What are Political Cartoons? - History & Analysis


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What is the purpose of a political cartoon?

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1. Which of the following political cartoons used irony effectively.

2. Which of the following political cartoons used a powerful symbol to represent a much bigger idea?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cartoons are a ubiquitous source of humor in the political realm that the quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you discover. Learn about a history of such cartoons and the effect that they can have on the culture of a nation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These items will test you on:

  • Symbolism in cartoons
  • The evolution of political cartoons
  • Cartoons that use irony effectively
  • Examples of famous cartoons
  • The purpose of political cartoons

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will measure your skills of:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding actual, famous cartoons
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related humanities lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the history of political cartoons

Additional Learning

Be sure that you have learned all of the important information by reviewing the lesson What are Political Cartoons? - History & Analysis. These objectives will be covered throughout the lesson:

  • Understand the use of irony
  • Discover the symbolism contained in some cartoons
  • Know how to analyze political cartoons
  • Recognize the purpose served by these cartoons
  • Learn the evolution that political cartoons have gone through
  • Identify examples of political cartoons