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1.  Tone is the attitude a cartoonist takes toward a subject. Which pair of words best describes the tone of this cartoon?
a) indifferent/apathetic
b) solemn/serious
c) elated/ecstatic
d) sarcastic/cynical

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

3. Ask a parent: Do you agree with the cartoonist’s assertion about the Democratic party? Explain your answer.

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

Cartoon by Glenn McCoy


1. d) sarcastic/cynical

2. The donkey symbolizes the Democratic party.

3. Opinion question. Answers vary.