a) His quality.
(b) His money managing skills.
(c) His intelligence.
(d) His vision.

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

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

14. Which of the following is not an early Disney feature?
(a) Fantasia.
(b) The Lion King.
(c) The Jungle Book.
(d) Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

15. What is described as a series of cartoons put in order to trick the viewer that movement is occurring?
(a) Rotascope.
(b) Storyline.
(c) Bray's invention.
(d) Flip book.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Bray's machine print on?

2. When did Disney form his first company?

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

4. Who was the founder of Paramount Studios?

5. How many employees did Fleischer have in 1923?

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