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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What German philosopher, political economist, historian, political theorist, sociologist, and communist revolutionary does Tarkovsky cite in Chapter V?
(a) Eisenstein.
(b) Marx.
(c) Lenin.
(d) Stalin.

2. Who wrote the poems upon which the film, Mirror, was loosely based?
(a) Nikolai Grinko.
(b) Evgeny Zharikov.
(c) Arseny Tarkovsky.
(d) Margarita Terekhova.

3. Who wrote the following haiku: "The old pond was still / A frog jumped in the water / And a splash was heard"?
(a) Juini.
(b) Illkiu.
(c) Basho.
(d) Bishko.

4. What does Tarkovsky claim to do about a film once he has completed working on it?
(a) Stops thinking about it.
(b) Dwells on it.
(c) Never sees it.
(d) Re-edits it.

5. Whose dictum states: "in every sense, art is made for you, the people"?
(a) Tolstoy's.
(b) Eisenstein's.
(c) Heerkomer's.
(d) Marx's.

6. What genre of art does Tarkovsky claim is, The Sacrifice?
(a) Noir.
(b) Satire.
(c) Comedy.
(d) Parable.

7. Tarkovsky claims that In cinema, man's innate drive to what, finds one of its fullest and most direct means of realization?
(a) Self-destruction.
(b) Self-promotion.
(c) Self-assertion.
(d) Self-denial.

8. Of which French film director does Tarkovsky write of his admiration for concentration?
(a) Bruneil.
(b) Cousteau.
(c) Bresson.
(d) Bergman.

9. What German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist does Tarkovsky discuss alongside Leonardo da Vinci in Chapter V?
(a) Bach.
(b) Mozart.
(c) Salieri.
(d) Beethoven.

10. Tarkovsky claims in Chapter IX that he got the idea for The Sacrifice long before what film?
(a) Ivan's Childhood.
(b) Nostalgia.
(c) Stalker.
(d) The Killer.

11. Which role did Larisa Tarkovskaya play in the film, The Mirror?
(a) Nadezhda.
(b) Old Woman.
(c) Narrator.
(d) Natalia.

12. What is the name of the central character in Nostalgia?
(a) Vyacheslav Ivanov.
(b) Andrei Gorchakov.
(c) Vassily Zhukovsky.
(d) Bery├│zovsky.

13. Tarkovsky points to whose portrait, "A Young Lady With a Juniper", as a masterpiece of art?
(a) Renoir's.
(b) Michaelangelo's.
(c) Picasso's.
(d) Leonardo Da Vinci's.

14. Who played the role of Adelaide in The Sacrifice?
(a) Susan Fleetwood.
(b) Anatoliy Solonitsyn.
(c) Sarah Moorewood.
(d) Effendi Kapiyev.

15. Who is the author of War and Peace?
(a) Doestoyevsky.
(b) Alexander Grin.
(c) Leo Tolstoy.
(d) Ernest Hemingway.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the setting of, Tales of Sevastopol?

2. What Latin term does Tarkovsky use to refer to the role of the director as a representative of the masses?

3. What film did Tarkovsky produce in 1979?

4. What artist claimed "no acclaim could please me more than to have ordinary working people wanting to hang my lithographs in their rooms or their workshops"?

5. In Chapter V, Tarkovsky writes, "I am always sickened when an artist underpins his system of images with deliberate tendentiousness or" what?

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