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

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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. When Britain began to focus on literary and theatrical stage adaptations for their film industry in the years surrounding World War II, what renowned actor became particularly lauded for his work in this area?
(a) Laurence Olivier.
(b) Orson Welles.
(c) Peter Sellers.
(d) Alfred Hitchcock.

2. What was one reason comedy shorts became so popular in the 1920s?
(a) The stories were presented in serial format.
(b) The audiences did not need to follow a plot.
(c) The actors all had scandalous lives.
(d) The tabloid era had begun.

3. Which of the following was not one of the main focuses of American cinema in the 1980s?
(a) Nationalism.
(b) Militarism.
(c) Money.
(d) Government corruption.

4. Which world-class, renowned filmmaker stayed made propaganda films for Hitler?
(a) F.W. Murnau.
(b) Max Ophuls.
(c) Leni Reifenstahl.
(d) Fritz Lang.

5. During the Golden Age, what part of the film was frequently lost in favor of the star performer's special skills?
(a) Story.
(b) Music.
(c) Lighting.
(d) Cinematographer.

Short Answer Questions

1. What genre of film became particularly popular in the early seventies?

2. Which of the following was not one of the experiments conducted by film studios in the 1950s in order to change the size of their screens?

3. Through what did Jean Louis Meissonier project Muybridge's work?

4. What was created in order to satisfy the demands of the Catholic Church (among others) in the 1930s?

5. What film helped open up the world to the power of British filmmaking in the 1930s?

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