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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In the seventies, upon what did German cinema begin to reflect?
(a) Sexuality in youth.
(b) Brechtian principles.
(c) Pop culture.
(d) Nazi era.

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

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

5. Who was the comedic French director that rose to prominence in the 1950s?
(a) Robert Bresson.
(b) Jacques Tati.
(c) Vincente Augois.
(d) Luc Besson.

6. In what year did the stock market crash in America, causing film investors to pull out of Hollywood?
(a) 1987.
(b) 1990.
(c) 1989.
(d) 1988.

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

8. In America during the late 1960s, what was the general mood of the youth?
(a) Anti-establishment.
(b) Severe ennui.
(c) Conscientious objectors.
(d) Pro-government.

9. What declined per America's changing tastes and desire for more sophisticated films in the 1950s?
(a) Studios.
(b) Star power.
(c) Independent films.
(d) Story lines.

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

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

12. 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) Publishing.
(b) Music.
(c) Television.
(d) Theatrical.

13. What was Italian director Luchino Visconti's title in his home country?
(a) The Baron of Sicily.
(b) The Duke of Modrone.
(c) The Duke of Conti.
(d) The Baron of Venice.

14. What region became renowned for their film adaptations of literary classics?
(a) Eastern Europe.
(b) Southern Japan.
(c) Scotland.
(d) USSR.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What were the primary goal's of German films after World War II?

2. In what genre did Yugoslavia excel in the sixties?

3. What is the other term for the Angry Young Man movement?

4. Who replaced Czechoslovakia's government, obliterating their film industry?

5. Which of the following men was not one of the major producers in the 1950s American film industry?

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