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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. Aside from the central figure in an image, where else can emotion be depicted?
(a) Background
(b) Silent caption
(c) Foreground
(d) Gutters

2. In the time after printing was invented, when words and pictures appeared together, how were they combined?
(a) Words and pictures stayed separate.
(b) Pictures always appeared larger.
(c) Words always appeared larger.
(d) Words and pictures co-mingled.

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

4. Which of the following is true, according to historical evidence?
(a) Pictures and spoken word developed simultaneously.
(b) Pictures predate written word.
(c) Written word predate spoken word.
(d) Written word predates pictures.

5. The combination of printed art and literature has traditionally been thought of as a style for which audience?
(a) Children
(b) Adults
(c) Adolescents
(d) Elders

Short Answer Questions

1. The creation of work in any medium will follow a certain path containing how many steps?

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

3. Which blatantly expressionistic artist created The Underground?

4. What combination has both words and pictures that send the same message?

5. Which of the following is a use of color in comics?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why was the four-color process created?

3. How can an artist depict emotion in a comic?

4. What are the advantages of color in comics?

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

6. What happened after the birth of Expressionism?

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

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

9. Describe the process of creating art using the six-step path.

10. In Chapter 7, how does McCloud see, or define, art?

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