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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. During the social revolution of the sixties in America, how did Hollywood compensate for their budget cuts?
(a) Salaries of the technical designers were cut.
(b) They cut back on the amount of films made.
(c) Lower budget movies were promoted in the biggest studios.
(d) They invested heavily in Wall Street.

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

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

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

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

11. Which continent dominated the international film market in the sixties?
(a) South America.
(b) Europe.
(c) Asia.
(d) North America.

12. 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?
(a) 3D.
(b) CinemaScope.
(c) Rotoscope.
(d) Cinerama.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following was not one of the main focuses of American cinema in the 1980s?

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

3. In America during the late 1960s, what was the general mood of the youth?

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

5. Which of the following was not one of the most respected Japanese directors from the post-World War II era?

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