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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) Entertainment.
(b) Historical dramas.
(c) Sweeping epics.
(d) Russian nationalism.

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

3. 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) Trailer editing rose as an art form.
(d) Patriotism was emphasized.

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

5. What sort of music became popular for movie soundtracks in the sixties?
(a) Jazz music.
(b) Rock music.
(c) Ragtime music.
(d) Classical music.

6. 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) Promoting the country's worth.
(d) Correcting Nazi propaganda.

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

8. Upon what were the greatest works of entertainment in Britain focused in the seventies?
(a) Art galleries.
(b) Theatre.
(c) Television.
(d) Cinema.

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

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

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

12. In what year was the Production Code revised in the decade following World War II?
(a) 1954.
(b) 1956.
(c) 1958.
(d) 1952.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Eastern Europe in the seventies, what topic was generally avoided in their cinema?

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

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

4. Who was the top female filmmaker in Italy from the seventies?

5. What movement is credited with the influx of women in positions of power in the film industry?

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