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  • 1. 

    The teen film dates back to the 1950's, with films like The Wild One, Rebel Without a Cause, Jailhouse Rock.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the question states that teen films date back to the 1950s, and it provides examples of such films from that era, including The Wild One, Rebel Without a Cause, and Jailhouse Rock. This suggests that teen films were indeed made in the 1950s, supporting the statement that the teen film genre dates back to that time.

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  • 2. 

    In the 1950's, teen films primarily developed because...

    • A.

      Filmmakers were keen to profit from the lucrative teenage market

    • B.

      Filmmakers wanted to explore important issues related to teenagers

    • C.

      Teenagers were recognised as their own special group

    • D.

      Filmmakers were interested in making films about teenagers

    Correct Answer
    A. Filmmakers were keen to profit from the lucrative teenage market
    Explanation
    In the 1950s, teen films primarily developed because filmmakers were keen to profit from the lucrative teenage market. This suggests that filmmakers saw an opportunity to tap into the growing demographic of teenagers and create films specifically targeted towards them. By catering to the interests and experiences of teenagers, filmmakers could attract a large audience and generate significant profits. This aligns with the trend of commercialization in the film industry, where filmmakers often prioritize financial success and market demand when deciding which films to produce.

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  • 3. 

    A stereotype is:

    • A.

      A widely held, oversimplified image or idea of a particular person, place or idea

    • B.

      An idea of a particular person

    • C.

      A character in a teen film

    • D.

      An oversimplified character

    Correct Answer
    A. A widely held, oversimplified image or idea of a particular person, place or idea
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A widely held, oversimplified image or idea of a particular person, place or idea." A stereotype refers to a generalization or assumption that is commonly held about a specific group or concept. It involves oversimplifying and categorizing individuals or things based on preconceived notions or limited information. Stereotypes can be harmful as they often perpetuate biases and discrimination, disregarding the diversity and individuality within a group.

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  • 4. 

    In teen films, a plastic is...

    • A.

      A popular, shallow and beautiful girl

    • B.

      An arrogant and privileged bully praised for his skill at sport

    • C.

      A disobedient outsider

    • D.

      An introverted loner who is good at school work and probably interested in comic books and computer games

    Correct Answer
    A. A popular, shallow and beautiful girl
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A popular, shallow and beautiful girl." In teen films, the character of a "plastic" is often portrayed as someone who is popular and admired for their physical appearance. They are often depicted as shallow and focused on superficial things like fashion and popularity. This stereotype is commonly seen in movies like Mean Girls, where the "plastics" are the popular girls who rule the school social hierarchy.

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  • 5. 

    Teen films often deal with themes such as... Select all the correct answers.

    • A.

      Friendship

    • B.

      Suspense

    • C.

      Murder

    • D.

      Love

    • E.

      Rebellion

    • F.

      Violence

    • G.

      Rites of passage

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Friendship
    D. Love
    E. Rebellion
    G. Rites of passage
    Explanation
    Teen films often deal with themes such as friendship, love, rebellion, and rites of passage. These themes are commonly explored in movies targeted towards teenagers because they resonate with the experiences and emotions that teenagers go through during their adolescent years. Friendship is a central theme as it explores the dynamics and importance of relationships during this stage of life. Love is another common theme as teenagers often experience their first romantic relationships and navigate the complexities of young love. Rebellion is often depicted as teenagers challenge authority, societal norms, and explore their individuality. Rites of passage, such as graduation or coming-of-age moments, are also frequently explored in teen films as they represent significant milestones in a teenager's life.

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  • 6. 

    "They're teen royalty" says Damien in Mean Girls. "If North Shore was US Weekly, they'd always be on the cover." The stereotype he is referring to is:

    • A.

      Plastic

    • B.

      Nerd

    • C.

      Rebel

    • D.

      Jock

    Correct Answer
    A. Plastic
    Explanation
    The stereotype Damien is referring to is "Plastic". In Mean Girls, the term "Plastic" is used to describe a group of popular, attractive, and socially dominant girls who are seen as the most powerful and influential in their high school. They are known for their fashion sense, social status, and ability to manipulate others. The comparison to being on the cover of US Weekly suggests that they are constantly in the spotlight and the center of attention, just like celebrities.

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  • 7. 

    In teen films, a nerd is...

    • A.

      An introverted loner who is good and school work and probably interested incomic books and computer games

    • B.

      An arrogant and privileged bully praised for his skill at sport

    • C.

      A disobedient outsider

    • D.

      A popular, shallow and beautiful girl

    Correct Answer
    A. An introverted loner who is good and school work and probably interested incomic books and computer games
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "An introverted loner who is good at school work and probably interested in comic books and computer games." This answer aligns with the stereotypical portrayal of a nerd in teen films. Nerds are often depicted as socially awkward, intelligent individuals who excel academically and have niche interests like comic books and computer games.

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  • 8. 

    In Teen Movies: American Youth on Screen, Timothy Shary ties the resurgence of teen movies in the 1980's to the development of shopping malls across the United States.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that Timothy Shary argues that the resurgence of teen movies in the 1980s can be attributed to the rise of shopping malls in the United States. According to Shary, shopping malls became popular social spaces for American youth during this time, and teen movies reflected and capitalized on this cultural phenomenon by setting their stories in and around shopping malls. This connection between teen movies and shopping malls suggests that the development of shopping malls played a significant role in the resurgence of teen movies in the 1980s.

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  • 9. 

    The relationship between teen films and popular music was established in the 1950's with films like Rock Around the Clock, Jailhouse Rock and Gidget.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because in the 1950s, teen films started incorporating popular music as a way to appeal to younger audiences. Films like "Rock Around the Clock," "Jailhouse Rock," and "Gidget" featured popular songs and performances by popular musicians, which became a trend in teen films. This combination of film and music helped to create a cultural phenomenon and further solidified the relationship between teen films and popular music.

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  • 10. 

    Which filmmaker created the iconic teen films The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and Ferris Bueller's Day Off? Note: spelling and punctuation matter!

    Correct Answer
    John Hughes
    Explanation
    John Hughes is the filmmaker who created the iconic teen films The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. His films became synonymous with 1980s teen culture and are still celebrated today for their relatable characters, witty dialogue, and memorable soundtracks. John Hughes had a knack for capturing the angst, humor, and emotions of teenagers, making him a pioneer in the genre of teen films. His work continues to resonate with audiences and has left a lasting impact on popular culture.

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  • 11. 

    In teen films, a rebel is...

    • A.

      A popular, shallow and beautiful girl

    • B.

      An introverted loner who is good a school work and probably interested in comic books and computer games

    • C.

      A disobedient outsider

    • D.

      An arrogant and privileged bully praised for his skill at sport

    Correct Answer
    C. A disobedient outsider
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A disobedient outsider. In teen films, a rebel is typically portrayed as someone who goes against the norms and rules of society. They often challenge authority and do not conform to societal expectations. They may exhibit behaviors such as breaking rules, engaging in rebellious activities, and being independent in their thoughts and actions. They are often seen as outsiders who do not fit in with the mainstream crowd.

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  • 12. 

    The stereotype that best describes this character is:

    • A.

      Rebel

    • B.

      Jock

    • C.

      Nerd

    • D.

      Plastic

    Correct Answer
    A. Rebel
    Explanation
    The character is described as a rebel because they exhibit traits such as nonconformity, defiance of authority, and a rebellious nature. They may challenge societal norms, resist rules and regulations, and engage in rebellious behavior. This stereotype suggests that the character is independent, unconventional, and often goes against the grain.

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  • 13. 

    The stereotype that best describes this character is:

    • A.

      Jock

    • B.

      Plastic

    • C.

      Rebel

    • D.

      Nerd

    Correct Answer
    D. Nerd
    Explanation
    The character in question is best described as a "nerd" based on the given options. This stereotype typically refers to someone who is highly intellectual, socially awkward, and heavily invested in academic pursuits or hobbies that are considered "geeky" or "nerdy." The term "nerd" often carries connotations of being introverted, having a strong interest in technology or science, and prioritizing knowledge over social popularity.

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  • 14. 

    The stereotype that best describes this character is:

    • A.

      Jock

    • B.

      Plastic

    • C.

      Rebel

    • D.

      Nerd

    Correct Answer
    A. Jock
    Explanation
    This character can be described as a "jock" because the term typically refers to someone who is athletic, popular, and often involved in sports. Jocks are often portrayed as physically strong and competitive individuals who excel in physical activities and prioritize their physical appearance. They are commonly associated with being part of the popular crowd and having a confident and outgoing personality.

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  • 15. 

    The stereotype that best describes this character is:

    • A.

      Jock

    • B.

      Rebel

    • C.

      Plastic

    • D.

      Nerd

    Correct Answer
    C. Plastic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Plastic" because this character is most likely portrayed as someone who is superficial, materialistic, and concerned with their appearance and social status. They may prioritize popularity and fitting in with the "cool" crowd, often at the expense of others. The term "plastic" is often used to describe individuals who prioritize superficiality and conformity, making it the most fitting stereotype for this character.

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  • 16. 

    Some early examples of teen films, which first emerged in the 1950's include: Select all the correct answers.

    • A.

      Pretty in Pink

    • B.

      Napoleon Dynamite

    • C.

      Jailhouse Rock

    • D.

      Gidget

    • E.

      Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    • F.

      Scott Pilgrim vs The World

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Jailhouse Rock
    D. Gidget
    Explanation
    The correct answers are Jailhouse Rock and Gidget. These films are considered early examples of teen films that emerged in the 1950s. Pretty in Pink, Napoleon Dynamite, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Scott Pilgrim vs The World are not examples of teen films from the 1950s.

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  • 17. 

    John Hughes is one of the most celebrated and recognised directors in this genre, some of his teen films include: Select all the correct answers.

    • A.

      The Breakfast Club

    • B.

      Gidget

    • C.

      Napoleon Dynamite

    • D.

      Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    • E.

      Mean Girls

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The Breakfast Club
    D. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Explanation
    John Hughes is known for directing teen films, and two of his most celebrated and recognized works in this genre are "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". Therefore, the correct answers are "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off".

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  • 18. 

    A 'convention' is best described as:

    • A.

      A teen film

    • B.

      A type or category of fim

    • C.

      The rules that genres of films follow

    • D.

      The 'story' of the film

    Correct Answer
    C. The rules that genres of films follow
    Explanation
    A 'convention' in the context of films refers to the rules or established practices that specific genres follow. These conventions include common themes, plot structures, character archetypes, and stylistic elements that are typically associated with a particular genre. By adhering to these conventions, filmmakers can create a sense of familiarity and expectation among the audience, allowing them to easily identify and connect with the genre of the film. Therefore, the correct answer is "The rules that genres of films follow."

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  • 19. 

    In teen films, a jock is...

    • A.

      An arrogant and privileged bully praised for his skill at sport

    • B.

      A popular, shallow and beautiful girl

    • C.

      An introverted loner who is good a school work and probably interested in comic books and computer games

    • D.

      A disobedient outsider

    Correct Answer
    A. An arrogant and privileged bully praised for his skill at sport
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "An arrogant and privileged bully praised for his skill at sport." In teen films, the character of a jock is often portrayed as someone who is arrogant and privileged, using their athletic abilities to gain popularity and intimidate others. They are often depicted as bullies, receiving praise and admiration from their peers for their sporting achievements. This stereotype is commonly seen in movies that explore high school dynamics and social hierarchies.

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