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. Which of the following was not one of the main focuses of American cinema in the 1980s?
(a) Money.
(b) Government corruption.
(c) Nationalism.
(d) Militarism.

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

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

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

5. Which of the following was not one of the most popular genres to emerge from Japan's film industry?
(a) Science fiction.
(b) Samurai films.
(c) Historical romance.
(d) Animation.

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

7. What was significant about cinema in education in the 1970s?
(a) Universities began offering film courses.
(b) Films were used as a teaching aid.
(c) Universities were mined for potential talent.
(d) Universities opened up their own production companies for the students.

8. Which of the following was not one of the major national movements in America during the 1970s?
(a) Nationalism.
(b) Populism.
(c) Marxism.
(d) Feminism.

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

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

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

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

13. Why did 1950s allow independent filmmakers in America to practice their craft more openly?
(a) Film audiences went to television.
(b) Underground artists became mainstream.
(c) The war forced studios to allow low-budget films to flourish.
(d) Many directors quit the industry after the war.

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

15. From what country did director Ingmar Bergman come?
(a) Sweden.
(b) Italy.
(c) Norway.
(d) Germany.

Short Answer Questions

1. What popular American film from the eighties was one of the most successful mixes of both animation and live action?

2. During Japan's Golden Age in cinema, what country, previously considered a strong force in cinema, began to decline?

3. Which Eastern European country became a strong force in the international film community in the sixties?

4. At the end of the 1950s, how many homes in America had a television set?

5. What was the name of the cultural movement in Czechoslavakia during the sixties?

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