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Understanding Comics: Chapter 1

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Understanding Comics: Chapter 1

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  • 1. 
    Sequential Art is an all encompassing term that defines comics but does not prohibit genres, method, or the tools used to create comics.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    What master comics artist coined the term: Sequential Art?
    • A. 

      Garry Trudeau

    • B. 

      Matt Groening

    • C. 

      Will Eisner

    • D. 

      Scott McCloud

  • 3. 
    What is the hero's name from the Pre-Columbian Picture Manuscript "Discovered" by Cortés?
    • A. 

      10-Dog "Eagle Copal Burning

    • B. 

      6-House "Row Of Flint Knives"

    • C. 

      4-Wind "Serpent Of Fire"

    • D. 

      8-Deer "Tiger's-Claw"

  • 4. 
      Single panels cartoons are one of the original forms of modern-day comics (Sequential Art): TRUE or FALSE?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    "The artform--the medium--known as comics is a vessel which can hold any number of ideas and images." Which of the following are needed in the comic medium? 
    • A. 

      Writers and Artist

    • B. 

      Trends and Genres

    • C. 

      Subject Matter and Themes

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Most books about comics began shortly before the turn of the last century.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    McCloud writes about the "Thirty-Two Century" old sequential painting found in the Egyptian scribe Menna's tomb. According to the painting, as Menna watches, farmers late in paying their taxes are ___________.
    • A. 

      Giving one chance to pray for mercy and then killed in the name of Amen Ra.

    • B. 

      Made to pay double the original taxes.

    • C. 

      Made to sacrifice an ox in the name of Osiris.

    • D. 

      Burned by the x-ray vision possessed by men like Menna.

    • E. 

      Beaten for their tardiness.

  • 8. 
    The Bayeux Tapestry is strikingly similar to Comics?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    At first glance, Egyptian Hieroglyphics would seem to fit our definition of Comics perfectly but...
    • A. 

      Hieroglyphics' real descendent is Jazz music and not Comics.

    • B. 

      Hieroglyphics' real descendent is the written word and not Comics.

    • C. 

      Hieroglyphics' real descendent is military strategy and not Comics.

    • D. 

      Hieroglyphics' real descendent is anthropomorphism and not Comics.

  • 10. 
    The invention of the printing press is the one event which looms as large in comics history as it does in the history of the written word.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The print below depicts....
    • A. 

      The Tortures of Saint Erasmus

    • B. 

      The Tortures of Saint Tropez

    • C. 

      The Tortures of Saint Paul John

    • D. 

      The Tortures of Saint Bernard

  • 12. 
    The sophistication of the picture-story did grow, however, reaching great heights in the nimble hands of William Hogarth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The father of modern comic in many ways is...
    • A. 

      Saint Erasmus

    • B. 

      William Hogarth

    • C. 

      Rodolphe Töpffer

    • D. 

      Charles M. Schulz

  • 14. 
    Woodcut Artist Lynd Ward's silent "Woodcut Novels" are powerful modern fables now praised by Comic artist but seldom recognized as comics.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Scott McCloud considers this single panel like the one below comics.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Most Art teachers consider Max Ernst's "Collage Novel,"A Week Of Kindness a comics masterpiece.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    [Check the correct box(es)] "For much of the century the word "comics" has had a negative connotations that many of  comics' most devoted practitioners have preferred to be known as"...
    • A. 

      Illustrators

    • B. 

      Commercial Artists

    • C. 

      Motion Art Scientists

    • D. 

      Graphic Editors

    • E. 

      Tommy John Surgeons

    • F. 

      Cartoonists

  • 18. 
    Fill in the blank: When I (Scott McCloud) was in the _______, a friend of mine (who was a lot smarter than I was) convinced me to give comics another look and lent me his collection. 
    • A. 

      12th Grade

    • B. 

      Grad School

    • C. 

      8th Grade

    • D. 

      9th Grade

  • 19. 
      [Check the correct box(es)]  At one time _________ recieved the same criticism and skeptism Comics receive.
    • A. 

      Music

    • B. 

      Written Word

    • C. 

      Theatre

    • D. 

      Visual Art

    • E. 

      Film

    • F. 

      Video

  • 20. 
    If we don't exclude photography from our definition, then half of America has been in comics at one time or another.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False