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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) Theaters became segregated.
(b) Attendance rose.
(c) Security had to be enforced in the theater.
(d) Attendance declined.

2. Due to the obliteration of the Production Code in the sixties, what type of films became popular in the seventies?
(a) Pornography.
(b) Horror.
(c) Blaxploitation.
(d) Experimental.

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

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

5. What were the primary goal's of German films after World War II?
(a) Correcting Nazi propaganda.
(b) Entertainment for the masses.
(c) Promoting the country's worth.
(d) Asking other countries for help.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. At the end of the 1950s, how many homes in America had a television set?

3. Which Eastern European country became a strong force in the international film community in the sixties?

4. Which of the following directors was not one the greats in 1940s Italy?

5. Which European country's film industry was the most devastated after World War II?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Italian cinema during the 1940s.

2. Why and how did commercial conglomerates help support the American film industry in the 1960s?

3. How did the Soviet Union change Czechoslovakia's film industry in the 1960s?

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

5. How and why did the quality of mass-produced films diminish in the 1980s?

6. What was the Third Cinema theater realism?

7. What were some of the prominent trends in European cinema in the 1950s?

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

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

10. What were some of the political issues that made their way into 1970s Hollywood?

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