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

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

3. 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) Several movie theaters shut down.
(d) They lost their technical budgets.

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

5. Which of the following directors was not one the greats in 1940s Italy?
(a) Vittorio de Sica.
(b) Vincent Minnelli.
(c) Cesare Zavattini.
(d) Roberto Rossellini.

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

7. What hysterical fear threatened artists in the film industry?
(a) Communists.
(b) Homosexuality.
(c) Women's liberation.
(d) Nazis.

8. Which European country's film industry was the most devastated after World War II?
(a) Greece.
(b) Germany.
(c) Italy.
(d) Spain.

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

11. Which of the following was not one of the experiments conducted by film studios in the 1950s in order to change the size of their screens?
(a) Rotoscope.
(b) 3D.
(c) Cinerama.
(d) CinemaScope.

12. What event in the sixties shifted the American film industry's focus?
(a) Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
(b) Death of Marilyn Monroe.
(c) Deaths of the Kennedy brothers.
(d) Vietnam War.

13. 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 films dealt strictly in historical events.
(c) Japanese films were naturally conservative.
(d) Japanese directors managed to film exclusively outside of their country.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What became the new standard screen ratio for films in the 1950s?

2. When Britain began to focus on literary and theatrical stage adaptations for their film industry in the years surrounding World War II, what renowned actor became particularly lauded for his work in this area?

3. What genre of film became particularly popular in the early seventies?

4. Which of the following was not one of the most respected Japanese directors from the post-World War II era?

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

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