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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which color is NOT a subtractive primary?
2. What is the core of a work of art?
3. Which of the following is NOT listed as a flat-color master?
4. Comics printing was superior on which continent?
5. Who came up with the first symbols to record certain commodities?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happened to comics after the invention of printing?
2. Describe the origin of words.
3. Describe the typical artist who starts with an idea/purpose and then creates art.
4. How does McCloud feel about color and comics?
5. How can words and pictures together create a more meaningful message than each individually?
6. What problem results from people believing that comics is a new form of media?
7. Does the six-step path need to be completed in a specific order?
8. Describe the difference between the additive primaries and the subtractive primaries.
9. How can an artist depict emotion in a comic?
10. What three aspects of art benefit humans from an evolutionary standpoint?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Paul Klee, a painter, teacher and cartoonist noted that, "Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible." What does he mean by this. Is he right? Present your case.
Essay Topic 2
In your own words, answer Scott McCloud's question, "Why should we try so hard to understand comics?"
Essay Topic 3
McCloud argues children are fascinated by the simplicity and universal identification of cartoons and that these characteristics allow the viewer to step inside the cartoon universe. Do you agree that by simplifying the drawing style, one allows the viewer to see the message more clearly? Explain your perspective using examples.
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