Comics And Cartoons

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Comics Quizzes & Trivia

I'm forever cursed with calling comics cartoons and vice versa. Mickey Mouse is particularly confusing for me: a cartoon character in a comic book. Luckily, Te Ara has launched entries on both of these great subjects at the same time so my confusion is likely to be less obvious.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Originally promoted through movies, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck increased in popularity in New Zealand in the 1960s. Why? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck comic books were able to be imported

    • B. 

      A Mickey Mouse short film was played before every movie screened in a theatre

    • C. 

      Television was introduced to New Zealand

  • 2. 
    American cartoon studio Hanna-Barbera created a piece of animated election advertising for the National Party in 1975. What did it feature? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Dancing Cossacks

    • B. 

      Marching workers

    • C. 

      Walking hammers

  • 3. 
    Which comic book superhero met Rob Muldoon on the steps of Parliament in 1978? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Robin Hood

    • B. 

      Spider-Man

    • C. 

      Wonder Woman

  • 4. 
    Which superhero doesn't wear their underpants on the outside of their clothes? Find the answer in Te Ara (Also worth checking out this great clue at NZ on Screen).
    • A. 

      Superman

    • B. 

      Terry Teo

    • C. 

      The Phantom

  • 5. 
    Another Kiwi superhero of sorts is Bogor, a cartoon drawn by Burton Silver. What was Bogor's profession? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      A woodsman

    • B. 

      A ranger

    • C. 

      A hunter

  • 6. 
    Footrot Flats is a great Kiwi cartoon about farming life in New Zealand. What was the name of the cat in Footrot Flats? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Dog

    • B. 

      Horse

    • C. 

      Cat

  • 7. 
    Cartoons have long been used to express public opinion. Alistair Nisbet's cartoon about real estate agents has an agent saying, ‘You mean this quaint, rustic, air-cooled, free-flowing, compact bachelor pad?’ to describe what? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      A greenhouse

    • B. 

      A shed

    • C. 

      An outhouse

  • 8. 
    Which of these cartoonists does not specialise in political cartoons? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Kim Casali

    • B. 

      Tom Scott

    • C. 

      Gordon Minhinnick

  • 9. 
    Cartoons have also been used often in public awareness campaigns. In the 1980s, posters featuring a cartoon penis were designed to do what? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Make people smile

    • B. 

      Promote self-checking for testicular cancer

    • C. 

      Prevent sexually transmitted diseases

  • 10. 
    Cartoons also have been used for advertising. The Four Square brand used a cartoon of a friendly grocer to advertise their grocery chain. Which artist celebrated this in an artwork featuring the Four Square man? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Dick Frizzell

    • B. 

      Otis Frizzell

    • C. 

      Billy Apple