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. 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) Max von Manderling.
(b) Frank Capra.
(c) Ernst Lubitsch.
(d) John Ford.

2. Which director, during America in the 1940s, became renowned for film adaptations of literature?
(a) Orson Welles.
(b) Preston Sturges.
(c) John Huston.
(d) Billy Wilder.

3. The Kinetoscope was developed by Thomas Edison and _______ _______.
(a) Eadward Muybridge.
(b) William Dickson.
(c) Norman Raff.
(d) Jean Louis Meissonier.

4. Which artist pushed the boundaries on sex and violence on film?
(a) Fritz Lang.
(b) Frida Kahlo.
(c) F.W. Murnau.
(d) Salvador Dali.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the formation of the Patent Company force theaters showing their films to do?

2. What percentage of the American film industry's gross profits came from Great Britain in the early years of the industry?

3. Which of the following words can be used to describe the films that were produced during the early years of the Golden Age?

4. What studio did William Fox and Carl Laemmle eventually form?

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

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