What Is a Comic Strip? - Definition & History


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Doonesbury is an example of what kind of comic strip?

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1. One of the first recurring characters in a comic strip was _____

2. What two superheroes became popular during the 1930s-40s?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet offer a chance to check what you know about comic strips. With this resource, you'll review the popular characters in the history of comic strips and the types of comic strips.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet is designed to check your understanding of the following:

  • Different types of comic strips
  • First recurring characters in a comic strip
  • Two superheroes of the 1930s and 1940s
  • What the King Features Syndicate did

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember who was one of the first recurring characters in a comic strip
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about the comics of the 1930s and 1940s to answer questions about the superheroes that became popular in comics
  • Interpreting information - revisit what you know about King Features Syndicate and check that you correctly interpreted why it was created

Additional Learning

Learn more about this fun topic with the accompanying lesson, What is a Comic Strip? - Definition & History. This lesson offers a more comprehensive look at:

  • The types of media involving comic strips
  • What is special about Wilhelm Busch's Max and Moritz
  • The first color comics released
  • Who created the King Features syndicate and why
  • Comics representing the times
  • What the Comics Code Authority was and what it did
  • How comics evolved with time
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