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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author likens the representation of Egyptian hieroglyphics to which of the following?
(a) Numbers
(b) Comics
(c) Words
(d) Sounds

2. Comic panels break up which of the following?
(a) Space and consistency
(b) Time and sound
(c) Sound and movement
(d) Time and space

3. When does the author begin practicing to be a comics artist?
(a) In tenth grade
(b) After his dog dies
(c) Since he could pick up a pencil
(d) During his first office job

4. Which of the following icons has a fixed and absolute meaning?
(a) Non-pictorial
(b) Saints
(c) Idols
(d) Pictorial

5. What genre cannot exist in comics?
(a) Epic poetry
(b) Biography
(c) None of the above
(d) Satire

6. Who does the author say is the father of modern comics?
(a) Stan Lee
(b) Rudolphe Töpffer
(c) Will Eisner
(d) Scott McCloud

7. What is the space between comic panels called?
(a) The frame
(b) The ditch
(c) The gutter
(d) The jump

8. Who painted "The Treachery of Images?"
(a) Jack Kirby
(b) Sergio Aragones
(c) Kurtzman
(d) Magritte

9. Who first observed that people growing up in the late 20th century wanted roles more than goals?
(a) Dave McKean
(b) Stan Lee
(c) McLuhan
(d) Sergio Argonnes

10. What transition features a single subject in distinct progressions?
(a) Action-to-action
(b) Aspect-to-aspect
(c) Moment-to-moment
(d) Subject-to-subject

11. What additional early examples of comics does the author mention but NOT cover?
(a) Trajan's column
(b) Greek painting
(c) Japanese scrolls
(d) All of the above

12. What transition offers no logical relationship between panels?
(a) Non-sequitur
(b) Scene-to-scene
(c) Subject-to-subject
(d) Action-to-action

13. This effect of contrasting characters and backgrounds is used by which of the following?
(a) Disney
(b) Jacques Tardi
(c) Tintin
(d) All of the following

14. Each panel of a comic shows a ______________________.
(a) single moment in time
(b) multiple moments in time
(c) illusion of time and motion
(d) several motions in time

15. Who is the 44th comic artist listed in the triangle?
(a) Gilbert Hernandez
(b) Mary Fleener
(c) Craig Russell
(d) Lynda Barry

Short Answer Questions

1. What symbol does the author use to demonstrate the universality of cartoon imagery?

2. Which pair of words does not relate to each other, in terms of comic style?

3. Which comic artist introduced the storytelling techniques used in most mainstream comics?

4. Comic readers are conditioned by real life and other media to expect a _______ progression in comics.

5. In a panel with a lot of action, such as the one on page 95, each figure is arranged sequentially and the audience will read them left to right. This could be argued as fitting the definition of _______.

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