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

2. What did Eisner call a desperation device?
(a) Aspect-to-aspect
(b) Sound effects
(c) Motion line
(d) Word balloon

3. The creation of work in any medium will follow a certain path containing how many steps?
(a) Six
(b) Twelve
(c) Twenty-four
(d) Fifty

4. In what year were the three additive primaries isolated?
(a) 1612
(b) 1776
(c) 1945
(d) 1861

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When readers discover comics for the first time, comics act as as an ___________ between storyteller and audience.

2. Which artist incorporated neurotic quill-lines into his/her work?

3. Which of the following is true, according to historical evidence?

4. Which of the following is not a benefit from non-basic human activities such as art?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is synaesthetics?

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

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

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

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

7. Describe the origin of words.

8. What are the advantages of color in comics?

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

10. Why was the four-color process created?

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