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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was encouraged by the New Wave filmmakers?
(a) Violence.
(b) Improvisation.
(c) Song and dance.
(d) Nudity.

2. Which of the following was not one of the most respected Japanese directors from the post-World War II era?
(a) Kenji Mizoguchi.
(b) Toshiro Mifune.
(c) Yasujiro Ozu.
(d) Akira Kurosawa.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. In what genre did Yugoslavia excel in the sixties?
(a) Thrillers.
(b) Animation.
(c) Action.
(d) Horror.

12. What is the other term for the Angry Young Man movement?
(a) Uprising Cockney.
(b) Chekhovian absurdity.
(c) Pinter Pause realism.
(d) Kitchen Sink realism.

13. What was the main focus in French cinema in the seventies?
(a) Plot.
(b) Mood.
(c) Dialogue.
(d) Characters.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. As the studio system rose again in the 1980s, what area suffered?

2. During the social revolution of the sixties in America, how did Hollywood compensate for their budget cuts?

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

4. In the seventies, upon what did German cinema begin to reflect?

5. What country nearly wiped out the French film industry after World War II?

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