Quiz #7 Review

Quiz #7 Review - HISTORY OF MEDIA ARTS I QUIZ #7 REVIEW...

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HISTORY OF MEDIA ARTS I QUIZ #7 REVIEW PART I – MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. Which movie company was formed as a result of the advent of sound? A. Paramount B. RKO C. RCA D. Universal E. MGM 2. In order to be a Major , a film company had to be A. Vertically integrated B. Horizontally integrated C. Merged with another company D. Completely out of debt E. None of the above 3. In the early 1930’s, Paramount was known for its A. Gangster movies B. Tragic movies C. European-style productions D. All of the above E. None of the above 4. MGM was distinguishable from the other movie studios because A. Its films, including the B-movies, often looked more luxurious than the other studios B. Its films, including the B-movies, often looked less luxurious than the other studios C. It relied heavily on foreign film stars such as Marlene Dietrich to amass huge blockbuster hits D. A and C E. All of the above 5. Why did Fox enter the Depression in worse shape than the other studios? A. Because it merged with 20 th Century Productions B. Partly as a result of its expansion after the advent of sound C. It could not pay its long-term stars the salaries they demanded D. All of the above E. None of the above
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6. As a result of selling off some of its holdings and cutting costs, Warner Brothers’ films had the following effects: A. Smaller sets B. Same actors in multiple films C. Recycled plots D. All of the above E. None of the above 7. RKO’s slim profits depended on A. Its distribution of comedy films B. Its distribution of drama films C. Its distribution of animated films D. All of the above E. None of the above 8. What was Universal’s early strategy? A. It promoted its stars in comedic films B. It promoted its stars in serious films C. It promoted its stars in horror films D. All of the above E. None of the above 9. How was Columbia able to survive the Depression? A. By borrowing stars or directors from bigger studios B. By avoiding the costs of keeping their stars under contract C. By distributing foreign imports D. A and B E. All of the above 10. United Artists declined mainly because of A. The Great Depression B. The Sound Era C. Decreased profits during the wartime years D. All of the above E. None of the above
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11. What distinguished the Majors from the Minors? A. The Majors produced A pictures for big theatres, and the Minors supplied
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course VM 100 taught by Professor Kociemba during the Spring '08 term at Emerson.

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Quiz #7 Review - HISTORY OF MEDIA ARTS I QUIZ #7 REVIEW...

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