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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay 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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the title of the sequel to "A Harlot's Progress?"

2. What symbol does the author use to demonstrate the universality of cartoon imagery?

3. What transition stays within a scene or idea and requires more closure from the reader in order to find the transition meaningful?

4. Which of the following is true?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Does McCloud think single panels should be considered comic art?

2. Why does the author introduce the Margritte painting, "The Treachery of Images"?

3. Is a single image equivalent to a single instant in time?

4. According to McCloud, everything that people experience in life can be separated into which two realms?

5. Give examples of the three different types of icons.

6. What is a Japanese technique usied in cartooning?

7. Is Scott McCloud the ultimate authority of comics?

8. Is there a difference between an animated movie and comics?

9. Describe the author's first impressions of comics as a child.

10. How do people commit closure in electronic media such as a a film?

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