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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. Why did Truffaut consider "Rope" a milestone in Hitchcock's career?
(a) It was Hitchcock's highest grossing film.
(b) It was the first film Hitchcock produced.
(c) It earned Hitchcock an Academy Award.
(d) It was based on a story that Hitchcock wrote himself.

2. Who wrote the screenplay for "Notorious"?
(a) Anthony Shaffer.
(b) Angus MacPhail.
(c) Ben Hecht.
(d) John Michael Hayes.

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

4. What did Hitchcock regret about "The Wrong Man"?
(a) Getting so deeply involved in the story.
(b) The title.
(c) Filming it on location.
(d) That audiences didn't respond well to it.

5. Who starred in "Rear Window"?
(a) Anthony Perkins.
(b) Cary Grant.
(c) Peter Lorre.
(d) James Stewart.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the female lead in "Psycho"?

2. Where did Hitchcock film "Spellbound"?

3. What did Hitchcock insist that all people have at least some tendency for?

4. What did Hitchcock say of many elaborate elements in his films?

5. Why was Hitchcock attracted to filming "Rear Window"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Hitchcock believe inspired people to view his films many times?

2. Why did Hitchcock have conflicts with the producer of "Notorious"?

3. Was there a connection between Hitchcock's religious upbringing and the film "I Confess"?

4. Why was Hitchcock attracted to filming "Rear Window"?

5. What was the downside of involving psychoanalysis in the script for "Spellbound"?

6. Why did Hitchcock avoid politics in his films?

7. Why did Hitchcock refuse to have his former boss at Famous Players-Lasky work for him on "Notorious"?

8. How did Hitchcock approach filming romantic scenes?

9. What did Hitchcock say was lost with the film "Marnie"?

10. What did Truffaut cite as an example of absurdity in Hitchcock's films?

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