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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) respectful/admiring
b) resigned/defeated
c) light-hearted/humorous
d) sarcastic/cynical

2. Cartoonists often use exaggeration to make a point, or for humorous purposes only, as in this cartoon. What two news items did Dana Summers exaggerate to create this cartoon?

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Cartoon by Dana Summers


1. c) light-hearted/humorous

2. The two news stories cartoonist Dana Summers used to create this cartoon:

-The Obama administration’s assertion that Muslims who become ISIS terrorists do so in part because of a lack of job opportunities in their countries.
-A Somali al Qaeda affiliate released a video calling for attacks on malls in Western countries (and singled out one American mall in particular: the Mall of America in Minnesota).