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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. What enemy of Kurosawa's disappeared with the end of World War II?
(a) The military tribunal.
(b) The censor board.
(c) A rival director.
(d) An unscrupulous producer.

2. Where was Akira directing when Yamamoto Kajiro took ill and died?
(a) France.
(b) China.
(c) The Soviet Union.
(d) The United States.

3. The film One Wonderful Sunday reconnected Akira with whom?
(a) Yamamoto Kajiro.
(b) Mr. Iwamatsu.
(c) His father.
(d) Mr. Tachikawa.

4. Which Kurosawa film is not discussed in SOMETHING LIKE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY?
(a) Sugata Sanshiro.
(b) Ran.
(c) Drunken Angel.
(d) One Wonderful Sunday.

5. What is the subject of The Drunken Angel?
(a) Two young lovers.
(b) The samurai.
(c) The Second World War.
(d) The yakuza.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was Akira angered the first time he saw Rashomon on television?

2. At what film festival was Rashomon hailed to the international Press?

3. What was the American censor response to No Regrets for Our Youth?

4. What is the primary memory Kuosawa has of a Yamamoto Kajiro set?

5. Akira Kurosawa cannot recall the name of which of these influential people?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did an army major and Akira Kurosawa come to an agreement regarding cutting a scene from one of his films?

2. Describe the incident with the censor and the gate?

3. How did Akira find his brother in An Alleyway in the Floating World?

4. What was Akira's editing experience under Yanamoto?

5. How did Akira's brother die?

6. Who were Akira's major influences in becoming the man he became?

7. What terrible experience does Kurosawa relate at the end of An Alleyway in the Floating World?

8. Why does Kurosawa think his writing process was flawed in Scandal?

9. How is Akira Kurosawa angered by the state of Japan's film industry?

10. What was Kurosawa trying to evoke, visually, with Rashomon?

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