History Of The Motion Picture 6th

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History Of The Motion Picture 6th

This is a brief quiz overviewing the history of motion pictures.


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  • 1. 
    ________________________is where the eye retains a visual image for a fraction of a second after the source has been removed.
    • A. 

      Sustained vision

    • B. 

      Still vision

    • C. 

      Persistence of vision

    • D. 

      Second vision

  • 2. 
    ______________________was a hollow drum with a strip of pictures around it's inner surface.
    • A. 

      Zoetrope

    • B. 

      Cinematoscope

    • C. 

      Kinetoscope

    • D. 

      Kinetorgraphe

  • 3. 
    After improving the zoetrope's design, he began holding public screenings in Paris in 1892.
    • A. 

      Thomas Edison

    • B. 

      Emile Reynaud

    • C. 

      Lumiere Brothers

    • D. 

      JK Rowling

  • 4. 
    He assigned William K.L. Dickson  the task of creating a device to record images on film  and play it back on another device.
    • A. 

      Alexander Graham Bell

    • B. 

      Emile Reynaud

    • C. 

      Leonardo da Vinci

    • D. 

      Thomas Edison

  • 5. 
    The device Dickson created in 1891 that recorded images on film was called ____________________.
    • A. 

      The cinematographe

    • B. 

      The kinetoscope

    • C. 

      The zoetrope

    • D. 

      The kinetographe

  • 6. 
    On May 9, 1893, Edison held the first public exhibition using his viewing device called the kinetoscope in what?
    • A. 

      The Black Maria

    • B. 

      The Black Shelia

    • C. 

      The Black Dahlia

    • D. 

      The Brown Maria

  • 7. 
    Who created the first hand held camera in 1895?
    • A. 

      The Marx Brothers

    • B. 

      Georges Maillet

    • C. 

      The Lumiere Brothers

    • D. 

      The Jonas Brothers

  • 8. 
    The Lumiere brothers were the first to create _________(modern day documentary).
    • A. 

      Dramas

    • B. 

      TV

    • C. 

      Actualities

    • D. 

      Melodramas

  • 9. 
    Who was the first person to use film to enhance his magic act?
    • A. 

      Georges Melies

    • B. 

      The Lumiere Brothers

    • C. 

      Thomas Edison

    • D. 

      William Dickson

  • 10. 
    The first commercially successful film was __________________________in 1903.
    • A. 

      The Great Train Robbery

    • B. 

      Intolerance

    • C. 

      One Week

    • D. 

      Gone with the WInd

  • 11. 
    How much did nickelodeons charge to watch a movie?
    • A. 

      10 cents

    • B. 

      2 cents

    • C. 

      50 cents

    • D. 

      5 cents

  • 12. 
    Prior to 1927, movies were completely silent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    By 1910, 90% of all fiction films were made in the USA.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Charlie Chaplin created the character "The Little Tramp."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    "The Jazz Singer" was the first talking motion picture.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Buster Keaton blew off his thumb while performing a stunt on one of his movies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Click all reasons why California was the perfect place for producers to build movie studios?
    • A. 

      Good Weather

    • B. 

      Good Highway system

    • C. 

      Available work force

    • D. 

      Available Land

    • E. 

      Different types of terrain

    • F. 

      Great food

  • 18. 
    In "Singing in the Rain" (1952) who was the main character?
    • A. 

      Lena Lamont

    • B. 

      Kathy Selden

    • C. 

      Don Lockwood

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    After "The Jazz Singer" (1927) it was easy for all silent motion picture actresses and actors to make "talkies".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Check all things that changed after synchronized sound was use in films.
    • A. 

      Actors had to memorize lines

    • B. 

      Music was used during the movie experience

    • C. 

      Each movie had to have it's own set

    • D. 

      Wiring for sound became a problem

    • E. 

      People enjoyed movies