Short Essay Questions
The 60 short essay questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the text. Students must describe what they've read, rather than just recall it.
Short Essay Question - Flashback: A Brief History of Film Chapters 1-4
1. How did the governor of California's commission for horse photography develop into Meissonier's project in creating the illusion of moving pictures?
2. How did the Film D'Art come to be?
3. Aside from the Kinetoscope, what were some early advances in technology that led to the creation of the moving picture?
4. Who was David Wark Griffith?
5. What led to the mass migration of film production from New York and New Jersey to California?
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