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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. What step determines whether the art will be a book, a sculpture or a song?
(a) Structure
(b) Form
(c) Idea/Purpose
(d) Surface

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

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

4. 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) Additive
(c) Parallel
(d) Inter-dependent

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What combination has pictures that illustrate but don't significantly add to a largely complete text?

2. Which of the following is NOT an example of possible primitive art?

3. Words and pictures have historically been thought of as base or simplistic. As a result of this mindset, current works of words and pictures have been base and simplistic. This is an example of what psychological phenomenon?

4. The masters of flat-color comics are also masters of what?

5. Whose artwork incorporated mad lines to create crazy toddler?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the advantages of color in comics?

2. What was one result of the color printing used for superheroes?

3. What problem results from people believing that comics is a new form of media?

4. How can a word balloon vary?

5. Why do people think words and pictures together is more simplistic than either art individually?

6. Describe the typical artist who starts with an idea/purpose and then creates art.

7. What happened to comics after the invention of printing?

8. Describe the difference between the additive primaries and the subtractive primaries.

9. Does the six-step path need to be completed in a specific order?

10. What are the disadvantages of color in comics?

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