A Trivia Quiz On Film Terminology!

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A Trivia Quiz On Film Terminology!

The film industry is such a fascinating entity, and there are so many different terms relating to film. This quiz puts some of these terms on display. In this quiz, you will be responsible for knowing what crosscutting is, what does the film Hana-Bi an example of, what a narrative is, what kind of technique is a 180 -degree system, and what reflexivity is. This quiz will provide you with many words associated with film. You got this.


Questions and Answers
  • 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. 
    What are the four dimensions of film editing
    • 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.

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