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1. Tone is the attitude a cartoonist takes towards a subject. Which pair of words best describes the tone of this cartoon?
a) indifferent/apathetic
b) light-hearted/humorous
c) resigned/defeated
d) sarcastic/cynical

2. Cartoonist Henry Payne illustrates the hypocrisy of Hollywood: those who support marches against gun violence are the same people who support, write, direct, star in and produce violent movies that bring in 100s of millions of dollars.  (You don’t see anyone in Hollywood denouncing their peers for creating and promoting violent movies.)

What is your view? How would you describe Hollywood personalities? Explain your answer.
a) self-righteous and hypocritical
b) selfless and earnest
c) absurd and ridiculous
d) __________ and __________ (write your own descriptive adjectives)

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

Cartoon by Henry Payne


1. d) sarcastic/cynical

2. Opinion question. Answers vary.