Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who called Max Fleischer an unsung hero?

2. What did Dave Fleischer annoy workers with?

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

4. What was the last film that Disney actually worked on?

5. Where was Winsor McCay from?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the effect that Iwerks career with Disney had on his success.

2. What is the significance of "Krazy Kat"?

3. What priorities did Mintz have in creating animated features?

4. Describe "Little Nemo."

5. Describe three of Disney's legendary works.

6. Why was Warner Brothers so successful?

7. Describe the machine that Bray created.

8. Describe the role of replication in Van Beuren's studio.

9. What did Terry think about music in his features?

10. Which studio was the most successful?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe McCay's career and inspiration. How did he become an animator and why did he choose to become one? What successes did he have? What were his downfalls? What contribution did McCay make to the animation industry as a whole?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast UPA, MGM, and Paramount. Which studio was the most successful? The least? Identify unique qualities about each studio and then list similarities between the three.

Essay Topic 3

Which studio made the biggest or most significant contribution to the animation industry? Why do you think this is true? Which studio can you learn the most from?

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