Comics THORsday: Test Yourself

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Welcome to comics THORsday! Today we’re taking a test. How much do you remember about what we’ve been talking about comics? If you want, you can check out the introduction to comics in this blog, and then, jump to the test. You will find 10 questions about comics. When the answer is correct, it will appear in green. When it’s wrong, it will appear in red. In any case, once you’ve chosen your answer, whether correct or incorrect, you’ll be able to read what was the correct answer. Let’s do it!

1. What is a comic?
Comic books are volumes of juxtaposed images ordered in a sequence with a certain narrative. Comic volumes are fixed by sheets of bounded paper. You cannot find them digitally .
Comic books are volumes of juxtaposed images ordered in a sequence with a certain narrative. Comic volumes are fixed by sheets of bounded paper. However, you can find them digitally as well.
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Comic books are volumes of juxtaposed images ordered in a sequence with a certain narrative. Comic volumes are fixed by sheets of bounded paper. However, you can find them digitally as well.
2. What is a graphic novel?
A graphic novel is a volume of juxtaposed images without any order with a certain narrative. Graphic novels are typically longer than comic books, and are regarded in a higher manner than comic books are. While comic books can have several issues, graphic novels are usually self contained.
A graphic novel is a volume of juxtaposed images ordered in a sequence with a certain narrative. Graphic novels are typically longer than comic books, and are regarded in a higher manner than comic books are. While graphic novels can have several issues, comi books are usually self contained.
A graphic novel is a volume of juxtaposed images ordered in a sequence with a certain narrative. Graphic novels are typically longer than comic books, and are regarded in a higher manner than comic books are. While comic books can have several issues, graphic novels are usually self contained.
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A graphic novel is a volume of juxtaposed images ordered in a sequence with a certain narrative. Graphic novels are typically longer than comic books, and are regarded in a higher manner than comic books are. While comic books can have several issues, graphic novels are usually self contained.
3. What are comic strips?
Comic strips are usually unbidden and come within other mediums like newspapers and magazines. However, you can find volumes with comic strips as well.
Comic strips are usually unbidden and come within other mediums like newspapers and magazines. You cannot find volumes with comic strips as well.
Comic strips are usually unbidden and come within other mediums like newspapers and magazines.
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Comic strips are usually unbidden and come within other mediums like newspapers and magazines. However, you can find volumes with comic strips as well.
4. What is a panel?
Panels or frame boxes are drawn squares that contain a whole page, outlined with borders or without borders. The shape of the panel can be different, but not the size. Panels are used to encapsulate (trap) events within the narrative.
Panels or frame boxes are segments of action contained in a section of the page, outlined with borders or without borders. The shape of the panel can be different, and the size as well. Panels are used to encapsulate (trap) events within the narrative.
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Panels or frame boxes are segments of action contained in a section of the page, outlined with borders or without borders. The shape of the panel can be different, and the size as well. Panels are used to encapsulate (trap) events within the narrative.
5. What is the gutter?
The gutter is the space between planels.
The gutter is a row of two planels.
The gutter is a column of two planels.
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The gutter is the space between planels.
6. What is a speech balloon?
Speech balloons are the bubbles that contain the characters’ and narrator's dialog and thoughts.
Speech balloons are the squares that contain the narrator’s dialog and thoughts.
Speech balloons are the bubbles that contain the characters’ dialog and thoughts.
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Speech balloons are the bubbles that contain the characters’ dialog and thoughts.
7. What is a pointer or tail?
The tails or pointers are lines or indicators that point out at the narrator and that come out from the speech balloons.
The tails or pointers are lines or indicators that point out at the speaker and that come out from the speech balloons.
The tails or pointers are lines or indicators that point out at the speaker and narrator, and that come out from the speech balloons.
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The tails or pointers are lines or indicators that point out at the speaker and that come out from the speech balloons.
8. What is a caption?
Captions are the main character's voice, but they are also used for narrative purposes, or even thoughts or dialogue sometimes.
Captions are the characters' voice, but they are also used for narrative purposes, or even thoughts or dialogue sometimes.
Captions are the narrator’s voice, but they are also used for narrative purposes, or even thoughts or dialogue sometimes.
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Captions are the narrator’s voice, but they are also used for narrative purposes, or even thoughts or dialogue sometimes.
9. What is a splash?
A splash is a full-page illustration which introduces the story. It can be a full page, half a page, and sometimes even two pages.
A splash is a two-page illustration which introduces the story. It can be in color or black an white, and never contains balloons.
A splash is a full-page illustration which introduces the story. It can be a full page, half a page, and never has two pages.
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A splash is a full-page illustration which introduces the story. It can be a full page, half a page, and sometimes even two pages.
10. What is a spread?
A spread is an image that can be found in more one page (usually half a page).
A spread is an image that can be found in more than a page (usually two pages).
A spread is an image that can be found in more than a page (but usually only one).
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A spread is an image that can be found in more than a page (usually two pages). Sometimes you can find bigger ones which need a gatefold to contain them.
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