TExES Tech Apps Quiz: Graphics And Animation!

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TExES Tech Apps Quiz: Graphics And Animation! - Quiz

This quiz covers portions of the exam that pertains to graphical properties and animation concepts. The TExES series is a group of exams conducted by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) and managed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). It is designed to test your understanding of graphics and animation. Let's try it out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following tools would be used to "grab" a color from an image?

    • A.

      Tool A

    • B.

      Tool B

    • C.

      Tool C

    • D.

      Tool E

    • E.

      Tool F

    Correct Answer
    A. Tool A
    Explanation
    Tool A would be used to "grab" a color from an image. This suggests that Tool A has a feature or function that allows users to select or extract a specific color from an image. It could be a color picker tool or a selection tool that enables users to sample a color and use it for various purposes, such as editing or matching colors in design or image editing software.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following bitmap representations shows anti-aliasing?

    • A.

      Graphic A

    • B.

      Graphic B

    • C.

      Graphic C

    Correct Answer
    B. Graphic B
    Explanation
    Remember that ant-aliasing is a way of tricking the eye into seeing curves instead of jagged edges.

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  • 3. 

    A stack of GIF images that are shown in rapid succession are called...

    • A.

      Photostacks

    • B.

      Tweens

    • C.

      Animated GIF files

    • D.

      Flip animation

    Correct Answer
    C. Animated GIF files
    Explanation
    A stack of GIF images that are shown in rapid succession are called animated GIF files. Animated GIF files are a type of image file format that supports multiple frames or images to create the illusion of motion or animation. Each frame is displayed for a specific duration, and when played in sequence, they create a continuous animation effect. The term "animated GIF files" accurately describes the concept of a stack of GIF images shown rapidly to produce animation.

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  • 4. 

    The smallest unit or square that comprises a graphic or an electronic display is called a...

    • A.

      Pica

    • B.

      Pixel

    • C.

      GIF

    • D.

      LED

    Correct Answer
    B. Pixel
    Explanation
    A pixel is the smallest unit or square that makes up a graphic or electronic display. It is a basic building block of digital images and is responsible for displaying colors and forming the overall image on a screen. Each pixel can emit light or display a specific color, and when combined with other pixels, they create the complete image that we see on a display device. Therefore, "pixel" is the correct answer in this case.

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  • 5. 

    To fill a selected area of a graphic, which tool would you use?

    • A.

      Tool A

    • B.

      Tool B

    • C.

      Tool C

    • D.

      Tool D

    • E.

      Tool E

    • F.

      Tool F

    Correct Answer
    A. Tool A
    Explanation
    To fill a selected area of a graphic, Tool A would be the appropriate tool. This tool is specifically designed for filling in areas with color or patterns. It allows the user to select a color or pattern and apply it to the desired area, providing a solid or textured fill. Tool A is commonly used in graphic design software to add depth and visual interest to images or illustrations.

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  • 6. 

    What's the advantage of using layers in a graphic editing application?

    • A.

      This allows you to edit one layer without disturbing the others.

    • B.

      This creates higher resolution.

    • C.

      This makes the file size smaller.

    • D.

      This allows for unlimited color palettes.

    Correct Answer
    A. This allows you to edit one layer without disturbing the others.
    Explanation
    Using layers in a graphic editing application allows for the flexibility of editing one layer without affecting the other layers. This is advantageous because it allows for non-destructive editing, where changes can be made to specific elements or sections of an image without altering the rest of the composition. This feature is particularly useful when working on complex designs or making adjustments to specific parts of an image while keeping the overall composition intact.

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  • 7. 

    When would you use a half-tone color model?

    • A.

      Glossy covers

    • B.

      Airbrushed portraits

    • C.

      Web graphics

    • D.

      Newspaper images

    Correct Answer
    D. Newspaper images
    Explanation
    A half-tone color model is used in newspaper images because it allows for the reproduction of continuous tone images using only a limited number of colors. This is achieved by breaking down the image into a series of dots of varying sizes and spacing, creating the illusion of different shades and tones. Since newspapers typically have limited color capabilities, the half-tone color model is a cost-effective and efficient way to reproduce images with a wide range of tones and details.

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  • 8. 

    To remove a portion of a photo using image editing software, what must you do first, assuming the file is already open in the application?

    • A.

      Sample the color of the portion you want to remove

    • B.

      Select the area to be removed

    • C.

      Select the crop tool

    • D.

      Flatten and index the image

    Correct Answer
    B. Select the area to be removed
    Explanation
    To remove a portion of a photo using image editing software, the first step is to select the area to be removed. This allows the user to define the specific portion of the photo that needs to be deleted or edited. Once the area is selected, the user can then proceed with further editing actions such as cropping, sampling colors, or flattening and indexing the image if necessary.

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  • 9. 

    Why is it advantageous to use thumbnail images?

    • A.

      Copyright-friendly

    • B.

      Faster loading times

    • C.

      Increases clarity

    • D.

      Easy to recognize by users

    Correct Answer
    B. Faster loading times
    Explanation
    Using thumbnail images is advantageous because they have faster loading times. This means that they load quickly on websites or applications, allowing users to view the images without waiting for a long time. This is especially beneficial for users with slower internet connections or limited data plans, as they can still access and view the images efficiently. Additionally, faster loading times contribute to a better user experience by reducing frustration and improving overall website or application performance.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following labeled areas is known as the "stage" in this application?

    • A.

      Area A

    • B.

      Area B

    • C.

      Area C

    • D.

      Area D

    Correct Answer
    B. Area B
    Explanation
    In this application, Area B is known as the "stage" because it is the main area where the action takes place. It is likely where the user interacts with the application and where the content is displayed or manipulated. The other areas (A, C, and D) may serve supporting functions or provide additional information, but they are not the primary focus or center of activity in the application.

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  • 11. 

    To create the effect of a person changing into a tiger, you would need software that can accomplish what effect?

    • A.

      Transformations

    • B.

      Morphing

    • C.

      Motion tweens

    • D.

      Fades

    Correct Answer
    B. Morphing
    Explanation
    To create the effect of a person changing into a tiger, you would need software that can accomplish the effect of morphing. Morphing refers to the smooth transition between two images or objects, allowing for a seamless transformation. This effect would be ideal for creating the illusion of a person transforming into a tiger, as it would enable the gradual change from one form to another. Other options such as transformations, motion tweens, or fades would not provide the same level of smooth and realistic transformation required for this effect.

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  • 12. 

    The point at which the tracks merge into one point here is called the...

    • A.

      Vanishing point

    • B.

      Merging point

    • C.

      Merging threshold

    • D.

      Refraction index point

    Correct Answer
    A. Vanishing point
    Explanation
    The correct answer is vanishing point. In perspective drawing, the vanishing point is the point on the horizon where parallel lines appear to converge. It is used to create the illusion of depth and distance in a two-dimensional image. In this context, the tracks merging into one point suggests that they are receding into the distance, leading to the use of the term "vanishing point".

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following barn pictures takes advantage of using the golden mean/golden ratio? Barn A Barn B Barn C Barn D

    • A.

      Image A

    • B.

      Image B

    • C.

      Image C

    • D.

      Image D

    Correct Answer
    A. Image A
    Explanation
    Remember- the golden mean/golden ratio is what defines the rule of thirds. By placing the focal point of the image at the intersection of the thirds, it makes the image much more interesting.

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  • 14. 

    In animation software, elements are placed on the stage in certain positions at certain points in time. This defines the starting and ending points of a transition. These anchor points are known as:

    • A.

      Anchors

    • B.

      Index points

    • C.

      Triggers

    • D.

      Key frames

    Correct Answer
    D. Key frames
    Explanation
    Key frames are anchor points in animation software that define the starting and ending positions of elements on the stage at certain points in time. They serve as reference points for the animation and help create smooth transitions between different positions or states of the elements. By setting key frames, animators can control the movement, transformation, and appearance of objects in their animations.

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  • 15. 

    The transition of movement or shape between keyframes is called a...

    • A.

      Tween

    • B.

      Fill

    • C.

      Morph

    • D.

      Flux

    • E.

      Progression

    Correct Answer
    A. Tween
    Explanation
    A "tween" refers to the transition of movement or shape between keyframes in animation. It is a term commonly used in computer graphics and animation to describe the process of creating smooth transitions between two keyframes. The term "fill" does not accurately describe this concept. "Morph" is a similar concept but typically refers specifically to shape transformations. "Flux" and "progression" do not accurately describe the transition of movement or shape between keyframes.

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  • 16. 

    When creating a multimedia presentation, the first thing to consider is...

    • A.

      The minimum requirements of the hardware.

    • B.

      The audience for whom it is being created.

    • C.

      The amount of time available.

    • D.

      The potential for copyright violations.

    Correct Answer
    B. The audience for whom it is being created.
    Explanation
    When creating a multimedia presentation, it is important to consider the audience for whom it is being created. This is because the content, style, and tone of the presentation should be tailored to suit the specific needs and preferences of the audience. Understanding the target audience helps in determining the appropriate level of complexity, language, and visuals to use in order to effectively convey the intended message and engage the viewers. By considering the audience, the presentation can be designed in a way that is most relevant and impactful for them.

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  • 17. 

    The elements, or cast members, in animation are sometimes referred to as...

    • A.

      Sprites

    • B.

      Tweens

    • C.

      Players

    • D.

      Actors

    Correct Answer
    A. Sprites
    Explanation
    In animation, the elements or cast members are often referred to as "sprites". Sprites are the individual graphic elements or characters that are used to create the animation. They can be moved, rotated, and scaled to create the illusion of movement. The term "sprites" originated from early video game graphics, where each character or object was represented by a separate graphic entity.

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  • 18. 

    A single frame of animation is referred to as a...

    • A.

      Keyframe

    • B.

      Porthole

    • C.

      GIF

    • D.

      Cel

    Correct Answer
    D. Cel
    Explanation
    In animation, a single frame is referred to as a "cel". A cel is a transparent sheet on which each frame of an animation is drawn or painted. These cels are then layered on top of each other to create the illusion of movement when played in sequence. The term "cel" originates from the early days of animation when frames were drawn on celluloid sheets.

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  • 19. 

    Animation can be previewed with the help of...

    • A.

      Rasterization

    • B.

      Onion skinning

    • C.

      Opacity

    • D.

      Morphing

    Correct Answer
    B. Onion skinning
    Explanation
    Onion skinning is a technique used in animation to preview the movement of objects by overlaying multiple frames on top of each other. This allows animators to see the previous and upcoming frames simultaneously, providing a smooth transition and helping them to ensure the continuity and flow of the animation. By displaying multiple frames at once, onion skinning allows animators to make adjustments and refine their animations more effectively. It is a useful tool in the animation process as it enables animators to preview the animation before finalizing it.

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  • 20. 

    The type of navigation in a multimedia presentation in which the user decides the sequence of the presentation is called...

    • A.

      Storyboarding

    • B.

      Surfing

    • C.

      Linear

    • D.

      Non-linear

    Correct Answer
    D. Non-linear
    Explanation
    Non-linear navigation in a multimedia presentation refers to a type of navigation where the user has the freedom to decide the sequence of the presentation. Unlike linear navigation, where the presentation follows a predetermined order, non-linear navigation allows users to explore the content in any order they prefer. This type of navigation is often used in interactive presentations or websites, giving users more control over their viewing experience and allowing them to access information based on their interests or needs.

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  • 21. 

    The universal sound format that produces optimal sound quality but is compressed to give a small file size is...

    • A.

      .wav

    • B.

      .mp3

    • C.

      .mov

    • D.

      .aiff

    Correct Answer
    B. .mp3
    Explanation
    The correct answer is .mp3. MP3 is a widely used audio format that uses compression algorithms to reduce the file size while maintaining a relatively high sound quality. It achieves this by removing certain frequencies and sounds that are less perceptible to the human ear. This compression allows for smaller file sizes, making it easier to store and transmit audio files over the internet or other mediums.

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  • 22. 

    Which audio file type is a set of instructions to play music rather than a recording of the music?

    • A.

      .mp3

    • B.

      .mp4

    • C.

      .wav

    • D.

      .midi

    • E.

      .wma

    Correct Answer
    D. .midi
    Explanation
    The .midi file type is a set of instructions to play music rather than a recording of the music. MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, which is a protocol that allows electronic musical instruments, computers, and other devices to communicate and control each other. MIDI files contain information such as notes, duration, and instrument settings, which are used to recreate the music when played on a MIDI-compatible device or software. Unlike other audio file types like .mp3, .mp4, .wav, and .wma, which store actual audio recordings, .midi files only contain the instructions to play the music.

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  • 23. 

    An advantage of streaming video is...

    • A.

      It is compressed.

    • B.

      It can be played while it is being downloaded.

    • C.

      It is higher quality.

    • D.

      The downloaded file can be easily played on portable devices.

    Correct Answer
    B. It can be played while it is being downloaded.
    Explanation
    Remember that streaming does not result in a downloaded file. Think of it more like a radio station type of broadcast that is listened to or watched and then is gone.

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  • 24. 

    Digital video files are most often compressed into one format or another. When a computer receives the file, it must be decompressed. The software that does this is called a...

    • A.

      Codec

    • B.

      Media player

    • C.

      Filter

    • D.

      Converter

    Correct Answer
    A. Codec
    Explanation
    Digital video files are typically compressed to reduce their size and make them easier to transmit and store. When a computer receives a compressed video file, it needs to decompress it in order to play it back. The software responsible for decompressing the file is called a codec. Codecs are essential for playing back video files as they decode the compressed data and allow it to be displayed on the screen. Media players, filters, and converters may also be involved in the playback process, but the primary software responsible for decompressing the file is the codec.

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  • 25. 

    The process of laying out your presentation in a sequence of sketches and textual or verbal cues is called...

    • A.

      Etching

    • B.

      Aliasing

    • C.

      Scripting

    • D.

      Outlining

    • E.

      Storyboarding

    Correct Answer
    E. Storyboarding
    Explanation
    Storyboarding is the correct answer because it refers to the process of visually mapping out a presentation or story through a sequence of sketches and textual or verbal cues. It helps in organizing the flow of information, identifying key points, and ensuring a coherent and engaging presentation. Etching and aliasing are not relevant to the given context. Scripting involves writing a script for a presentation, but it does not necessarily involve visual elements. Outlining is a broader term that can refer to various forms of organizing information, while storyboarding specifically focuses on visual representation.

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  • 26. 

    Most multimedia presentations are best assessed by...

    • A.

      Self assessments

    • B.

      Per reviews

    • C.

      Rubrics

    • D.

      Post-tests

    • E.

      Free-response journaling

    Correct Answer
    C. Rubrics
    Explanation
    Rubrics are the best way to assess most multimedia presentations because they provide clear criteria and expectations for evaluating the different components of the presentation. Rubrics allow for a comprehensive assessment of the content, organization, creativity, and technical aspects of the multimedia presentation. They provide a structured and objective way to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of the presentation, making it easier to provide constructive feedback and identify areas for improvement. Additionally, rubrics promote consistency and fairness in the assessment process, ensuring that all presentations are evaluated using the same criteria.

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