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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What became the new standard screen ratio for films in the 1950s?
(a) 1.85 to 1.
(b) 16 to 3.
(c) 21 to 5.
(d) 2.15 to 1.

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

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

4. What were the primary goal's of German films after World War II?
(a) Asking other countries for help.
(b) Correcting Nazi propaganda.
(c) Entertainment for the masses.
(d) Promoting the country's worth.

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 more widespread diversity within the industry.
(c) Audiences demanded less censorship.
(d) Audiences began to look more for "traditional values" again.

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

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

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

9. From what country did director Ingmar Bergman come?
(a) Germany.
(b) Norway.
(c) Sweden.
(d) Italy.

10. What was the name of France's sudden revitalization in their film industry in the 1950s?
(a) Film du Prince.
(b) Cinema Noir.
(c) Golden Era.
(d) New Wave.

11. Due to the cinema's reflection of the American public's distrust of the government, what began to happen to the movie theater?
(a) Attendance declined.
(b) Theaters became segregated.
(c) Security had to be enforced in the theater.
(d) Attendance rose.

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

13. 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.

14. 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) Alfred Hitchcock.
(b) Orson Welles.
(c) Laurence Olivier.
(d) Peter Sellers.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What declined per America's changing tastes and desire for more sophisticated films in the 1950s?

4. In what year did the stock market crash in America, causing film investors to pull out of Hollywood?

5. What was significant about the economy in American films during the early to mid-eighties?

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