A Trivia Quiz On Film Terminology!

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A Trivia Quiz On Film Terminology!

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  • 1. 
    Crosscutting is a term that refers to
    • A. 

      A technique that smooths the transition between shots portraying a single action.

    • B. 

      Editing that cuts between two or more actions occurring at the same time and place.

    • C. 

      The removal of a portion of the film resulting in an instantaneous advance in action.

    • D. 

      A direct change from one shot to another.

  • 2. 
    The film Hana-Bi is an example of
    • A. 

      Discontinuity editing.

    • B. 

      Continuity editing.

    • C. 

      Intensified continuity.

    • D. 

      A Japanese man with many responsibilities.

  • 3. 
    A narrative is something innate to all cultures and follows a structure like which of the following
    • A. 

      Climax, emotional response, end.

    • B. 

      Explains the state of affairs, complicating actions, emotional response.

    • C. 

      Intro of setting and characters, state of affairs, initiating event.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 4. 
    A master shot (also referred to as an establishing shot or cover shot) serves the purpose of
    • A. 

      Showing a character from the chest to the top of the head.

    • B. 

      Shot of a particular detail.

    • C. 

      A full body shot filling the frame.

    • D. 

      A foundation for a sequence that shows the location of the ensuing action.

  • 5. 
    The 180 degree system is a technique that
    • A. 

      Maintains consistent screen direction.

    • B. 

      Orients the viewer and ensures a sense of cinematic space.

    • C. 

      Allows for the camera to move side to side over an imaginary line.

    • D. 

      Both A and B.

  • 6. 
    Versimilitude is a term that means
    • A. 

      Placing into infinity.

    • B. 

      The character whose point-of-view we follow in a film.

    • C. 

      The perspective that we follow in a film.

    • D. 

      The true likeness or appearance of reality.

  • 7. 
    Reflexivity is a term that refers to
    • A. 

      An editing technique that cuts to the future in a narrative.

    • B. 

      Acknowledging the cinematic device reminding viewers that they are watching a film.

    • C. 

      Self representation intended to combat stereotypes.

    • D. 

      The placement of two things that are usually abstract near one another.

  • 8. 
    The elements of mise-en-scene include
    • A. 

      Costumes

    • B. 

      Make-up

    • C. 

      Scenery

    • D. 

      Movement

    • E. 

      None of the above

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT a binary opposite that Western film is based on
    • A. 

      Formal realism/social realism

    • B. 

      Individual/community

    • C. 

      Wilderness/civilization

    • D. 

      Nature/culture

  • 10. 
    Graphic match cut refers to
    • A. 

      The omission of time that separates one shot from another.

    • B. 

      The intercutting of two or more lines of action that occur simultaneously.

    • C. 

      The similarity between shots A and B is in the shape and form of what we see.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 11. 
    A scene is 
    • A. 

      A direct change from one shot to the next.

    • B. 

      An uninterrupted run of the camera.

    • C. 

      A complete unit of plot action.

    • D. 

      A series of edited shots characterized by inherent unity, theme and purpose.

  • 12. 
    Genre refers to
    • A. 

      A particular style or category of works of art.

    • B. 

      The storytelling aspects of film that seem to exist on their own.

    • C. 

      The feeling that the audience gets by means of the writing of a script.

    • D. 

      The impact that a film has on an audience.

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Emotional relations, rhythmic relations, focus relations, continuity relations.

    • B. 

      Graphic relations, collision relations, temporal relations, planarity relations.

    • C. 

      Temporal relations, graphic relations, spatial relations, rhythmic relations.

    • D. 

      Rhythmic relations, emotional relations, temporal relations, physical relations.

  • 14. 
    Intensified continuity involves
    • A. 

      More rapid editing.

    • B. 

      A higher pitch of emphasis.

    • C. 

      The dominant style of American mass-audience films.

    • D. 

      A free-ranging camera.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 15. 
    Diegetic sounds is a sound that
    • A. 

      Emanates from the scene and is not extraneous to it.

    • B. 

      The primary focus of the 11'09"01 article.

    • C. 

      Music played over the scene and is the primary sound heard.

    • D. 

      Both A and B.