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

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

2. 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) The visuals were too realistic.
(c) The filmmakers inadvertently gave away state secrets.
(d) Films from the War Department had been leaked to Hollywood.

3. In what year did the Production Code become obsolete?
(a) 1969.
(b) 1966.
(c) 1968.
(d) 1967.

4. What fear arose about an audience's viewing experience as films grew longer?
(a) They would demand their money back.
(b) It would be harder to follow the plot.
(c) They would dislike the actors.
(d) They would start getting bored.

5. Which of the following comedians was not one of the silent film stars from the 1920s?
(a) Harold Lloyd.
(b) Charlie Chaplin.
(c) Lou Costello.
(d) Buster Keaton.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were the only restrictions placed on directors in the 1920s?

2. In 1947, what did the House of Un-American Activities Committee began to investigate?

3. What sort of documentaries dominated the filmmaking business in America in the 1940s?

4. Why did 1950s allow independent filmmakers in America to practice their craft more openly?

5. What was Harold Lloyd's trademark?

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