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

2. Who was the comedic French director that rose to prominence in the 1950s?
(a) Vincente Augois.
(b) Luc Besson.
(c) Robert Bresson.
(d) Jacques Tati.

3. Which of the following directors was not one the greats in 1940s Italy?
(a) Roberto Rossellini.
(b) Vittorio de Sica.
(c) Vincent Minnelli.
(d) Cesare Zavattini.

4. When American films began to include sound (particularly dialogue), what sound effect uncomfortably highlighted the violence in most movies?
(a) Cannons.
(b) Screams.
(c) Stabs.
(d) Machine guns.

5. What became the focus of American cinema in the seventies?
(a) Character development.
(b) Plot.
(c) Music as a story-telling device.
(d) Historical accuracy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which decade is considered the beginning of Japan's Golden Age in cinema?

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

3. Which director, during America in the 1940s, became renowned for film adaptations of literature?

4. Which world-class, renowned filmmaker stayed made propaganda films for Hitler?

5. What were the primary goal's of German films after World War II?

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