Flashback: A Brief History of Film Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What genre of film became particularly popular in the early seventies?
(a) Blaxploitation.
(b) Screwball comedy.
(c) Horror.
(d) Grindhouse.

2. What technological advance helped revolutionize cinema and the film-going experience?
(a) 3D.
(b) Videocassettes.
(c) IMax.
(d) Surround sound.

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

4. What movement is credited with the influx of women in positions of power in the film industry?
(a) Anti-censorship lobbying.
(b) Immigration rights.
(c) Civil rights.
(d) Feminism.

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

6. What was the name of France's sudden revitalization in their film industry in the 1950s?
(a) Cinema Noir.
(b) New Wave.
(c) Film du Prince.
(d) Golden Era.

7. What style of acting became popular in films in the 1950s?
(a) Chekhovian.
(b) Meisner.
(c) Method.
(d) Brechtian.

8. What was significant about the economy in American films during the early to mid-eighties?
(a) Heavy financial losses.
(b) Massive financial gains.
(c) Foreign investors took an interest and guaranteed massive kick-backs.
(d) Several loans were received from the government.

9. For what reasons did filmmakers simplify camera work in the 1980s?
(a) Eastern European cinematographers influenced American filmmakers.
(b) They lost their technical budgets.
(c) They were shooting a film that would translate well onto televisions.
(d) Several movie theaters shut down.

10. 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) Rotoscope.
(b) CinemaScope.
(c) 3D.
(d) Cinerama.

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

12. What popular American film from the eighties was one of the most successful mixes of both animation and live action?
(a) "Fritz the Cat."
(b) "Cool World."
(c) "Who Framed Roger Rabbit."
(d) "Ghostbusters."

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

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

15. What event in the sixties shifted the American film industry's focus?
(a) Death of Marilyn Monroe.
(b) Deaths of the Kennedy brothers.
(c) Vietnam War.
(d) Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. As the studio system rose again in the 1980s, what area suffered?

3. Who revolutionized the way films were shot on-location through such "studios on wheels" such as the Cinemobile Mark IV?

4. From what country did director Ingmar Bergman come?

5. When Britain began to focus on literary and theatrical stage adaptations for their film industry in the years surrounding World War II, what renowned actor became particularly lauded for his work in this area?

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