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Double The Drama: Ozark And Maniac Quiz - Quiz

Embark on a thrilling journey through the captivating worlds of "Ozark" and "Maniac" with our quiz that brings these two gripping series head-to-head. Explore the intense family dynamics and criminal enterprises in the Ozarks, led by the brilliant Jason Bateman, and then delve into the mind-bending psychological drama starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill in "Maniac."

This quiz isn't just a test of your TV knowledge; it's a showdown between crime and psychology, suspense and surrealism. Double the drama, double the excitement – challenge yourself to our "Double the Drama: Ozark vs. Maniac Quiz" and see if you can navigate the Read morecomplexities of both series.

Uncover twists, recall memorable moments, and prove your mastery of these Netflix favorites. Are you ready for the ultimate showdown? Take this quiz to check your knowledge of the Narrative & Ideology outcome.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A motif is:

    • A.

      Wall art

    • B.

      Short for character motivation

    • C.

      The exact point at the middle of the film

    • D.

      A prop, setting, sound or visual element that is repeated throughout the film, with symbolic and significant meaning

    Correct Answer
    D. A prop, setting, sound or visual element that is repeated throughout the film, with symbolic and significant meaning
    Explanation
    A motif in a film refers to a recurring prop, setting, sound, or visual element that holds symbolic and significant meaning. It is not related to wall art, character motivation, or the exact midpoint of the film. Motifs are used by filmmakers to convey deeper themes or ideas and create a sense of cohesion and repetition throughout the narrative.

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  • 2. 

    A motif in Maniac is

    • A.

      Rain

    • B.

      Rainbows

    • C.

      Umbrellas 

    Correct Answer
    B. Rainbows
    Explanation
    There’s a motif in the show in general—but also at Neberdine Pharmaceuticals—of rainbows. Their slogan is “Find the end of your rainbow”.

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  • 3. 

    A motif in OZARK is the blue grey colour palette:

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Creators of OZARK describe the colour palette as "a constant, dark and menacing threat"

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  • 4. 

    Non diegetic sound is best described as:

    • A.

      Only used in feature films

    • B.

      Subtle and cannot be heard by the audience

    • C.

      Loud and annoying

    • D.

      Sound that exists outside the ‘world’ of the narrative, such as music overlay.

    Correct Answer
    D. Sound that exists outside the ‘world’ of the narrative, such as music overlay.
    Explanation
    Non diegetic sound refers to sound that exists outside the narrative world of a film or any other form of storytelling. It includes elements like background music, voice-overs, and sound effects that are not part of the characters' immediate environment or actions. This type of sound is used to enhance the audience's experience and create a certain mood or atmosphere. It is not limited to feature films and can be found in various forms of media.

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  • 5. 

    Radiohead's "Decks Dark" soundtrack is an example of what type of sound, diegetic OR non-diegetic?

    • A.

      Diegetic sound

    • B.

      Non-diegetic sound

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-diegetic sound
    Explanation
    Radiohead's music is often described as contemplative, sombre, edgy, ethereal (and the singer's voice is non traditional, often fragile) "They establish a complex system of unnatural sounds, organised into mesmerizing sonic layers to engage even the most jaded music lovers. Radiohead is not perfect in every way; it's all of their little perfections and imperfections that add up to make their music incredibly unique".

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  • 6. 

    Radiohead's 'Deck's Dark' song (Ozark episode 1 closing) can be described as:

    • A.

      Upbeat & joyful

    • B.

      Foreboding, haunting & ethereal

    Correct Answer
    B. Foreboding, haunting & ethereal
    Explanation
    The song "Deck's Dark" by Radiohead, featured in the closing of Ozark episode 1, can be described as foreboding, haunting, and ethereal. The music creates a sense of unease and anticipation, with its dark and mysterious atmosphere. The haunting melodies and ethereal vocals add to the overall atmospheric quality of the song, evoking a feeling of tension and suspense.

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  • 7. 

    In Maniac, the Dinner Party scene, the brothers sing in a quartet, known as a harmony / Barber shop melody.  This is an example of :

    • A.

      Diegetic music

    • B.

      Non-diegetic music

    Correct Answer
    A. Diegetic music
    Explanation
    In the given scene from Maniac, the brothers singing in a quartet is an example of diegetic music. Diegetic music refers to the music that is heard within the context of the story and is part of the narrative. In this case, the characters themselves are performing the music as part of the dinner party scene, making it an integral part of the story. Non-diegetic music, on the other hand, is music that is added to enhance the mood or atmosphere of a scene but is not actually heard by the characters in the story.

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  • 8. 

    The opening scene of Ozark (tick any that apply)

    • A.

      References the Middle Class as having disappeared or 'evaporating' (perhaps since the 2009 Recession / Global Financial Crisis

    • B.

      Utilises a flash forward (editing) 

    • C.

      References the ideology of The American Dream

    • D.

      Utilises both non-diegetic and diegetic sound

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. References the Middle Class as having disappeared or 'evaporating' (perhaps since the 2009 Recession / Global Financial Crisis
    B. Utilises a flash forward (editing) 
    C. References the ideology of The American Dream
    D. Utilises both non-diegetic and diegetic sound
    Explanation
    The opening scene of Ozark references the Middle Class as having disappeared or 'evaporating' since the 2009 Recession/Global Financial Crisis. It also utilizes a flash forward editing technique, which suggests that events in the future will be shown. The scene further references the ideology of The American Dream, portraying the struggle and pursuit of success in a capitalist society. Additionally, the scene utilizes both non-diegetic and diegetic sound, combining sounds that are external to the story world with sounds that are part of the characters' reality.

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  • 9. 

    A convention of the crime drama is:

    • A.

      Mise en scene: Title relates to setting (OZARK/ the lakes of the OZARKS)

    • B.

      Character development: The protagonist never acts immorally

    Correct Answer
    A. Mise en scene: Title relates to setting (OZARK/ the lakes of the OZARKS)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mise en scene: Title relates to setting (OZARK/ the lakes of the OZARKS). In crime dramas, it is common for the title of the show or movie to directly relate to the setting in which the story takes place. This helps to establish the atmosphere and location of the crime drama, giving the audience a sense of the world in which the story unfolds. In the case of "OZARK," the title refers to the specific region of the Ozarks, which becomes a significant backdrop for the events and criminal activities depicted in the show.

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  • 10. 

    In the Dinner Party scene in Maniac, a ........ ........... is used to highlight Adelaide is admired by, or somehow connected to Owen.

    Correct Answer
    whip pan
    Explanation
    In the Dinner Party scene in Maniac, a whip pan is used to highlight Adelaide is admired by, or somehow connected to Owen. A whip pan is a type of camera movement where the camera quickly pans from one subject to another in a swift and dynamic manner. By using a whip pan to transition from Owen to Adelaide, the scene suggests a strong connection or admiration between the two characters. This technique adds visual interest and emphasizes their relationship in a subtle yet effective way.

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  • 11. 

    Consider the scene where Wendy and Charlotte embrace as they frantically pack the car to prepare for their abrupt move to the Ozarks. Tick all of the boxes below that relate to this scene (hint: there is only one incorrect, so select 4 correct answers)

    • A.

      The scene makes use of a continuous slow zoom

    • B.

      There is no diegetic sound in this scene

    • C.

      The non diegetic menacing rumble of the low-pitched, sustained orchestral note carries through from the previous scene bringing the undercurrent of menace with it. It's a sombre, stirring orchestral score engages the audience in a visceral and climatic moment.

    • D.

      Wendy's reassuring words “you’re gonna have to help mummy over the next few days … I know we’ll work this out later" are virtually inaudible, the stirring non diegetic music rises and peaks to create a visceral response.

    • E.

      A simple three cut edit is utilised in this scene, but combined with ultra-slow camera zoom allows audiences to focus on the genuine and tender moment, the physical embrace is the focus of this scene.   Shot A: wide shot of W & C at the car                Shot B: cut to a front on view of Wendy's embrace of Charlotte                Shot C: return to shot A, but closer as a result of continuous slow camera move continues,                              we again are invited closer

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The scene makes use of a continuous slow zoom
    C. The non diegetic menacing rumble of the low-pitched, sustained orchestral note carries through from the previous scene bringing the undercurrent of menace with it. It's a sombre, stirring orchestral score engages the audience in a visceral and climatic moment.
    D. Wendy's reassuring words “you’re gonna have to help mummy over the next few days … I know we’ll work this out later" are virtually inaudible, the stirring non diegetic music rises and peaks to create a visceral response.
    E. A simple three cut edit is utilised in this scene, but combined with ultra-slow camera zoom allows audiences to focus on the genuine and tender moment, the physical embrace is the focus of this scene.   Shot A: wide shot of W & C at the car                Shot B: cut to a front on view of Wendy's embrace of Charlotte                Shot C: return to shot A, but closer as a result of continuous slow camera move continues,                              we again are invited closer
    Explanation
    The scene makes use of a continuous slow zoom, allowing the audience to focus on the genuine and tender moment of Wendy and Charlotte's embrace. The non-diegetic menacing rumble of the low-pitched, sustained orchestral note carries through from the previous scene, creating an undercurrent of menace. The sombre and stirring orchestral score engages the audience in a visceral and climactic moment. Wendy's reassuring words are virtually inaudible, drowned out by the stirring non-diegetic music, which rises and peaks to create a visceral response. The scene also utilizes a simple three-cut edit, combined with the ultra-slow camera zoom, to further emphasize the physical embrace as the focus of the scene.

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  • 12. 

    The decline of the American Dream since the GFC (Global Financial Crisis) can be evidenced in Marty's dialogue in the opening scene where he states the middle class is:

    Correct Answer(s)
    evaporating
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that Marty's statement in the opening scene of the dialogue indicates the decline of the American Dream since the Global Financial Crisis. The word "evaporating" implies that the middle class is disappearing or vanishing, which implies a decrease in economic stability and opportunities for upward mobility. This supports the idea that the American Dream, which traditionally includes the ability to achieve success and prosperity through hard work and determination, is becoming less attainable for the middle class.

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  • 13. 

    In VCE Media, the study of Narrative & Ideology:

    • A.

      Explores the reasons why actors choose to work in film

    • B.

      Teaches us about all aspects of all genres across film and television series

    • C.

      Explores how narratives are organised, structured and engage audiences AND how these narratives reflect ideologies present in a society

    Correct Answer
    C. Explores how narratives are organised, structured and engage audiences AND how these narratives reflect ideologies present in a society
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "explores how narratives are organised, structured and engage audiences AND how these narratives reflect ideologies present in a society." This answer accurately describes the focus of the study of Narrative & Ideology in VCE Media. It explains that the study explores the organization and structure of narratives, as well as how they engage audiences. Additionally, it highlights the examination of how these narratives reflect the ideologies that exist in a given society.

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  • 14. 

    OZARK, as a genre, is best described as a:

    • A.

      Drama

    • B.

      Crime drama

    • C.

      Thriller

    Correct Answer
    B. Crime drama
    Explanation
    OZARK is best described as a crime drama because it primarily focuses on the criminal activities and the consequences faced by the characters. The show revolves around a financial planner who gets involved in money laundering for a Mexican drug cartel. It delves into the complexities of the criminal world, the moral dilemmas faced by the characters, and the tension created by their constant struggle to survive in a dangerous environment. The combination of crime elements and dramatic storytelling makes it a crime drama rather than a pure thriller or drama.

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