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. What became the focus of American cinema in the seventies?
(a) Plot.
(b) Character development.
(c) Historical accuracy.
(d) Music as a story-telling device.

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

3. What was significant about the economy in American films during the early to mid-eighties?
(a) Foreign investors took an interest and guaranteed massive kick-backs.
(b) Heavy financial losses.
(c) Several loans were received from the government.
(d) Massive financial gains.

4. Which of the following men was not one of the major producers in the 1950s American film industry?
(a) Billy Wilder.
(b) Fred Zinnemann.
(c) Alfred Hitchcock.
(d) Elia Kazan.

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

6. Who was the top female filmmaker in Italy from the seventies?
(a) Diane Kurys.
(b) Valeria Patroni.
(c) Lucia de Talita.
(d) Lena Wertmuller.

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

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

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

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

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

12. What was the focus of Russian documentaries after World War II, as ordered by Stalin?
(a) Historical dramas.
(b) Russian nationalism.
(c) Sweeping epics.
(d) Entertainment.

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

14. For what did the American film-going public demand in regards to the subjects of films in the 1980s?
(a) The lives of foreign nationals.
(b) The lives of the very poor.
(c) The lives of the young.
(d) The lives of the rich.

15. In Eastern Europe in the seventies, what topic was generally avoided in their cinema?
(a) Historical accuracy.
(b) Violence.
(c) Politics.
(d) Sexuality.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which European country's film industry was the most devastated after World War II?

2. How did the end of the Vietnam War affect the content of American films?

3. During the World War II, what types of films did the governments in Europe support?

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

5. For what reasons did Japanese films escape censorship from their government in their Golden Age?

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