Hollywood Babylon Test | Final 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. For what was Flynn arrested and put on trial?

2. Who was the United States Attorney during the time of Prohibition?

3. When was William fox cast out of his own company?

4. Which of the following describes Bugsy Siegel?

5. Who took it upon themselves to revive the economy by spending money?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the term "box office poison" mean?

2. Why and how were many politicians against the movie industry?

3. Why was Charlie Chaplin such a part of scandalous headlines?

4. Describe Charlie Chaplin's relationship with Joan Barry.

5. What role did rumors about sex and specifically homosexuality play in the world of Hollywood gossip?

6. Describe the protests for the invasion of privacy.

7. Describe the "preservation for American ideals."

8. What scandal involved Mae West?

9. Why was Hopper so critical of Charlie Chaplin?

10. What scandal involved Thelma Todd?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze three different stars and their personal lives. How does each of these stars have a life that corresponds to film?

Essay Topic 2

In your opinion, is the amount of talent possessed by stars more or less than it was in the early years of Hollywood? Why? Give at least 3 specific examples.

Essay Topic 3

Why was the term "box office poison" used? Was this term effective in "cleaning up Hollywood"? Why or why not?

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