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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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

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

3. Herge's Tintin was characterized by very iconic characters with unusually realistic backgrounds. This style is called _______.
(a) inked
(b) bold-brushed
(c) paneled
(d) clear-line

4. Due to the negative connotation of the word "comics," many comics artists have preferred to be known as ________________________.
(a) All of the above
(b) Cartoonists
(c) Commercial artists
(d) Illustrators

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

6. What was the title of the sequel to "A Harlot's Progress?"
(a) "A Piper's Progress"
(b) "A Pauper's Progress"
(c) "A King's Progress"
(d) "A Rake's Progress"

7. What symbol does the author use to demonstrate the universality of cartoon imagery?
(a) Human face
(b) Stop sign
(c) American flag
(d) Peace sign

8. What transition stays within a scene or idea and requires more closure from the reader in order to find the transition meaningful?
(a) Non-sequitur
(b) Subject-to-subject
(c) Scene-to-scene
(d) Action-to-action

9. Which of the following is true?
(a) Animation is spatially juxtaposed; comics are spatially juxtaposed.
(b) Animation is sequential in time; comics are spatially juxtaposed.
(c) Animation is spatially juxtaposed; comics are sequential in time.
(d) Animation is sequential in time; comics are sequential in time.

10. What type of magazine kept comics alive before the 20th century?
(a) German cartoon
(b) American writing
(c) French art
(d) British caricature

11. Which pair of words does not relate to each other, in terms of comic style?
(a) Objective; subjective
(b) Realistic; iconic
(c) Famous; anonymous
(d) Complex; simple

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

13. Who was the woodcut artist known for his silent "Woodcut Novels" of fables?
(a) Lynd Ward
(b) William Hogarth
(c) Max Ernst
(d) Frans Masereel

14. Within a comic storyline, what is the amount of time that passes from one panel to the next?
(a) One minute
(b) One day
(c) Varies
(d) One second

15. The author believes that comics is an art form similar to which of the following?
(a) Theatre
(b) All of the above
(c) Music
(d) Written word

Short Answer Questions

1. What determines the duration of time and dimensions of space in a panel?

2. In comics, words represent that which can only exist in time, _______.

3. How are Egyptian paintings read?

4. "To kill a man between panels is to condemn him to ___________."

5. Comic panels break up which of the following?

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