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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where did Disney begin working as an ad man?

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

4. When was Betty Boop introduced?

5. In what year did McCay's first feature come out?

Short Essay Questions

1. What were the highlights of the animation industry from the 1940's to the 1970's?

2. Describe Disney's enthusiasm for his work.

3. Describe UPA's success.

4. Do you think Disney would have become successful today? Why or why not?

5. Describe the strike that Disney employees put on.

6. Why was Tom and Jerry such a popular cartoon?

7. How might Disney have felt vindicated by Universal hiring Lantz?

8. What were the strengths of the Fleischer brothers? What were the weaknesses?

9. What problems were present in the character of Woody Woodpecker?

10. What were Iwerks good and bad characteristics?

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