Understanding Comics Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 107 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy the Understanding Comics Lesson Plans
Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does McCloud loosely define cartooning?
(a) A form of compression through complication
(b) A form of amplification through simplification
(c) A form of amplification through complication
(d) A form of compression through simplification

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

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

4. What is an example of comics that is not referred to as comics?
(a) Live-action movies
(b) Single-panel cartoons
(c) Diagrams
(d) Hieroglyphics

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

6. What is a powerful force that happens between the panels that allows viewers to use their imagination?
(a) Participation
(b) Drive
(c) Education
(d) Endurance

7. What object is painted in "The Treachery of Images?"
(a) A pipe
(b) A drum
(c) A flute
(d) A spoon

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

9. "To kill a man between panels is to condemn him to ___________."
(a) immortality
(b) a thousand deaths
(c) be consigned to oblivion
(d) hell

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

11. Who observed that a non-visual awareness occurs when people interact with inanimate objects?
(a) Marshall McLuhan
(b) Herge
(c) Osamu Tezuka
(d) Jack Kirby

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

13. In a single image, what can you use to add words without introducing time?
(a) Silent captions
(b) Sound exclamations
(c) Dialogue bubbles
(d) One-word reply

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

15. 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) Minimum wage
(b) Restraining order
(c) Income tax
(d) Copyright

Short Answer Questions

1. What techniques can be used to create timelessness?

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

3. Panel shapes affect which of the following?

4. What is the space between comic panels called?

5. Herge's Tintin was characterized by very iconic characters with unusually realistic backgrounds. This style is called _______.

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 415 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Understanding Comics Lesson Plans
Understanding Comics from BookRags. (c)2018 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook