HITCHCOCK Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Hitchcock stated that the storyline for Norman was inspired by a man in which American state?
(a) Maine.
(b) Illinois.
(c) Virginia.
(d) Wisconsin.

2. What was "The Wrong Man" based on?
(a) A play.
(b) A short story.
(c) A German film.
(d) A true story.

3. How did Truffaut refer to "Notorious"?
(a) As the quintessence of Hitchcock.
(b) As a surprising failure.
(c) As a technical marvel.
(d) As a departure from Hitchcock's usual style.

4. What was the plot of "I Confess"?
(a) A man plots to kill his heiress wife.
(b) An FBI agent sends the woman he loves to seduce a criminal.
(c) A woman pleads guilty to a crime she did not commit.
(d) A priest takes a confession from a murderer.

5. What was the hope of the authors of the novel "Vertigo" based on as they wrote it?
(a) That Hitchcock would hire them to write him a movie.
(b) That James Stewart would appear in the film version.
(c) That Hitchcock would adapt it into a film.
(d) That it would become an international bestseller.

6. Hitchcock refuted a story about which actor sending him fifty canaries?
(a) Cary Grant.
(b) Anthony Perkins.
(c) Peter Lorre.
(d) James Stewart.

7. How many of Hitchcock's films failed before he had a comeback with "Strangers on a Train"?
(a) Two.
(b) Four.
(c) Zero.
(d) One.

8. Which member of Hitchcock's family made an appearance in "Strangers on a Train"?
(a) His daughter.
(b) His cousin.
(c) His mother.
(d) His wife.

9. What did Truffaut say would have made the opening scene of "Psycho" more effective?
(a) If the face of the man in the scene had been concealed.
(b) If the characters had been nude.
(c) If it had taken place in a darkened room.
(d) If it had been shot in color.

10. In "The Wrong Man", what happened to the wife of the man on trial?
(a) She went insane.
(b) She was kidnapped by the true robber.
(c) She divorced her husband.
(d) She had an affair with a lawyer.

11. What did Hitchcock say was lost on screen in "Marnie"?
(a) The film's fetishist angle.
(b) The purpose of the MacGuffin.
(c) The actors' subtle portrayals.
(d) The film's humor.

12. What do some people refer to Hitchcock as an expert of?
(a) Making silence scary.
(b) Using light to create mood.
(c) Physical love on screen.
(d) Using color to excite the audience's emotions.

13. During the filming of "Notorious", what was a minor crew member sent to scout in Beverly Hills?
(a) An old hospital.
(b) A mine.
(c) A house.
(d) A hotel.

14. How did Hitchcock feel about casting departments when it came time to cast for his films?
(a) Confident.
(b) Distrustful.
(c) Dependent.
(d) Burdened.

15. One morning, what did Hitchcock tell Truffaut likely disturbed his sleep the night before?
(a) The city traffic.
(b) Thinking about what was discussed in their interview.
(c) A howling cat outside his house.
(d) Something he ate before going to bed.

Short Answer Questions

1. While shooting the birds, a farmer told Hitchcock about crows dive-bombing which of his animals?

2. Under which circumstance did Hitchcock say he would not have filmed "The Birds"?

3. What complaint did Hitchcock have about the original script for "Spellbound"?

4. Who wrote the novel, "The Birds"?

5. What was Hitchcock notorious for memorizing?

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