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Inquiry Questions

Digital History TOPIC ID 56

Inquiry Problems

1. Define each of the following techniques used in political cartoons to convey a message:

  • analogy
  • caricature
  • exaggeration
  • irony
  • symbolism
2. Analyze and interpret the ideas, symbols, and message of a political cartoon.

  • Identify the issue that the political cartoon addresses
  • Describe the cartoonist's opinion
  • Explain how persuasive you find this cartoon
How could the cartoon have been more effective? 3. Compare and contrast two cartoons on a similar topic in terms of their message and effectiveness.

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