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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Which of the following was not one of the main focuses of American cinema in the 1980s?
(a) Nationalism.
(b) Government corruption.
(c) Militarism.
(d) Money.

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

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

7. What British comedy troupe had a cinematic bright spot for their country's struggling film industry?
(a) Absolutely Fabulous.
(b) Kids in the Hall.
(c) Are You Being Served?
(d) Monty Python's Flying Circus.

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

9. 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) Alfred Hitchcock.
(d) Billy Wilder.

10. What movement is credited with the influx of women in positions of power in the film industry?
(a) Anti-censorship lobbying.
(b) Civil rights.
(c) Immigration rights.
(d) Feminism.

11. What was the main focus in French cinema in the seventies?
(a) Mood.
(b) Dialogue.
(c) Characters.
(d) Plot.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. During the social revolution of the sixties in America, how did Hollywood compensate for their budget cuts?

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

3. What was the name of France's sudden revitalization in their film industry in the 1950s?

4. Due to the cinema's reflection of the American public's distrust of the government, what began to happen to the movie theater?

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

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