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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. From what entertainment aspect did Orson Welles tap in order to innovate the ways films were made?
(a) Music.
(b) Dance companies.
(c) Sound design.
(d) Theater.

2. For what reason did many great artists leave Europe for America in the 1930s?
(a) Low production values.
(b) The studios lured them to America.
(c) Nazi persecution.
(d) Political exiling.

3. During the early days of World War II, why did Britain have trouble maintaining their film industry?
(a) Funding.
(b) Denouncement of British films from Hitler.
(c) Immigration.
(d) Bomb threats.

4. Which company became renowned for their animation in the early years of World War II?
(a) MGM.
(b) RKO.
(c) Warner Bros.
(d) Disney.

5. From what year was a diary entry discovered as having discussed the beginnings of projections?
(a) 1811.
(b) 1532.
(c) 1718.
(d) 1666.

Short Answer Questions

1. What event in America caused studios to realize that the movie-going public needed entertainment over grim realism?

2. Which of the following was not one of the the Big Five studios in the Golden Age of the Studio?

3. In what style did the French produce their films?

4. What technological breakthrough hurt the film industry in America?

5. What fear arose about an audience's viewing experience as films grew longer?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who was David Wark Griffith?

2. What led to the mass migration of film production from New York and New Jersey to California?

3. What were popular themes in early German films?

4. How did studios cater to the audience's wishes in the Golden Age of the Studio.

5. How did the House of Un-American Activities Committee bring Hollywood's booming economy and artistic success to a screeching halt in the late forties?

6. How did the advent of "talkies" change both technical and acting aspects of film?

7. Discuss the financial status of American films and how this led to the rise of the studios during the early years of Hollywood's Golden Age of the Studio.

8. Who were some of the popular stars from the 1920s and of what did their acts consist?

9. How did the Production Code come into existence and what were some of the effects it had on films?

10. How did the Film D'Art come to be?

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