90 pages 3 hours read

Scott McCloud

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

Nonfiction | Graphic Novel/Book | Adult | Published in 1993

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1. Which of the following statements would McCloud be most likely to agree with?

A) Comics demand less intellectual work from readers than other forms of literature.

B) Comics are particularly well-suited to communicate to wide audiences.

C) Comics have historically been more appreciated than they are today.

D) Comics are more difficult to create than other forms of literature.

2. Which is the best description of McCloud’s use of humor throughout this text?

A) He uses it sparsely, only for effect.

B) He uses a dark, sarcastic tone.

C) His humor is ironic and self-deprecating.

D) His humor is surreal and absurd.

3. Which of the following examples does McCloud intend to support his contention that an unreasonable prejudice against comics exists?

A) His own initial reaction to comic books

B) Egyptian historical paintings

C) Failed attempts to capture motion in fine art

D) The impact of the printing press on images

4. Which of his larger thematic concerns is supported by McCloud’s discussion of the way comics can communicate philosophical and abstract concepts?

A) Comics have developed over time, just as other forms of literature have.

B) Comics have developed over time, just as other forms of art have.

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