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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What new law was created to protect Töpffer's new art form following the successful publication of "A Harlot's Progress" and its sequel?
(a) Copyright
(b) Income tax
(c) Restraining order
(d) Minimum wage

2. Which of the following artists uses more transitions than normal?
(a) G. Hernandez
(b) Spiegelman
(c) Osamu Tezuka
(d) Jack Kirby

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

4. Which of the following icons are fluid and variable in how realistic they are?
(a) Pictorial
(b) Non-pictorial
(c) Saints
(d) Idols

5. Using the example of driving to illustrate non-visual awareness, what is the likely response of the driver of the vehicle being struck if one car hits another?
(a) "His car hit me!"
(b) "He hit me!"
(c) "His car hit my car!"
(d) "He hit my car!"

6. What transition requires deductive reasoning and transports the reader across significant distances of time and space?
(a) Aspect-to-aspect
(b) Subject-to-subject
(c) Scene-to-scene
(d) Moment-to-moment

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

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

9. Visual iconography is to vocabulary as closure is to _______________.
(a) grammar
(b) capitalization
(c) punctuation
(d) speech

10. Which of the following is NOT an American comic artist that uses the style of creating one set of lines to see and another to be?
(a) Carl Barks
(b) Dave Sim and Derhard
(c) Tom King
(d) Jaime Hernandez

11. The art of comics is as _______ as it is ________.
(a) divisive; multiplicative
(b) meaningless; abstract
(c) humorous; generous
(d) subtractive; additive

12. McCloud notes that we perceive the world as ______ through the experience of our senses, even though our senses can only reveal a _______ world.
(a) incomplete; whole
(b) whole; fragmented
(c) incomplete; stable
(d) whole; distrustful

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

14. What is another word for motion lines?
(a) Zip-buttons
(b) Swoosh signs
(c) Curlicues
(d) Zip-ribbons

15. Panel shapes affect which of the following?
(a) Dimensions
(b) Meanings
(c) Time
(d) Experience

Short Answer Questions

1. In a single image, what can you use to add words without introducing time?

2. 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 _______.

3. What type of magazine kept comics alive before the 20th century?

4. What transition features a single subject in distinct progressions?

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

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