ENGLISH 225 Week 3 Quiz / A+

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1. What was the first decade in which most major motion pictures were full-fledged talking pictures? (Points : 1)

       The 1910s

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       The 1920s

       The 1930s – correct answer

       The 1940s

2. In what decade did digital sound come into use in movies? (Points : 1)


       The 1990s

       The 1980s – correct answer

       The 1970s

       The 1950s

3. Which of the following tends to be true of silent film acting as opposed to sound film acting? (Points : 1)

       It features overstated gestures and heightened mannerisms – correct answer

       It relies on more subtle movements and expressions

       It more accurately reflects how people behave in the real world

       It is generally less expressive

4. What did filmmakers consider to be the advantage of silent films? (Points : 1)

       They allowed for more realism

       They left more to the audience’s imagination – correct answer

       They had fewer distractions for audiences

       They were less expensive to make

5. What is the correct technical name for the music that plays in the background of a scene while the action takes place? (Points : 1)


       The score – correct answer

       The soundtrack

       The orchestration

       The sound design

6. Which of the following is the worldwide standard still in use for sound recording in film today? (Points : 1)

       Acoustic sound

       Optical sound – correct answer

       Electro-mechanical sound

       Magnetic sound

7. Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein promoted which idea about editing? (Points : 1)

       Continuity editing

       The 180-degree rule

       The Kuleshov effect

       Montage theory – correct answer

8. What is the name of the process used to create everyday sound effects in films? (Points : 1)



       Foley – correct answer


9. Which of the following tasks is part of the process of film editing but not part of the process of book editing? (Points : 1)

       Ensuring that the story makes sense

       Making sure one section logically follows another

       Helping to construct the work itself – correct answer

       Determining that the work holds together as a whole

10. Moving back and forth between shots of a woman tied to a railroad tracks and shots of a speeding train elsewhere on the track is an example of what editing technique? (Points : 1)


       Parallel editing – correct answer

       Continuity editing



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