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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 is the most widely-used, most complex, and most versatile synaesthetic icon?
(a) Sound effects
(b) Word balloon
(c) Motion line
(d) Aspect-to-aspect

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

3. Which blatantly expressionistic artist created The Underground?
(a) Charles Schultz
(b) Robert Crumb
(c) Rory Hayes
(d) Carl Bark

4. What combination has pictures that illustrate but don't significantly add to a largely complete text?
(a) Additive
(b) Duo-specific
(c) Picture-specific
(d) Word-specific

5. What is the concept of uniting different art forms associated with different senses?
(a) Phenomenology
(b) Consolidation
(c) Marriage
(d) Synaesthetics

Short Answer Questions

1. Which color is NOT a subtractive primary?

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

3. What is the first step of art creation, the one that contains the work's content, emotions and philosophies?

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

5. Which of the following is NOT a form of self-expression and communication?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What three aspects of art benefit humans from an evolutionary standpoint?

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

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

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

8. How does McCloud feel about color and comics?

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

10. What happened after the birth of Expressionism?

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