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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What color of light is created by adding all three additive primaries?
(a) Magenta
(b) Black
(c) Cyan
(d) White

2. What kind of combination uses words and pictures on separate courses with no intersection?
(a) Additive
(b) Parallel
(c) Montage
(d) Duo-Specific

3. What Scottish physicist isolated the three additive primaries?
(a) Louis Ducos Du Hauron
(b) Lord Kelvin
(c) Alexander Graham Bell
(d) Sir James Clerk

4. What kind of combination treats words as integral parts of the picture?
(a) Word specific
(b) Duo-specific
(c) Inter-dependent
(d) Montage

5. The pursuit of truth can be seen as the foundation of which of the following?
(a) Philosophy
(b) Science
(c) All of these
(d) Language

6. Which French pianist devised the idea of three subtractive primaries?
(a) Sir James Clerk
(b) Louis Ducos Du Hauron
(c) Alexander Graham Bell
(d) Lord Kelvin

7. What combination has words add a soundtrack to a largely complete picture?
(a) Duo-specific
(b) Word-specific
(c) Picture-specific
(d) Parallel

8. What is the most common type of combination where words and pictures go hand in hand to convey an idea that neither could convey alone?
(a) Duo-specific
(b) Inter-dependent
(c) Additive
(d) Parallel

9. The standard ______ color process was introduced to help control color costs and streamline the process.
(a) Five
(b) Three
(c) Nine
(d) Four

10. Which of the following is a use of color in comics?
(a) To create a sensation
(b) To add depth
(c) To express a mood
(d) All of these

11. What aspect of comics has been especially sensitive to changes in technology?
(a) Color
(b) Artists
(c) Length
(d) Contents

12. When readers discover comics for the first time, comics act as as an ___________ between storyteller and audience.
(a) intermediary
(b) interpreter
(c) instigator
(d) barrier

13. What did Eisner call a desperation device?
(a) Word balloon
(b) Sound effects
(c) Aspect-to-aspect
(d) Motion line

14. What is the most widely-used, most complex, and most versatile synaesthetic icon?
(a) Word balloon
(b) Aspect-to-aspect
(c) Sound effects
(d) Motion line

15. Which of the following contributed to the shift in resemblance towards meaning in art?
(a) Expressionism
(b) All of the these
(c) Futurism
(d) Dada

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following activity does not grow out of basic human instincts?

2. Aside from the central figure in an image, where else can emotion be depicted?

3. In what year were the three additive primaries isolated?

4. Which of the following creators is often regarded as a pioneer or revolutionary whose art became the purpose?

5. Each new medium begins by imitating its _______.

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