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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What group was formed in 1908 with the intention to further develop the Kinetoscope technology?
(a) Screen Actors Guild.
(b) The Film D'Art.
(c) Actor's Equity.
(d) American Federation of Television and Radio Actors.

3. For what reason did many great artists leave Europe for America in the 1930s?
(a) Political exiling.
(b) Low production values.
(c) The studios lured them to America.
(d) Nazi persecution.

4. What was one of the biggest threats to the film industry in the 1930s?
(a) Salaries.
(b) Filming on location.
(c) The war.
(d) Censorship.

5. Which of the following was not one of the Little Three in the Golden Age of the Studio?
(a) Universal.
(b) RKO.
(c) Columbia.
(d) United Artists.

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

7. In what genre did RKO specialize during the Golden Age?
(a) Action.
(b) Comedies.
(c) Thrillers.
(d) Musicals.

8. Through what did Jean Louis Meissonier project Muybridge's work?
(a) Rotoscope.
(b) Rear projector.
(c) Glass lantern.
(d) Zoetrope.

9. What percentage of the American film industry's gross profits came from Great Britain in the early years of the industry?
(a) 40.
(b) 20.
(c) 35.
(d) 15.

10. During the early days of World War II, why did Britain have trouble maintaining their film industry?
(a) Immigration.
(b) Funding.
(c) Bomb threats.
(d) Denouncement of British films from Hitler.

11. In the first several decades of the film industry, European films focused on the artists, while American films focused on the _______.
(a) Political statements.
(b) Entertainment.
(c) Sociological value.
(d) Story.

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

13. Which of the following words can be used to describe the films that were produced during the early years of the Golden Age?
(a) Socially aware.
(b) Formulaic.
(c) Experimental.
(d) Expressive.

14. What was Harold Lloyd's trademark?
(a) Dance.
(b) Hat.
(c) Glasses.
(d) Laugh.

15. What did the formation of the Patent Company force theaters showing their films to do?
(a) Pay taxes to the company.
(b) Credit all films to the Patent Company.
(c) Allow people to steal the original reels.
(d) Force women to sit in the shadows.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year did Edison help to open a Kinetoscope parlor?

2. Who helped Edison open a Kinetoscope parlor?

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. In what era did early film begin to primarily grow?

5. Why did the War Department in America ban some of the political movies made during World War II?

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