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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. Flat color can make shapes, figures and backgrounds more ________.
(a) objective
(b) boring
(c) subjective
(d) oppressive

2. What step finishes the first superficial exposure to the work?
(a) Idiom
(b) Structure
(c) Surface
(d) Form

3. Who came up with the first symbols to record certain commodities?
(a) Egyptian accountants
(b) Ancient Greeks
(c) Sumerians in ancient Mesopotamia
(d) Roman rulers

4. What drawing style did Jooste Swarte use to depict cool sophistication and irony?
(a) Polite jagged lines
(b) Crisp elegant lines and jazzy designs
(c) Large gutters and thin uneven lines
(d) Thick black lines

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The order and emphasis of which two steps demonstrates the most dramatic difference?

2. The mixing of words and pictures is more _______ than _______.

3. One property of flat colors is a tendency to emphasize the _____ of animate and inanimate objects

4. Which style of painting was an honest expression of the internal turmoil of artists?

5. What step puts it all together - edits the work for content, arrangement and composition?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does McCloud feel about color and comics?

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

3. In panels rich with images, why would an artist add words?

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

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

6. Describe the origin of words.

7. How can backgrounds indicate invisible ideas such as emotions?

8. How can words and pictures together create a more meaningful message than each individually?

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

10. What is an advantage of combining words and pictures together, as in comics?

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