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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. Which of the following is NOT a way to vary word balloons?
(a) All of the above
(b) Content
(c) Lettering style
(d) Shape

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

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

4. The mixing of words and pictures is more _______ than _______.
(a) mathematics; psychology
(b) psychology; science
(c) mathematics; alchemy
(d) alchemy; science

5. What combination has both words and pictures that send the same message?
(a) Picture-specific
(b) Montage
(c) Word-specific
(d) Duo-specific

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who drew Dick Tracy?

3. Which of the following creators is often regarded as a storyteller who says something through comics and controlling their medium?

4. What kind of combination uses words and pictures on separate courses with no intersection?

5. What did Eisner call a desperation device?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is synaesthetics?

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

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

5. What are the advantages of color in comics?

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

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

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

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

10. How can a word balloon vary?

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