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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. Comics relay on _____ sense(s) to convey a world of experience.
(a) one
(b) three
(c) six
(d) five

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

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

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

5. What does McCloud name the two bastions of cartoon art?
(a) Underground and erotica comics
(b) Superhero and children's comics
(c) Underground and children's comics
(d) Erotica and drama comics

Short Answer Questions

1. Comic panels break up which of the following?

2. What transition offers no logical relationship between panels?

3. This effect of contrasting characters and backgrounds is used by which of the following?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Is Scott McCloud the ultimate authority of comics?

4. What is the difference between closure of electronic media and closure in comics?

5. How is the Egyptian painting referenced in the book considered a comic?

6. What are different ways to portray motion within panels?

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

8. What is McCloud's notion of the Picture Plane?

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

10. Why is "juxtaposed static images in deliberate sequence" not a thorough definition of comics?

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