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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following did Hitchcock NOT study at a specialized school?
(a) Cinematography.
(b) Mechanics.
(c) Acoustics.
(d) Navigation.

2. Where is the concept of a MacGuffin said to have originated?
(a) Kipling's stories.
(b) Sci-fi novels.
(c) Spaghetti westerns.
(d) Comic books.

3. Who was Hitchcock's assistant after he became a director?
(a) Alma Reville.
(b) Ansley Riece.
(c) Ashley Rand.
(d) Annie Redmond.

4. What incident was the ending of "The Man Who Knew Too Much" based on?
(a) The Sidney Street Siege.
(b) The Easter Rising.
(c) The Senghenydd Colliery Disaster.
(d) The sinking of the Titanic.

5. What happened to the little boy in Hitchcock's film, "The Woman Alone"?
(a) He saved a lost camper.
(b) He killed another boy.
(c) He ran away from home.
(d) He died.

6. Where was Hitchcock born?
(a) Los Angeles.
(b) Paris.
(c) New York.
(d) London.

7. What were caption cards used for?
(a) To list the credits.
(b) They were used as subtitles for foreign films.
(c) To help the actors get into character.
(d) To make up for the lack of sound in silent movies.

8. Which famous figure inspired a scene in "The Man Who Knew Too Much"?
(a) Walt Disney.
(b) Adolf Hitler.
(c) Abraham Lincoln.
(d) Winston Churchill.

9. What did the audience resent about Hitchcock's use of the young boy in his film, "The Woman Alone"?
(a) That he had a happy ending.
(b) That the role was played by an American, not a Brit.
(c) That anything bad happened to him.
(d) That the boy used bad language.

10. What topic in regards to Hitchcock's life had not really been written about before this book?
(a) Hitchcock's filmmaking secrets.
(b) Hitchcock's film preferences.
(c) Hitchcock's childhood.
(d) Hitchcock's personal life.

11. Why did Hitchcock say he agreed to make "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"?
(a) To broaden his range.
(b) For the paycheck.
(c) For the technical challenge it offered.
(d) As a gesture of friendship.

12. According to Hitchcock, what prevents a film audience from feeling emotions?
(a) Bad acting and direction.
(b) An unbelievable storyline.
(c) Complexity.
(d) A story they cannot relate to.

13. Along with "Shadow of a Doubt", what other film did Truffaut name as having inept police characters in the story?
(a) Sabotage.
(b) Notorious.
(c) Suspicion.
(d) Jamaica Inn.

14. What did Truffaut do for a living when he and Hitchcock first met?
(a) He was a director.
(b) He was a model.
(c) He was a photographer.
(d) He was a film critic.

15. Where did the Paramount Famous Players-Lasky plan to open a film studio?
(a) Mexico City.
(b) Islington, London.
(c) Paris.
(d) Chicago, Illinois.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Hitchcock began to pay more attention to scenarios than the plausibility of the plot, what was he able to focus on?

2. How did Hitchcock describe his father?

3. Which of the following is NOT named as an actor Hitchcock favored?

4. In what establishment was the Shuftan Process used in order to film?

5. Which company did Hitchcock work for after leaving school?

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