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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How did the end of the Vietnam War affect the content of American films?
(a) Audiences demanded less censorship.
(b) Audience attendance in movie theaters declined, allowing the industry to experiment more.
(c) Audiences began to look more for "traditional values" again.
(d) Audiences demanded more widespread diversity within the industry.

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

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

5. In France's New Wave, filmmakers experimented with mixing _____.
(a) Scripts.
(b) Location shoots.
(c) Genres.
(d) Languages.

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

7. Low-budget films that had the look of home movies were not popular in which of the following countries?
(a) France.
(b) Britain.
(c) Germany.
(d) United States.

8. Post-World War II, who was Italy's most prominent director?
(a) Ingmar Bergman.
(b) Vittorio Rossellini.
(c) Federico Fellini.
(d) Lorenzo Trattoria.

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. During the World War II, what types of films did the governments in Europe support?
(a) Propaganda.
(b) Escapist comedies.
(c) Historical dramas.
(d) Sweeping epics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following was not one of the most popular genres to emerge from Japan's film industry?

2. Which European country's film industry was the most devastated after World War II?

3. What declined per America's changing tastes and desire for more sophisticated films in the 1950s?

4. In what year did the stock market crash in America, causing film investors to pull out of Hollywood?

5. What British comedy troupe had a cinematic bright spot for their country's struggling film industry?

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