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1. Which comic device does the cartoonist use to make his point? Explain your answer.
a) exaggeration
b) pun
c) parody
d) irony

2. Which statement best describes the cartoonists view of the federal government?
a) government regulations are necessary because many people don’t have good parenting skills
b) there is too little government regulation where it is needed
c) the government thinks Americans are stupid
d) the government is too intrusive

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

Cartoon by Glenn McCoy


1. a) exaggeration – McCoy is exaggerating the extent of child safety regulations imposed by the government

2. d) the government is too intrusive