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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What transition bypasses time and sets a wandering eye on different aspects of the same place, idea or mood?
(a) Aspect-to-aspect
(b) Moment-to-moment
(c) Action-to-action
(d) Scene-to-scene

3. What techniques can be used to create timelessness?
(a) A borderless panel
(b) Bleeding a panel
(c) Silent panel with no clues as to duration
(d) All of the above

4. When and where did the author think comics originated?
(a) Tapestry detailing the Norman Conquest of England, in 1066
(b) Has no idea
(c) Picture manuscript "discovered" by Cortes, around 1519
(d) Egyptian hieroglyphics, 32 centuries ago

5. What invention had a significant effect on comics?
(a) Ballpoint pens
(b) Printing
(c) Colored ink
(d) Recycled paper

6. Which artist started the trend to incorporate photographic streaking to depict motion?
(a) Jack Kirby
(b) Gene Mager
(c) Bill Everett
(d) Gene Colan

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

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

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

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

11. Pictures are ______ information. Writing is _______ information.
(a) perceived; perceived
(b) received; perceived
(c) received; received
(d) perceived; received

12. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of comics, as defined in Understanding Comics?
(a) In deliberate sequence
(b) Juxtaposed pictorial and other images
(c) Animation
(d) Intended to convey information and/or produce an aesthetic response in the viewer

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

14. What is the most common type of transition in the most storytelling technique used in comics?
(a) Scene-to-scene
(b) Action-to-action
(c) Subject-to-subject
(d) Moment-to-moment

15. Using the pictorial vocabulary pyramid, Mary Fleener's style is NOT typically comprised of ________.
(a) iconic content
(b) reality
(c) non-iconic content
(d) language

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of Max Ernst's surreal plate sequence?

2. Who created "A Harlot's Progress," published in 1731?

3. The author believes that comics is an art form similar to which of the following?

4. Japanese comics artists also drew more realistic characters to emphasize __________________________.

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

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