Flashback: A Brief History of Film Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Flashback: A Brief History of Film Chapters 13-16.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was created in order to satisfy the demands of the Catholic Church (among others) in the 1930s?
(a) Hayes Code.
(b) Decency Council.
(c) Production Code.
(d) MPAA.

2. As studios struggled to find the balance between pragmatism and idealism in the early decades of the Golden Age, which of the following people was not one of the great directors to innovate filmmaking in this period?
(a) John Ford.
(b) Frank Capra.
(c) Max von Manderling.
(d) Ernst Lubitsch.

3. What film helped open up the world to the power of British filmmaking in the 1930s?
(a) "Rebecca."
(b) "The Private Life of Henry VIII."
(c) "The Once and Future King."
(d) "Strangers on a Train."

4. Why did 1950s allow independent filmmakers in America to practice their craft more openly?
(a) Film audiences went to television.
(b) The war forced studios to allow low-budget films to flourish.
(c) Many directors quit the industry after the war.
(d) Underground artists became mainstream.

5. What was the name of the period in England from 1963 to 1970?
(a) Sex Pistol's Penance.
(b) Angry Young Man movement.
(c) Overt Cockney.
(d) Swinging England.

Short Answer Questions

1. Low-budget films that had the look of home movies were not popular in which of the following countries?

2. For what reasons did Japanese films escape censorship from their government in their Golden Age?

3. What technological breakthrough hurt the film industry in America?

4. During the early seventies in America cinema, which of the following was not one of the main themes explored?

5. In the first several decades of the film industry, European films focused on the artists, while American films focused on the _______.

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