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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. Due to the cinema's reflection of the American public's distrust of the government, what began to happen to the movie theater?
(a) Attendance rose.
(b) Attendance declined.
(c) Theaters became segregated.
(d) Security had to be enforced in the theater.

2. Post-World War II, who was Italy's most prominent director?
(a) Lorenzo Trattoria.
(b) Ingmar Bergman.
(c) Vittorio Rossellini.
(d) Federico Fellini.

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

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

5. Low-budget films that had the look of home movies were not popular in which of the following countries?
(a) Germany.
(b) France.
(c) United States.
(d) Britain.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Britain began to focus on literary and theatrical stage adaptations for their film industry in the years surrounding World War II, what renowned actor became particularly lauded for his work in this area?

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

3. What sort of music became popular for movie soundtracks in the sixties?

4. What event in the sixties shifted the American film industry's focus?

5. Which continent dominated the international film market in the sixties?

Short Essay Questions

1. What regulations changed in 1960s Hollywood, as well as technical advances?

2. How did Great Britain's entertainment industry fare in the 1970s?

3. Why did Hollywood studios flourish in the 1980s?

4. In the 1970s, how did West Germany start to address their role in World War II?

5. Describe Italian cinema during the 1940s.

6. Discuss Method acting.

7. Why was Japan's golden age in film able to thrive throughout the World War II and beyond, despite the political turmoil?

8. As the studios declined with the invention of the television, how did Americans' tastes in film subject begin to change?

9. Why was the French film industry nearly destroyed because of World War II?

10. How did the invention of the videocassette simplify camerawork?

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