1. Question :
How many acts does the most basic narrative structure in film consists of?
2. Question :
Which setting seems most appropriate for a film about emotional isolation?
A crowded city
A small town
CORRECT An abandoned outpost
A college campus
3. Question :
Which character in a movie is the audience meant to identify with?
CORRECT The protagonist
The love interest
The straight man
4. Question :
What is the most likely reason that theatrical movies have survived competition from television and various home video formats? CORRECT They are communal experiences
They are less expensive to distribute
They are less expensive to attend
They are easier to access
5. Question :
Which film would qualify as a small-budget film?
CORRECT Paranormal Activity
6. Question :
Who is primarily responsible for the visual representation of a film’s story? CORRECT The cinematographer
7. Question :
A good film critic is likely to do which of the following?
Student Answer: CORRECT Examine a film on many levels Rely on personal impressions
Make superficial observations
8. Question :
Why are there fewer professional film critics in print media now than there once were? There are fewer movies being made
Movies are becoming less popular with print audiences CORRECT Media outlets are increasingly hiring wire-service critics
9. Question :
In a scene from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the title characters are holed up inside a building discussing their plans for future bank robberies while the audience is shown the entire Bolivian army gathering outside to kill them. The filmmakers are making use of what literary element in this scene?
CORRECT Dramatic irony
10. Question :
Which of the following is a demonstration of media literacy? Knowing the
names of the actors and director of a movie CORRECT Recognizing how a movie manipulates the audience’s reactions to it Enjoying a movie as simple entertainment