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

2. 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."

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

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

5. For what reasons did filmmakers simplify camera work in the 1980s?
(a) They lost their technical budgets.
(b) Several movie theaters shut down.
(c) Eastern European cinematographers influenced American filmmakers.
(d) They were shooting a film that would translate well onto televisions.

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

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

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

9. 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.

10. 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) Security had to be enforced in the theater.
(d) Attendance rose.

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

12. Due to the obliteration of the Production Code in the sixties, what type of films became popular in the seventies?
(a) Experimental.
(b) Blaxploitation.
(c) Pornography.
(d) Horror.

13. Which of the following was not one of the major national movements in America during the 1970s?
(a) Feminism.
(b) Nationalism.
(c) Marxism.
(d) Populism.

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

15. What hysterical fear threatened artists in the film industry?
(a) Homosexuality.
(b) Women's liberation.
(c) Communists.
(d) Nazis.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Italian director Luchino Visconti's title in his home country?

2. In what genre did Yugoslavia excel in the sixties?

3. What movement is credited with the influx of women in positions of power in the film industry?

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

5. Which of the following was not one of the most popular genres to emerge from Japan's film industry?

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