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End Year Examination (#7): Section D

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   It might not seem possible that drawing farm animals could lead to fame and fortune. For Walt Disney, it did. Walt spent much of his childhood on a farm. He had to help feed and care for the animals. He liked to watch them and play with them. He even named the animals. They would come when he called. A hen named Martha would even lay an egg right in his hand.

 

   When Walt was six years old, he wanted to draw a pig named Porky. However, his family was very poor and he did not have any paper to draw on. He dipped a brush into a bucket of tar and drew the pig on the side of the house. He was rebuked by his father for it. After that, he drew on toilet paper. His aunt bought him paper when he found out how well he could draw. By the time he was seven years old, Walt's knack for drawing began to take shape as he started to sell small sketches and drawings to a nearby neighbours.

 

   Walt continued to develop and flourish in his talent for drawing when he grew up. He started to draw animals for animated cartoons. He went further to produce short animated cartoons. The first animated cartoons produced by Walt had characters drawn in black and white. Walt added vibrant colours to the otherwise dull images, creating animated cartoons that thrive with feelings and life. Walt then went on to add music and sound to the cartoons. The first cartoon animals with sound was Steamboat Willie. It starred a talking and singing mouse. This mouse was later named Mickey Mouse. Mickey Mouse went on to become one of the best-loved animal characters ever created.

 

   Walt created many famous cartoon characters throughout his career, but none surpassed the legendary Mickey Mouse. Mickey was created in 1928 but till today, he continues to hold a special place in the heart of everyone.

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The phrase 'fame and fortune' means _________________________.
  1. stardom and luck
  2. popularity and luck
  3. stardom and riches
  4. popularity and poverty

Short Answer

C.


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Walt Disney enjoyed drawing _______________ animals when he was young.
  1. zoo
  2. farm
  3. forest
  4. ocean

Short Answer

B.


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Why was Walt's father angry with him?
  1. Walt drew on toilet paper.

  2. Walt painted tar on the pig.
  3. Walt drew on the side of the house.
  4. Walt wasted his time drawing all day.

Short Answer

C.


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What does the word 'It' in the third paragraph refer to?

  1. Porky
  2. Walt Disney
  3. Mickey Mouse
  4. Steamboat Willie

Short Answer

D.


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Which of the following statements is NOT true?
  1. Walt created Mickey Mouse.
  2. Walt's aunt bought toilet paper for him to draw on.
  3. Walt Disney sold his drawings to his neighbours when he was young.
  4. Walt's cartoons were special because they had colour, music and actions.

Short Answer

B.


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