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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In England in the 1930s, what sociologist announced that films could be a powerful tool for social reform?
(a) Orson Welles.
(b) Alexander Korda.
(c) John Grierson.
(d) Alfred Hitchcock.
2. After what major event did film gain popularity in the USSR?
(a) Russian Revolution.
(b) World War II.
(c) World War I.
(d) Death of Rasputin.
3. In what decade were silent films perfected?
4. Which director from Germany became known for his films about history with injections of off-handed comedy?
(a) Fritz Lang.
(b) Ernst Lubitsch.
(c) Sergei Einstein.
(d) F.W. Murnau.
5. In what genre did RKO specialize during the Golden Age?
Short Answer Questions
1. What studio did William Fox and Carl Laemmle eventually form?
2. What did the formation of the Patent Company force theaters showing their films to do?
3. What aspect of the newly-heard dialogue in the Golden Age made audiences uneasy?
4. Which of the following comedians was not one of the silent film stars from the 1920s?
5. Which of the following words can be used to describe the films that were produced during the early years of the Golden Age?
Short Essay Questions
1. Aside from the Kinetoscope, what were some early advances in technology that led to the creation of the moving picture?
2. Who were some of the great directors and their innovative storytelling techniques from Hollywood in the 1940s?
3. Who were some of the popular stars from the 1920s and of what did their acts consist?
4. How did studios cater to the audience's wishes in the Golden Age of the Studio.
5. Who were some of the great entertainers that emerged from the talkies in the early years of the film industry that helped revitalize the audience's flagging interest and why?
6. How did the Production Code come into existence and what were some of the effects it had on films?
7. In the early days of the film industry, how did Griffith and others begin making their films more appealing to widespread audiences?
8. How did the governor of California's commission for horse photography develop into Meissonier's project in creating the illusion of moving pictures?
9. How did the advent of "talkies" change both technical and acting aspects of film?
10. What led to the mass migration of film production from New York and New Jersey to California?
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