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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What genre of film became particularly popular in the early seventies?
(a) Grindhouse.
(b) Horror.
(c) Blaxploitation.
(d) Screwball comedy.

2. 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.

3. What declined per America's changing tastes and desire for more sophisticated films in the 1950s?
(a) Star power.
(b) Story lines.
(c) Independent films.
(d) Studios.

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

5. During Japan's Golden Age in cinema, what country, previously considered a strong force in cinema, began to decline?
(a) France.
(b) United States.
(c) Britain.
(d) Sweden.

6. For what did the American film-going public demand in regards to the subjects of films in the 1980s?
(a) The lives of the young.
(b) The lives of foreign nationals.
(c) The lives of the rich.
(d) The lives of the very poor.

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

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

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

10. Which of of the following was not one of the associate companies of the commercial conglomerates that helped keep the American film industry from floundering in the sixties?
(a) Theatrical.
(b) Television.
(c) Music.
(d) Publishing.

11. In what year did the stock market crash in America, causing film investors to pull out of Hollywood?
(a) 1989.
(b) 1990.
(c) 1987.
(d) 1988.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What became the focus of American cinema in the seventies?

3. At the end of the 1950s, how many homes in America had a television set?

4. What was significant about the marketing tactics of the American film studios in the eighties?

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

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