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

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

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) Attendance rose.
(b) Attendance declined.
(c) Theaters became segregated.
(d) Security had to be enforced in the theater.

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

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

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

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

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

9. What British comedy troupe had a cinematic bright spot for their country's struggling film industry?
(a) Monty Python's Flying Circus.
(b) Are You Being Served?
(c) Absolutely Fabulous.
(d) Kids in the Hall.

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

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

12. At the end of the 1950s, how many homes in America had a television set?
(a) 85%.
(b) 55%.
(c) 75%.
(d) 95%.

13. Who revolutionized the way films were shot on-location through such "studios on wheels" such as the Cinemobile Mark IV?
(a) Ingmar Bergman.
(b) Alfred Hitchcock.
(c) Fouad Said.
(d) David Lynch.

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

15. What was France's main big screen hit in the 1970s?
(a) "Madame Bovary."
(b) "La Cage aux Folles."
(c) "No Exit."
(d) "Les Liaisons Dangerouse."

Short Answer Questions

1. What was significant about the marketing tactics of the American film studios in the eighties?

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

3. Why did 1950s allow independent filmmakers in America to practice their craft more openly?

4. What style of acting became popular in films in the 1950s?

5. What hysterical fear threatened artists in the film industry?

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