Flashback: A Brief History of Film Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Flashback: A Brief History of Film Chapters 5-8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Hitler came to power, what did Europe lose in their film industry?
(a) Funding.
(b) Jewish artists.
(c) Freedom of speech.
(d) Freedom of movement to find new locations.

2. Filmmaker Jean Renoir was the son of what influential artist?
(a) Pierre Auguste Renoir.
(b) Jean Renoir I.
(c) Vincente Renoir.
(d) Marcel LeFever Renoir.

3. During the Golden Age, what now-famous aspects of films came from artists such as Busby Berkeley and Fred Astaire?
(a) Advanced lighting techniques.
(b) Dance numbers.
(c) Comedy duos.
(d) Sexual innuendo.

4. Why did the War Department in America ban some of the political movies made during World War II?
(a) The government wanted to keep Americans ignorant of the war overseas.
(b) Films from the War Department had been leaked to Hollywood.
(c) The filmmakers inadvertently gave away state secrets.
(d) The visuals were too realistic.

5. In England in the 1930s, what sociologist announced that films could be a powerful tool for social reform?
(a) Alexander Korda.
(b) John Grierson.
(c) Alfred Hitchcock.
(d) Orson Welles.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Which company became renowned for their animation in the early years of World War II?

3. Which of the following was not one of the main focuses of the film-making committees in the Golden Age of the Studio?

4. Which of the following was not one of the Little Three in the Golden Age of the Studio?

5. Which director became renowned for his use of long takes to evoke a darker mood?

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