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1. Editorial cartoonists often use symbols to represent a person, group or idea. What does the donkey symbolize?

2. Tone is the attitude a cartoonist takes towards a subject. Which pair of words best describes the tone of this cartoon?
a) light-hearted/humorous
b) sympathetic/compassionate
c) exasperated/irritated
d) resigned/defeated

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.

Cartoon by Lisa Benson


1. The donkey symbolizes the Democratic party in Congress.

2. The tone is: a) light-hearted/humorous