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 encouraged by the New Wave filmmakers?
(a) Improvisation.
(b) Song and dance.
(c) Nudity.
(d) Violence.

2. What style of acting became popular in films in the 1950s?
(a) Method.
(b) Brechtian.
(c) Chekhovian.
(d) Meisner.

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

4. As the studio system rose again in the 1980s, what area suffered?
(a) Theatre.
(b) Musicals.
(c) Foreign films.
(d) Independent films.

5. In what year did the Production Code become obsolete?
(a) 1968.
(b) 1967.
(c) 1969.
(d) 1966.

6. During the early seventies in America cinema, which of the following was not one of the main themes explored?
(a) Sexual identities.
(b) Religious iconography.
(c) Corruption in public institutions.
(d) Racism.

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

8. In France's New Wave, filmmakers experimented with mixing _____.
(a) Languages.
(b) Genres.
(c) Scripts.
(d) Location shoots.

9. How did the end of the Vietnam War affect the content of American films?
(a) Audiences demanded more widespread diversity within the industry.
(b) Audiences demanded less censorship.
(c) Audiences began to look more for "traditional values" again.
(d) Audience attendance in movie theaters declined, allowing the industry to experiment more.

10. Who revolutionized the way films were shot on-location through such "studios on wheels" such as the Cinemobile Mark IV?
(a) Alfred Hitchcock.
(b) Fouad Said.
(c) Ingmar Bergman.
(d) David Lynch.

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

12. What was the name of France's sudden revitalization in their film industry in the 1950s?
(a) Film du Prince.
(b) Golden Era.
(c) New Wave.
(d) Cinema Noir.

13. 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.

14. What was France's main big screen hit in the 1970s?
(a) "La Cage aux Folles."
(b) "Madame Bovary."
(c) "No Exit."
(d) "Les Liaisons Dangerouse."

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What country nearly wiped out the French film industry after World War II?

2. Post-World War II, who was Italy's most prominent director?

3. What was the name of the period in England from 1963 to 1970?

4. Why did 1950s allow independent filmmakers in America to practice their craft more openly?

5. What was the focus of Italy's films in the years around World War II?

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