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

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

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

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

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

6. 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?
(a) Orson Welles.
(b) Peter Sellers.
(c) Laurence Olivier.
(d) Alfred Hitchcock.

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

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

9. 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.

10. What was the name of the cultural movement in Czechoslavakia during the sixties?
(a) Prague Spring.
(b) Neo-Classical Revenge.
(c) Kafka's Moment.
(d) Long-Haired Freaks.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following was not one of the major national movements in America during the 1970s?

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

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

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

5. Which of the following men was not one of the major producers in the 1950s American film industry?

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