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Fall 2011 Semester:  EXAM

 1. 

Tweaking is always a part of the drawing process in Illustrator.
 

 2. 

While the Direct Selection tool is no more than a means to an end for selecting and moving objects, the Selection tool is in itself a drawing tool.
 

 3. 

When a layer is set to not print, its name is bolded in the Layers panel.
 

 4. 

When two paths are joined at a corner point, manipulating one path will affect the other.
 

 5. 

____ layers is the process of dragging one layer into another.
a.
Condensing
b.
Merging
c.
Manipulating
d.
Outlining
 
 
Case Based Critical Thinking

Now that his team has been using Illustrator regularly and getting comfortable with the software, Mark is excited to work with them on some of the more interesting features and to share with them some of his special techniques.
 

 6. 

Mark draws a red heart shaped object on the art board. He then creates a gold star that is larger than the heart object and positions the star over the heart. He selects both then applies the Intersect shape mode. What does he now see on the art board?
a.
a red star
c.
a gold star
b.
a gold heart
d.
a red heart
 

 7. 

Mark is talking with his team about clipping masks. Some of the junior designers are having trouble with the concept that there’s more to the masked art than you can see, so Mark tells them that the best analogy for a clipping mask is which of the following?
a.
a hole in a wall
c.
the matting in a picture frame
b.
a white stencil positioned over a pink wall
d.
all of the above
 

 8. 

The Unlock All command is under which menu on the menu bar?
a.
Edit
b.
Select
c.
Window
d.
Object
 

 9. 

A corner point can join which of the following?
a.
two curved segments
b.
one straight and one curved segment
c.
two straight segments
d.
all of the above
 

 10. 

When two overlapping objects are made into a compound path, the backmost object creates a hole in the object in front.
 

 11. 

When text is flowed on a path, which feature of the Character panel allows you to increase or decrease the distance of the text from the path?
a.
baseline shift
b.
vertical scale
c.
the Offset Path command
d.
none of the above
 
 
Case Based Critical Thinking

Mark finds that most of his designers are mostly Photoshop gurus and aren’t fully up to speed with using the Pen tool to draw objects in Illustrator, and because of this, much of their line work and choices for stroking effects are unsatisfactory. He also finds that they are mostly unaware of the basic concepts behind the Live Paint feature and how they relate to standard Illustrator working methods.
 

 12. 

Mark finds that his designers don’t know any of the terms used to describe different components of a path. He tells his designers to compare a path drawn with the Pen tool to a road through the woods. With that analogy, a smooth point would occur at these places in the road:
a.
hills
c.
corners
b.
curves
d.
a & b but not c
 

 13. 

To further explain the concept of the Live Paint feature to his team, Mark uses the same example. He creates two circles in Illustrator with no fill and no stroke, then positions them so that one is overlapping half of the other. He refers to this as “the artwork.” He then tells his team that - using Live Paint - the total number of different fill and stroke colors that could be applied to “the artwork” is:
a.
three different fill colors and two different stroke colors
c.
2 different fill colors and two different stroke colors
b.
three different fill colors and four different stroke colors
d.
1 fill color and 1 stroke color
 

 14. 

To explain the concept of the Live Paint feature to his team, Mark knows he must reinforce the basic rules of painting objects in Illustrator. He creates two circles in Illustrator with no fill and no stroke, then positions them so that one is overlapping half of the other. He refers to this as “the artwork.” He then tells his team that - without using Live Paint - the total number of different fills and stroke colors that could be applied to “the artwork” is:
a.
1 fill color and 1 stroke color
c.
three different fill colors and four different stroke colors
b.
three different fill colors and two different stroke colors
d.
2 different fill colors and two different stroke colors
 

 15. 

Pressing [Ctrl] (Win) or [Command] (Mac) and clicking the Toggles Visibility button toggles the artwork on the layer between Preview and Outline view mode.
 

 16. 

Guides are created only by dragging them from the rulers.
 

 17. 

Views that have been saved are listed where?
a.
at the bottom of the Window menu
b.
at the top of the Window menu
c.
at the bottom of the View menu
d.
at the top of the View menu
 

 18. 

Typographic attributes would include the font, leading and horizontal scale.
 

 19. 

Compound paths can be released and returned to their original component objects.
 

 20. 

Text preferences are listed under what category?
a.
Units & Undo
b.
Type & Grid
c.
Type
d.
Guides & Grid
 

 21. 

If you delete artwork that is on a sublayer, the sublayer is deleted as well.
 

 22. 

When you press [Alt] (Win) or [option] (Mac) while dragging an object, the pointer becomes a(n) ____ pointer.
a.
selection
b.
double-arrow
c.
insertion
d.
context-sensitive
 

 23. 

When is a layer is automatically duplicated?
a.
only when all the objects on the layer are copied
b.
only when it contains one object and that object is copied
c.
a layer is never automatically duplicated
d.
only when all the objects on the layer are copied and the Paste In Front or Paste In Back command is applied
 

 24. 

Which general term does Illustrator use to refer to that which has been applied to an object to affect its appearance?
a.
filter
b.
symbol
c.
attribute
d.
none of the above
 

 25. 

Which of the following letters is an example of an open path?
a.
D
b.
C
c.
O
d.
none of the above
 

 26. 

When you drag the Indicates Selected Art button from one layer to another, the selected artwork moves to the new layer, and the layer moves as well.
 

 27. 

The Pathfinder panel has ten buttons.
 

 28. 

You can turn any object into a guide by clicking which command?
a.
Show Guides
b.
Make Guides
c.
Convert to Outlines
d.
Release Guides
 
 
Case Based Critical Thinking

Mark’s team is working on complex artwork for a 120-page corporate annual. Mark tells his team to be certain that all the artwork that they create is created with layers. His Photoshop gurus are experts at using layers in Photoshop, but Mark is curious to see how they will translate those abilities to working with layers in Illustrator.
 

 29. 

Much of the artwork involves repeating artwork in the same illustration. Mark tells his designers to keep in mind the difference between duplicating layers and copy/pasting artwork, which is that ________.
a.
when you copy/paste art, the art is pasted onto the same layer unless you target a new layer for the paste
c.
both a & b
b.
when you duplicate a layer, all of the artwork on the original layer is duplicated onto the new layer.
 

 30. 

Which of the following four answers is the best choice for describing how to use a clipping mask with layers?
a.
the clipping mask and the objects to be masked must be in the same layer
b.
a <Group> sublayer can be a clipping set, and the top object in the group will function as the mask
c.
the top object in the clipping set becomes the mask
d.
all of the above
 

 31. 

The Eyedropper tool samples only an object's fill color.
 

 32. 

If you make a copy of artwork that is on a sublayer, a new sublayer is automatically created.
 

 33. 

If you drag a layer onto the Create New Sublayer button on the Layers panel, which of the following is true?
a.
the result will be a duplicated sublayer
b.
the result will be a duplicated layer
c.
you cannot drag a layer onto the Create New Sublayer button
d.
none of the above
 

 34. 

The default workspace is called  ____.
a.
[Default]
b.
Basic
c.
Workspace 1
d.
Essentials
 
 
Case Based Critical Thinking

Mark is a well-known illustrator and artist who started his own design firm two years ago. Because Mark’s business is more about illustration than anything else, he is constantly challenging his staff to hone their skills in Adobe Illustrator. He finds that, though many have “played around” with the software, most of his designers are Photoshop gurus who don’t fully appreciate the abilities and the concepts associated with Illustrator.
 

 35. 

Mark’s team is excited to be working on a project that involves many geometric illustrations, but the big challenge is that the artwork demands precise positioning. In many cases, objects must abut precisely, with no gap and no overlap. Mark tells his team that they should rely heavily on which of the following Illustrator features?
a.
smart guides
c.
grouping objects
b.
dragging and dropping
d.
all of the above
 

 36. 

Mark’s team is working on a complex layout for a children’s book that will utilize the same few Ilustrator graphics at various sizes and rotations. Many of them will be positioned as mirror images, and all of them will be positioned precisely, based on a complex grid. Mark knows that this project will challenge his team’s abilities working with _________.
a.
selection tools
c.
transform tools
b.
drawing tools
d.
shape tools
 

 37. 

Mark’s junior designer is working with the shape tools. Mark tells him to make a square, then modify the square so that it is a kite shape. Mark is trying to familiarize his junior designer with ________.
a.
the direct selection tool
c.
the rotate tool
b.
the scale tool
d.
the reflect tool
 

 38. 

One of Mark’s logo designs - created exclusively in Illustrator - was used on the cover of a corporate annual. Now the client has called and asked for the same logo to be used in an outdoor billboard campaign. One of Mark’s designers worries that Mark’s logo is too small to be used on such a large display - that the reduction in quality will be unacceptable. Based on this interaction, Mark realizes that his designer doesn’t understand the concept of ________.
a.
interpolation
c.
pixels
b.
resolution independence
d.
bitmap graphics
 

 39. 

The presence of hidden tools in the Tools panel is indicated by a small black triangle beside a tool icon.
 

 40. 

You cannot export Illustrator layers to Photoshop.
 

 41. 

Once text is flowed into an object, you can no longer manipulate the object as you would have previously.
 

 42. 

An imported Swatches panel is editable.
 

 43. 

The word pixel is short for picture element.
 

 44. 

When multiple objects are made into a compound path, they function as a group; if you click one with the Direct Selection tool, all the objects will be selected.
 
 
Case Based Critical Thinking

Mark’s design team has taken on a number of projects that involve display text and gradients. Mark considers typography to be a fine art, and he thinks that gradients are often a very effective component of good Illustrator design, so he is excited to take this opportunity to put his team through typography and gradient boot camp.
 

 45. 

One of Mark’s designers is having difficulty with tracking and kerning - specifically, when to use tracking and when to use kerning. Mark asks four other designers to provide an analogy for tracking and kerning. He is pleased with all four analogies, but he says that the best of the four analogies is that tracking is to kerning as ________.
a.
hugging is to pinching
c.
book ends are to books
b.
group is to individual
d.
brushing is to flossing
 

 46. 

Mark considers gradients to be an important design component for many types of Illustrator artwork. He tells his team that gradients can be ________.
a.
made of multiple colors
c.
radial or linear
b.
used to fill multiple objects simultaneously
d.
all of the above
 

 47. 

Mark knows that his designers aren’t programmers, but he feels it’s important that a designer has some amount of understanding of how a program works. He asks his team that, working in Illustrator, if they wanted to create a linear gradient but couldn’t use any of the  gradient tools, they could create the gradient with which of the following ________.
a.
stroked lines
c.
both a and b
b.
filled rectangles
 

 48. 

A linear gradient can be positioned from left to right, top to bottom, or on any angle.
 

 49. 

Tweaking refers to what?
a.
making small improvements
b.
converting a path into a guide
c.
adding an anchor point to a path
d.
rotating an object precisely
 

 50. 

When the Preview option is activated, what happens?
a.
a Print Preview of the artboard is shown
b.
all of the objects on the artboard will be in Preview mode
c.
a Print Preview of only the objects on the layer is shown
d.
none of the above
 

 51. 

The Outline Stroke command is useful for making concentric circles.
 

 52. 

The location of a midpoint in a gradient can be changed.
 

 53. 

The default Miter Limit is ____.
a.
8
b.
4
c.
6
d.
2
 

 54. 

When the Outline Stroke command is applied to a stroke path, the width of the closed path that is created is ____.
a.
one-half the stroke weight of the original stroked path
b.
a number that you input in the Outline Stroke Options dialog box
c.
by default, half the height of the original stroked path
d.
the same as the stroke weight of the original stroked path
 

 55. 

When the Pen tool is positioned over an anchor point on a selected path, ____.
a.
the Pen tool becomes the Add Anchor Point tool
b.
the Pen tool becomes the Delete Anchor Point tool
c.
the Pen tool does not change
d.
the Pen tool becomes a selection arrow
 

 56. 

You can duplicate a layer by dragging it onto the Create New Layer button.
 

 57. 

What is the name of the command that allows you to save any view of the artboard?
a.
Edit View
b.
Save View
c.
New View
d.
Fit In Window
 

 58. 

Click a transform tool, press [Alt] (Win) or [option] (Mac), then click the artboard - where you click will be the point of origin for the transformation and the tool's dialog box opens.
 

 59. 

When you place grouped artwork into a layer, a sublayer is automatically created with the name ____.
a.
<Group>
b.
<Default>
c.
<Sublayer>
d.
<Layer>
 

 60. 

Layers must be showing and unlocked in order to be merged.
 

 61. 

You can cut and paste artwork only within its own layer, not from one layer to another.
 

 62. 

Text generated by the Type tool is positioned on a path called what?
a.
type index
b.
baseline
c.
stroke line
d.
text path
 

 63. 

To switch between activating the fill and activating the stroke, you should press which key?
a.
X
b.
+
c.
spacebar
d.
1
 

 64. 

In the Transform panel, all values refer to the bounding box of an object only if the bounding box is visible. If not, the values refer to the object's center point.
 

 65. 

When you click the Show All command, all the hidden objects are selected when they are revealed.
 

 66. 

When you copy text on a path, ____.
a.
you copy the path only; the text must be reentered
b.
you copy both the text and the path
c.
you copy the text only
d.
none of the above
 

 67. 

In the Layer Options dialog box, options are available for ____.
a.
showing
b.
locking
c.
unlocking
d.
all of the above
 

 68. 

Tracing a scanned image in Illustrator is looked down upon by professional designers.
 

 69. 

The Show option displays all the artwork on the artboard that is contained on the layer.
 

 70. 

When an object is turned into a guide, it retains its attributes, such as its fill, stroke, and stroke weight.
 

 71. 

Like a compound path, a compound shape is two or more paths that are combined in such a way the holes appear wherever paths overlap.
 

 72. 

Bitmap graphics are an excellent choice for working with type and typography.
 

 73. 

When you click on a layer in the Layers panel, all of the objects on that layer are selected.
 

 74. 

An inch contains how many points?
a.
6
b.
72
c.
12
d.
24
 

 75. 

Shape modes and pathfinders are a group of preset operations that help you combine paths in a variety of ways.
 

 76. 

When is a layer automatically deleted?
a.
only when all the objects on the layer are deleted
b.
a layer is never automatically deleted
c.
only when it contains one object and that object is deleted
d.
only when all the objects on the layer are deleted using the Delete key
 

 77. 

You can use the Free Transform tool to do which of the following?
a.
perform a non-uniform scale
b.
scale an object from any point of origin
c.
rotate a copy of an object
d.
all of the above
 

 78. 

The Average and Join commands are under which menu?
a.
Select
b.
Edit
c.
View
d.
none of the above
 

 79. 

____ a transform tool to open the tool’s dialog box.
a.
Hover over
b.
Double-click
c.
Right-click
d.
Click
 

 80. 

To apply a fill or a stroke to an object, you must first activate the appropriate button.
 

 81. 

When an object is selected, clicking a second object with the Eyedropper tool applies the second object's fill and stroke attributes to the selected object.
 

 82. 

When you select any two objects and apply the Make Clipping Mask command, the backmost object functions as the mask, and the object in front is masked.
 

 83. 

To add a fill to an open path, Illustrator first must close the path by connecting the open points with a path.
 

 84. 

Clicking the right side of a layer is the easiest way to select all of the objects on the layer.
 

 85. 

When you float your cursor near the endpoint of the gradient control bar, the ____ icon appears.
a.
flip
b.
copy
c.
rotate
d.
scale
 

 86. 

Assembling an illustration with multiple objects will test your fluency with the stacking order commands.
 

 87. 

The Free Transform tool is best for performing quick transformations.
 

 88. 

By default, an object's X coordinate represents its horizontal distance from the bottom right corner of the artboard.
 

 89. 

If you transform an object from its center point, select a second object, then apply the Transform Again command, the second object is transformed from its own center point.
 

 90. 

When you use the Direct Selection tool to select an anchor point connected to a curved segment, you will expose the point's direction lines.
 

 91. 

When two anchor points are aligned on only one axis and they are joined, what happens?
a.
they are united by a path
b.
they are united as one point
c.
they are averaged
d.
none of the above
 

 92. 

An object's position on the artboard is indicated using which of the following?
a.
snap to point
b.
rulers
c.
smart guides
d.
X and Y coordinates
 

 93. 

The Axis panel offers a quick and simple solution for aligning selected objects along the axis you specify.
 

 94. 

A pica is how many points?
a.
72
b.
24
c.
6
d.
12
 

 95. 

Vector graphics consist of anchor points and line segments.
 

 96. 

When you remove an anchor point from a closed path by using the Cut command, which of the following choices best describes what happens?
a.
the paths attached to the point remain intact
b.
the anchor point becomes a selection arrow
c.
the anchor point is pasted to the artboard
d.
the path is broken
 

 97. 

When is a sublayer automatically deleted?
a.
only when the sublayer contains more than one object and all the objects are deleted
b.
when the sublayer contains more than one object and one object is deleted
c.
when the object on the sublayer is deleted
d.
a sublayer is never automatically deleted
 

 98. 

All transformations are executed from a fixed point, referred to as the point of origin.
 

 99. 

The ____ button on the Pathfinder panel creates a single, merged object from the area where two or more objects overlap.
a.
Unite shape mode
b.
Minus Back
c.
Intersect shape mode
d.
Divide pathfinder
 

 100. 

New users should not try to use quick keys in Illustrator CS4; they should wait until they are more experienced with the program.
 



 
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