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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What were the primary goal's of German films after World War II?
(a) Entertainment for the masses.
(b) Asking other countries for help.
(c) Correcting Nazi propaganda.
(d) Promoting the country's worth.

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

3. Due to the cinema's reflection of the American public's distrust of the government, what began to happen to the movie theater?
(a) Security had to be enforced in the theater.
(b) Theaters became segregated.
(c) Attendance declined.
(d) Attendance rose.

4. 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?
(a) Theatrical.
(b) Publishing.
(c) Music.
(d) Television.

5. During the early seventies in America cinema, which of the following was not one of the main themes explored?
(a) Corruption in public institutions.
(b) Religious iconography.
(c) Racism.
(d) Sexual identities.

6. During the 1960s in Hollywood, what was the main focus in the industry's mainstream films?
(a) Intrigue.
(b) Political awareness.
(c) Glamour.
(d) International relations.

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

8. What country nearly wiped out the French film industry after World War II?
(a) Britain.
(b) America.
(c) Germany.
(d) Italy.

9. In what genre did Yugoslavia excel in the sixties?
(a) Animation.
(b) Thrillers.
(c) Horror.
(d) Action.

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

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

12. For what reasons did Japanese films escape censorship from their government in their Golden Age?
(a) Japanese films were naturally conservative.
(b) Japanese films were veiled propaganda for the government.
(c) Japanese directors managed to film exclusively outside of their country.
(d) Japanese films dealt strictly in historical events.

13. What became the new standard screen ratio for films in the 1950s?
(a) 21 to 5.
(b) 16 to 3.
(c) 2.15 to 1.
(d) 1.85 to 1.

14. What became the focus of American cinema in the seventies?
(a) Plot.
(b) Character development.
(c) Historical accuracy.
(d) Music as a story-telling device.

15. Which of the following was not one of the most respected Japanese directors from the post-World War II era?
(a) Yasujiro Ozu.
(b) Toshiro Mifune.
(c) Akira Kurosawa.
(d) Kenji Mizoguchi.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which decade is considered the beginning of Japan's Golden Age in cinema?

2. Which of the following was not one of the main focuses of American cinema in the 1980s?

3. What was the focus of Russian documentaries after World War II, as ordered by Stalin?

4. What was France's main big screen hit in the 1970s?

5. What region became renowned for their film adaptations of literary classics?

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