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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter VII, Tarkovsky writes, "People cease to feel any need for the beautiful or the spiritual, and consume films like bottles of" what?
(a) Wine.
(b) Water.
(c) Coca-Cola.
(d) Vodka.

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

3. Who said, "The function of the image is to express life itself, not ideas or arguments about life"?
(a) Lenin.
(b) Kurosawa.
(c) Gogol.
(d) Marx.

4. In what year was the film, Nostalgia, produced?
(a) 1989.
(b) 1983.
(c) 1976.
(d) 1979.

5. Who wrote the poem quoted in Chapter IX, which begins, "Weary from hunger of spirit / Through grim wasteland I dragged my way"?
(a) Doestoyevsky.
(b) Marx.
(c) Tolstoy.
(d) Pushkin.

6. Who was the star of the film, Mirror?
(a) Margarita Terekhova.
(b) Valentin Zubkov.
(c) Evgeny Zharikov.
(d) Nikolai Grinko.

7. Who wrote Tales of Sevastopol?
(a) Hemingway.
(b) Doestoyevsky.
(c) Beckett.
(d) Tolstoy.

8. Who wrote the novel, The Magic Mountain?
(a) Alexander Mann.
(b) William Faulkner.
(c) Thomas Mann.
(d) Ernest Hemingway.

9. Tarkovsky claims in Chapter VI that the yardsticks by which art is distinguished from non-art are what?
(a) Impossible to demonstrate.
(b) Not long.
(c) Not short.
(d) Invisible.

10. In Chapter V, Tarkovsky writes, "I am always sickened when an artist underpins his system of images with deliberate tendentiousness or" what?
(a) Moralizing.
(b) Justification.
(c) Nationalism.
(d) Ideology.

11. What novel in verse written by Alexander Pushkin is described by Tarkovsky in Chapter V?
(a) Eugene Onegin.
(b) Boris Godunov.
(c) The Covetous Knight.
(d) Mozart and Salieri.

12. What Chinese concept is used to describe how polar or seemingly contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other in turn?
(a) Yin and Yang.
(b) Black and White.
(c) Tao.
(d) Frog and Elephant.

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

14. Who does Tarkovsky quote as having said, "If you want to enjoy art, you must be artistically educated"?
(a) Karl Marx.
(b) Aristophanes.
(c) Ingmar Bergman.
(d) William Shakespeare.

15. 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"?
(a) Picasso.
(b) Vincent Van Gogh.
(c) Rembrandt.
(d) Leonardo da Vinci.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is quoted as having said, "'Life is more fantastic than any fiction" in Chapter V?

2. What filming technique did Tarkovsky implement more in The Sacrifice than in any of his other films?

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

4. Of all of his films, in retrospect, Tarkovsky writes, "I have always wanted to tell of people possessed of" what?

5. Who played the role of Adelaide in The Sacrifice?

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