The Big As Media Studies Quiz

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The Big As Media Studies Quiz

A multiple choice quiz focusing on the terms and concepts covered in OCR AS Media Studies.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      By selecting an already existing locale (going on location)

    • B. 

      By constructing the setting

    • C. 

      By controlling colour schemes and creating/sourcing props

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Which of the following are the types of sound in the cinema?
    • A. 

      Loudness, Pitch, Timbre

    • B. 

      Speech, Music, Ambient Sound

    • C. 

      Rhythm, Fidelity, Space

    • D. 

      Time, Perspective, Quality

  • 3. 
    What does a sound track consist of?
    • A. 

      A set of discrete sound units

    • B. 

      A compilation of speech, music and sound effects

    • C. 

      An ongoing stream of auditory information

    • D. 

      Links of events and time in layers

  • 4. 
    Why is sound a powerful film technique?
    • A. 

      Because it engages a distinct sense mode

    • B. 

      Because it can shape audience perception and interpretation

    • C. 

      Because it cues audiences to form expectations

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is not an editing joining method?
    • A. 

      A Fade-in/Fade-out

    • B. 

      A Dissolve

    • C. 

      A Cut

    • D. 

      A Wipe

  • 6. 
    If a sound is coming from off-screen, this means that:
    • A. 

      The film's narration is more restricted at the moment

    • B. 

      The sound is non-diegetic

    • C. 

      The source of the sound is outside of the film space/frame

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Mise-en-scene incorporates the following elements:
    • A. 

      Setting & Props, Costume, Hair & Make-up

    • B. 

      Facial Expressions & Body Language

    • C. 

      Lighting & Colour, Position of Characters & Objects in frame

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Why is sound the hardest cinematic technique to study?
    • A. 

      Not much is written about it

    • B. 

      Audiences generally tend to think of sound as only merely an accompaniment to images

    • C. 

      The sound industry is not very wide-ranging

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    What is the basic purpose of the continuity system?
    • A. 

      To create a smooth flow from shot-to-shot

    • B. 

      To reduce the number of scene changes

    • C. 

      To reduce the action to one plotline

    • D. 

      To create a shot that remains constant for an extended time

  • 10. 
    Which of the following statements is true?
    • A. 

      Costumes and make-up may function to reinforce the film's narrative and to create character traits

    • B. 

      Costumes are separate from props and should not be used as such

    • C. 

      Make-up in film was originally developed in response to the popularity of horror and science-fiction films

    • D. 

      Since the filmmaker usually wants to emphasize the human figures, the costumes provide a neutral background to the settings