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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following men was not one of the major producers in the 1950s American film industry?
(a) Fred Zinnemann.
(b) Billy Wilder.
(c) Alfred Hitchcock.
(d) Elia Kazan.

2. In Eastern Europe in the seventies, what topic was generally avoided in their cinema?
(a) Violence.
(b) Politics.
(c) Sexuality.
(d) Historical accuracy.

3. What was significant about the marketing tactics of the American film studios in the eighties?
(a) Stars were marketed aggressively.
(b) Trailer editing rose as an art form.
(c) Patriotism was emphasized.
(d) Youth was repeatedly pushed aside.

4. What was significant about cinema in education in the 1970s?
(a) Universities opened up their own production companies for the students.
(b) Universities began offering film courses.
(c) Universities were mined for potential talent.
(d) Films were used as a teaching aid.

5. What was the focus of Russian documentaries after World War II, as ordered by Stalin?
(a) Sweeping epics.
(b) Historical dramas.
(c) Entertainment.
(d) Russian nationalism.

6. What was the name of the cultural movement in Czechoslavakia during the sixties?
(a) Kafka's Moment.
(b) Neo-Classical Revenge.
(c) Long-Haired Freaks.
(d) Prague Spring.

7. Which of the following was not one of the major national movements in America during the 1970s?
(a) Populism.
(b) Feminism.
(c) Nationalism.
(d) Marxism.

8. Who revolutionized the way films were shot on-location through such "studios on wheels" such as the Cinemobile Mark IV?
(a) Alfred Hitchcock.
(b) Fouad Said.
(c) David Lynch.
(d) Ingmar Bergman.

9. What was France's main big screen hit in the 1970s?
(a) "Madame Bovary."
(b) "Les Liaisons Dangerouse."
(c) "La Cage aux Folles."
(d) "No Exit."

10. Who replaced Czechoslovakia's government, obliterating their film industry?
(a) Soviet Union.
(b) Germany.
(c) United States.
(d) Northern Africa.

11. Who was the comedic French director that rose to prominence in the 1950s?
(a) Vincente Augois.
(b) Luc Besson.
(c) Jacques Tati.
(d) Robert Bresson.

12. During the social revolution of the sixties in America, how did Hollywood compensate for their budget cuts?
(a) Salaries of the technical designers were cut.
(b) Lower budget movies were promoted in the biggest studios.
(c) They invested heavily in Wall Street.
(d) They cut back on the amount of films made.

13. What was the focus of Italy's films in the years around World War II?
(a) Expressionism.
(b) Neo-realism.
(c) Epics.
(d) Theatrical adaptations.

14. 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?
(a) CinemaScope.
(b) Cinerama.
(c) Rotoscope.
(d) 3D.

15. Which of the following was not one of the most popular genres to emerge from Japan's film industry?
(a) Samurai films.
(b) Animation.
(c) Science fiction.
(d) Historical romance.

Short Answer Questions

1. What became the new standard screen ratio for films in the 1950s?

2. Which of of the following was not one of the associate companies of the commercial conglomerates that helped keep the American film industry from floundering in the sixties?

3. What political event helped shape American cinema in the 1970s?

4. At the end of the 1950s, how many homes in America had a television set?

5. What was Italian director Luchino Visconti's title in his home country?

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