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. What drugs did Siegel push?

2. Which of the following describes Bugsy Siegel?

3. When did Weismuller and Velez's wedding end?

4. With whom did Gilbert have a drinking contest?

5. What is the title called in reference to Thelma Todd?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the "suicide syndrome" of the 1940s.

2. Describe the protests for the invasion of privacy.

3. What was the "Red Tide"?

4. What scandal involved Mae West?

5. Why was Hopper so critical of Charlie Chaplin?

6. What transitions did the Jazz Age include?

7. Describe John Gilbert's fall.

8. How did Joan Barry prepare for her movie roles?

9. Who was Bugsy Siegel?

10. What scandal involved Thelma Todd?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

After reading "Hollywood Babylon," in what ways do you think that celebrities are different from 'regular people'? How are they similar?

Essay Topic 3

How has celebrity gossip transformed over the years? How did gossip rags start, and what are they now? Which style is more demeaning for the celebrities they portray? Why?

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