HITCHCOCK Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Helen G. Scott
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were leading ladies required to do for the cameramen's age-hiding technique to work?

2. What did Hitchcock have a little boy carry in his film, "The Woman Alone"?

3. What was the screenplay of Hitchcock's first official film based on?

4. For Hitchcock, what was different about working on his first American film as compared to his British films?

5. How old was Hitchcock when he wrote the adapted script for "Woman to Woman"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was the script for "The Man Who Knew Too Much" altered before filming?

2. Describe Hitchcock's tenure at the Henley Telegraph Company.

3. What did Hitchcock believe was his first step into the world of film?

4. What did Hitchcock do when he learned Paramount Famous Players-Lasky was planning to open a film studio in London?

5. When was Hitchcock occasionally allowed to step behind the camera at Paramount Famous Players-Lasky?

6. After working in the title department at Paramount Famous Players-Lasky, what skill did Hitchcock begin to practice?

7. Describe the troubles Hitchcock had while filming his directorial debut.

8. What was Hitchcock's response when Truffaut asked whether he was intimidated by filming in America?

9. How did it come about that Hitchcock made appearances in each of his films?

10. What did Hitchcock and Truffaut discuss about movie critics?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the silent film era. What defined this era in film making? What projects was Hitchcock involved in during this time period? How did the silent film era differ from later movie making?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the famous figures who are mentioned during the interview. Who are they and how are they connected to Hitchcock?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the photographs in the book "Hitchcock." What do the photographs tell the reader about Hitchcock and his film career? Why might the photographs in the book have been chosen? Why are photographs often included in biographies and other non-fiction portrayals of historical figures and influential people?

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