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

2. What was significant about the marketing tactics of the American film studios in the eighties?
(a) Youth was repeatedly pushed aside.
(b) Patriotism was emphasized.
(c) Stars were marketed aggressively.
(d) Trailer editing rose as an art form.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. During the 1960s in Hollywood, what was the main focus in the industry's mainstream films?
(a) Intrigue.
(b) Glamour.
(c) International relations.
(d) Political awareness.

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

11. What was the name of the period in England from 1963 to 1970?
(a) Sex Pistol's Penance.
(b) Overt Cockney.
(c) Swinging England.
(d) Angry Young Man movement.

12. What style of acting became popular in films in the 1950s?
(a) Meisner.
(b) Method.
(c) Brechtian.
(d) Chekhovian.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. For what did the American film-going public demand in regards to the subjects of films in the 1980s?

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

4. Due to the cinema's reflection of the American public's distrust of the government, what began to happen to the movie theater?

5. What was the focus of Italy's films in the years around World War II?

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