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

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

3. At the end of the 1950s, how many homes in America had a television set?
(a) 95%.
(b) 75%.
(c) 85%.
(d) 55%.

4. What technological advance helped revolutionize cinema and the film-going experience?
(a) IMax.
(b) 3D.
(c) Surround sound.
(d) Videocassettes.

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

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

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

8. What political event helped shape American cinema in the 1970s?
(a) Kennedy assassination.
(b) Watergate.
(c) The fall of the Berlin Wall.
(d) Ollie North's resignation.

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

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

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) Theaters became segregated.
(b) Attendance declined.
(c) Attendance rose.
(d) Security had to be enforced in the theater.

12. Post-World War II, who was Italy's most prominent director?
(a) Vittorio Rossellini.
(b) Federico Fellini.
(c) Ingmar Bergman.
(d) Lorenzo Trattoria.

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

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

15. Which Eastern European country became a strong force in the international film community in the sixties?
(a) Siberia.
(b) Czechoslavakia.
(c) Russia.
(d) Yugoslavia.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What British comedy troupe had a cinematic bright spot for their country's struggling film industry?

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

5. From what country did director Ingmar Bergman come?

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