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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was cast as the Narrator in the film Mirror?
(a) Ignat Daniltsev.
(b) Innokentiy Smoktunovsky.
(c) Larisa Tarkovskaya.
(d) Margarita Terekhova.

2. What was Tarkovsky's first feature film?
(a) The Sacrifice.
(b) The Killer.
(c) Nostalgia.
(d) Ivan's Childhood.

3. In what film does the Editor's note that is added in the commentary in this edition, appear as it was Tarkovsky's final film?
(a) Stalker.
(b) The Sacrifice.
(c) The Mirror.
(d) Nostalgia.

4. What word refers to the falling action of a narrative in film?
(a) Denouement.
(b) Ending.
(c) Falling placement.
(d) Finale.

5. Tarkovsky writes in the Introduction, "I realized that I generally came to recognize my own working principles through questioning" what?
(a) What the cinema was capable of.
(b) Everything.
(c) Government.
(d) Established theory.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose ring bore the inscription, 'All will pass'?

2. What was the last of Tarkovsky's student films, while at the Institute?

3. Tarkovsky concludes the Introduction by stating, "The corpus of theory relating to cinema is still" what?

4. Who wrote the short story upon which Ivan's Childhood was based?

5. What Roman poet is best known as the author of the three major collections of erotic poetry: Heroides, Amores, and Ars Amatoria?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Tarkovsky define time and memory in Chapter III?

2. What does Tarkovsky write of his film school days in Chapter IV?

3. What does Tarkovsky assert of modern man in his Introduction to the text?

4. Why and how does Tarkovsky believe cinema arose when it did?

5. What is the relationship of the artist to his audience? What is the role of intercommunication?

6. What was the first moving picture to be released? When and where was it released?

7. How does Tarkovsky feel the director should view the audience? What credit does he give them?

8. How did Tarkovsky approach editing the story of Ivan's Childhood?

9. What does Tarkovsky claim his reasons were in writing, Sculpting in Time: Reflections on the Cinema in the Introduction?

10. What is music's role in film, according to Tarkovsky?

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