Hollywood Babylon Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Kenneth Anger
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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. At what age did Arbuckle die?

2. What was Mary Mills' profession?

3. What was the name of the studio where Olive Thomas was a star?

4. In what year did Arbuckle and Rappe meet?

5. What was Charlie Chaplin's middle name?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Griffith's "Babylon" break Hollywood standards?

2. What type of movie style did drug use influence? What movie made this style famous?

3. Why and how was Charlie Chaplin almost ruined?

4. Who was Peggy Hopkins Joyce?

5. What was the" Doom Book"?

6. What convinced some that it was necessary to clean up Hollywood?

7. Describe Charlie Chaplin's first wife.

8. Describe Rudolph Valentino's love life.

9. What was considered the first big scandal in Hollywood?

10. How did Ince get shot?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Murder seems to be a common theme in Old Hollywood. Some celebrities died mysteriously, like Marilyn Monroe, and others like Sharon Tate were obviously murdered. Describe this trend in Hollywood and why you think this occurs.

Essay Topic 2

Compare Hollywood's Golden Age to modern Hollywood. Consider the caliber of celebrities, how celebrities are portrayed, and how drug culture influences the film industry.

Essay Topic 3

What role does suicide play in early Hollywood?

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