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

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

3. For what did the American film-going public demand in regards to the subjects of films in the 1980s?
(a) The lives of the rich.
(b) The lives of the very poor.
(c) The lives of foreign nationals.
(d) The lives of the young.

4. Who was the top female filmmaker in Italy from the seventies?
(a) Diane Kurys.
(b) Valeria Patroni.
(c) Lena Wertmuller.
(d) Lucia de Talita.

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

6. During Japan's Golden Age in cinema, what country, previously considered a strong force in cinema, began to decline?
(a) United States.
(b) Britain.
(c) Sweden.
(d) France.

7. What British comedy troupe had a cinematic bright spot for their country's struggling film industry?
(a) Kids in the Hall.
(b) Monty Python's Flying Circus.
(c) Are You Being Served?
(d) Absolutely Fabulous.

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

9. Which decade is considered the beginning of Japan's Golden Age in cinema?
(a) The forties.
(b) The fifties.
(c) The seventies.
(d) The sixites.

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

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

12. What is the other term for the Angry Young Man movement?
(a) Chekhovian absurdity.
(b) Uprising Cockney.
(c) Kitchen Sink realism.
(d) Pinter Pause realism.

13. What political event helped shape American cinema in the 1970s?
(a) Kennedy assassination.
(b) Watergate.
(c) Ollie North's resignation.
(d) The fall of the Berlin Wall.

14. Which continent dominated the international film market in the sixties?
(a) Asia.
(b) North America.
(c) Europe.
(d) South America.

15. As the studio system rose again in the 1980s, what area suffered?
(a) Theatre.
(b) Independent films.
(c) Foreign films.
(d) Musicals.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following directors was not one the greats in 1940s Italy?

2. In France's New Wave, filmmakers experimented with mixing _____.

3. What was significant about cinema in education in the 1970s?

4. What country nearly wiped out the French film industry after World War II?

5. During the World War II, what types of films did the governments in Europe support?

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