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

2. What was the name of France's sudden revitalization in their film industry in the 1950s?
(a) New Wave.
(b) Cinema Noir.
(c) Film du Prince.
(d) Golden Era.

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

4. Why did 1950s allow independent filmmakers in America to practice their craft more openly?
(a) Underground artists became mainstream.
(b) Many directors quit the industry after the war.
(c) The war forced studios to allow low-budget films to flourish.
(d) Film audiences went to television.

5. What popular American film from the eighties was one of the most successful mixes of both animation and live action?
(a) "Cool World."
(b) "Who Framed Roger Rabbit."
(c) "Fritz the Cat."
(d) "Ghostbusters."

Short Answer Questions

1. During the 1960s in Hollywood, what was the main focus in the industry's mainstream films?

2. What British comedy troupe had a cinematic bright spot for their country's struggling film industry?

3. Who was the comedic French director that rose to prominence in the 1950s?

4. What movement is credited with the influx of women in positions of power in the film industry?

5. Which of the following was not one of the major national movements in America during the 1970s?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. In what ways did Japanese cinema flourish in the fifties?

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

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

9. How did the New Wave movement from France affect American movie trends in the 1970s?

10. Describe Britain's Golden Age.

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