Political Satire: Definition & Examples


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Who is considered the pioneer of American political satire?

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1. What political cartoonist popularized the elephant and donkey as the American political party mascots?

2. Political cartoons combine which two elements to create a humorous effect?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet, which are both accessible any time, help test your understanding of political satire. The meaning of this word and examples of it are some of the topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of this assessment is to check your knowledge of:

  • Person responsible for popularizing the elephant and donkey as political mascots
  • The pioneer of American political satire
  • An example of a political satire
  • Technological advancement that contributed to a growing audience for political cartoons

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the two elements that create a humorous effect in political cartoons
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on political satire
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about important figures in the political satire realm

Additional Learning

Be sure to go through the lesson called Political Satire: Definition & Examples to learn more about this form of humor. Some objectives you can cover include:

  • Review the history of political satire
  • Define political satire
  • Identify the components of political satire
  • Examine the 'Join or Die' cartoon and its significance