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

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

3. What popular American film from the eighties was one of the most successful mixes of both animation and live action?
(a) "Cool World."
(b) "Fritz the Cat."
(c) "Who Framed Roger Rabbit."
(d) "Ghostbusters."

4. What was significant about cinema in education in the 1970s?
(a) Universities opened up their own production companies for the students.
(b) Films were used as a teaching aid.
(c) Universities were mined for potential talent.
(d) Universities began offering film courses.

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

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

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

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

9. What region became renowned for their film adaptations of literary classics?
(a) Eastern Europe.
(b) USSR.
(c) Scotland.
(d) Southern Japan.

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

11. Which decade is considered the beginning of Japan's Golden Age in cinema?
(a) The forties.
(b) The fifties.
(c) The seventies.
(d) The sixites.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In France's New Wave, filmmakers experimented with mixing _____.

2. Which continent dominated the international film market in the sixties?

3. Which of the following was not one of the experiments conducted by film studios in the 1950s in order to change the size of their screens?

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 marketing tactics of the American film studios in the eighties?

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