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Quiz over Special Effects Readings and Vocabulary.


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  • 1. 

    How do moviemakers create rain and snow in Hollywood when it is usually sunny?

    • A.

      Latex

    • B.

      Persistence of Vision

    • C.

      Special Effects

    • D.

      Backdrops

    Correct Answer
    C. Special Effects
    Explanation
    Moviemakers create rain and snow in Hollywood through special effects. Special effects techniques such as using water sprayers or sprinklers, fake snow machines, and computer-generated imagery (CGI) are employed to create the illusion of rain and snow on set. These techniques allow filmmakers to control and manipulate the weather conditions in a controlled environment, regardless of the actual weather outside. This enables them to shoot scenes with rain or snow even when it is usually sunny in Hollywood.

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  • 2. 

    Imitate is a synonym for ___________.

    • A.

      Enhanced

    • B.

      Suspend

    • C.

      Animate

    • D.

      Simulate

    Correct Answer
    D. Simulate
    Explanation
    Imitate and simulate are synonyms because they both mean to replicate or mimic something. When you imitate something, you are copying its actions or characteristics. Similarly, when you simulate something, you are reproducing its behavior or appearance. Therefore, simulate is the correct answer as it is a synonym for imitate.

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  • 3. 

    In which early movie were audiences first fooled by artificial snow?

    • A.

      It's A Wonderful Life

    • B.

      Jaws

    • C.

      Jurassic Park

    • D.

      Chronicles of Narnia

    Correct Answer
    A. It's A Wonderful Life
    Explanation
    In the movie "It's A Wonderful Life," audiences were first fooled by artificial snow. This classic film, released in 1946, featured a winter setting with scenes depicting snowfall. However, due to technical limitations at the time, real snow was not feasible to use during filming. As a result, the filmmakers employed the use of artificial snow, which successfully deceived audiences into believing it was real. This movie is renowned for its timeless story and iconic holiday scenes, including the use of artificial snow to create a winter wonderland.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these terms best explains putting one picture on top of another to create a scene in a movie?

    • A.

      Animate

    • B.

      Simulate

    • C.

      Superimposed

    • D.

      Deformed

    Correct Answer
    C. Superimposed
    Explanation
    Superimposed is the correct answer because it refers to the act of placing one image or video on top of another to create a composite scene in a movie. This technique is commonly used in visual effects to combine different elements and create the illusion of one cohesive scene. Animate, simulate, and deformed do not accurately describe the process of overlaying images or videos in this context.

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  • 5. 

    Special Effects are often enhanced by________________.

    • A.

      Advertising

    • B.

      TV Monitors

    • C.

      Computer Technology

    • D.

      CD Players

    Correct Answer
    C. Computer Technology
    Explanation
    Special Effects are often enhanced by computer technology because it allows for more advanced and realistic effects to be created. Computer software and hardware can generate high-quality graphics, manipulate images and videos, and add special effects such as explosions, transformations, and 3D animations. This technology provides filmmakers, game developers, and visual artists with the tools and capabilities to create visually stunning and immersive experiences for the audience. Additionally, computer technology enables the seamless integration of special effects with live-action footage, resulting in a more seamless and believable final product.

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  • 6. 

    Creating an illusion means to ____________________.

    • A.

      To make a false or misleading image in special effects

    • B.

      To make a documentary on bears

    • C.

      To mold a monsters head out of latex

    • D.

      To illustrate a book

    Correct Answer
    A. To make a false or misleading image in special effects
    Explanation
    Creating an illusion refers to the act of producing a deceptive or misleading image using special effects. This could involve manipulating visual elements, such as through the use of computer-generated imagery or practical effects, to create an artificial or unreal perception for the audience. The purpose of creating such illusions is often to enhance the storytelling or visual experience in movies, television shows, or other forms of media.

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  • 7. 

    What is Latex?

    • A.

      A robotic dinosaur figure

    • B.

      A flexible jelly-like material

    • C.

      A hideous scar

    • D.

      The only kind of paint used on the set

    Correct Answer
    B. A flexible jelly-like material
    Explanation
    Latex is a flexible jelly-like material that is commonly used in various industries for its stretchability and durability. It is often used in the production of clothing, gloves, medical devices, and even in the creation of special effects in movies. Latex has a unique ability to conform to different shapes and is known for its elasticity, making it a versatile material. It is not a robotic dinosaur figure, a hideous scar, or the only kind of paint used on the set.

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  • 8. 

    Which new special effects tool has changed the movie industry?

    • A.

      Puppetry

    • B.

      Latex

    • C.

      Stop-motion filming

    • D.

      Computer animation

    Correct Answer
    D. Computer animation
    Explanation
    Computer animation has revolutionized the movie industry by providing a new special effects tool. Unlike puppetry, latex, and stop-motion filming, computer animation allows filmmakers to create realistic and immersive visual effects that were previously impossible. With computer animation, filmmakers can bring to life fantastical creatures, create breathtaking action sequences, and enhance the overall storytelling experience. This technology has opened up endless possibilities for filmmakers, enabling them to push the boundaries of creativity and deliver visually stunning movies to audiences worldwide.

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  • 9. 

    The shark used in the movie jaws and E.T. were both examples of which special effect technique?

    • A.

      Latex

    • B.

      Puppetry

    • C.

      Stop-motion filming

    • D.

      Stunt doubles

    Correct Answer
    B. Puppetry
    Explanation
    The correct answer is puppetry. Puppetry is a special effect technique used in movies to bring inanimate objects to life. In the movies "Jaws" and "E.T.", puppets were used to create the realistic movements and actions of the shark and the extraterrestrial creature respectively. Puppetry allows filmmakers to control the movements and expressions of the characters, making them appear more lifelike on screen.

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  • 10. 

    Which word means twisted, unnatural, and hideous?

    • A.

      Flexible

    • B.

      Ugly

    • C.

      Deformed

    • D.

      Phenomenon

    Correct Answer
    C. Deformed
    Explanation
    The word "deformed" means twisted, unnatural, and hideous. It refers to something that has been distorted or disfigured from its normal or natural state, resulting in an abnormal or grotesque appearance.

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  • 11. 

    Which of these means the same as to pretend something is real?

    • A.

      To understand

    • B.

      Persistence of vision

    • C.

      Change your viewpoint

    • D.

      Suspend your disbelief

    Correct Answer
    D. Suspend your disbelief
    Explanation
    The phrase "to pretend something is real" refers to the act of temporarily accepting or believing in something that may not be true or real. "Suspend your disbelief" means the same thing, as it involves setting aside one's skepticism or doubts in order to fully engage or immerse oneself in a fictional or imaginary situation. It implies temporarily accepting the unreal or unlikely as if it were real, similar to pretending.

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  • 12. 

    A blue screen is also known as ______________.

    • A.

      A backdrop

    • B.

      Chroma Blue

    • C.

      A skylight

    • D.

      A blue light

    Correct Answer
    B. Chroma Blue
    Explanation
    Chroma Blue is the correct answer because it refers to a specific shade of blue that is commonly used as a background in film and television production. This shade of blue is chosen because it is easily distinguishable from the colors worn by actors or objects in the foreground, making it easier to remove or replace the background during post-production processes like chroma keying.

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  • 13. 

    A series of pictures in rapid succession is know as__________________.

    • A.

      Animation

    • B.

      Superimposed

    • C.

      Horror Flicks

    • D.

      Phenomenon

    Correct Answer
    A. Animation
    Explanation
    Animation refers to a series of pictures shown in rapid succession to create the illusion of movement. This technique is commonly used in movies, cartoons, and video games to bring characters and objects to life. Superimposed refers to the process of overlaying one image or video on top of another. Horror flicks are a genre of movies that focus on creating fear and suspense. Phenomenon refers to any observable event or occurrence.

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  • 14. 

    The movie Jurassic Park used which of the following special effects to create life like dinosaurs?

    • A.

      Real dinosaurs

    • B.

      Computer generated people

    • C.

      Chroma Blue

    • D.

      Latex

    Correct Answer
    D. Latex
    Explanation
    The movie Jurassic Park used latex special effects to create life-like dinosaurs. Latex is a material that can be molded and shaped to resemble the texture and appearance of dinosaur skin. This allowed the filmmakers to create realistic-looking dinosaurs that could interact with the actors and the environment. Using latex special effects was a crucial element in bringing the dinosaurs to life on the big screen in Jurassic Park.

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  • 15. 

    When using a Chroma Blue as a backdrop, what color can an actor not wear because any of this color will look like holes on the actor's body?

    • A.

      Black

    • B.

      Blue

    • C.

      Green

    • D.

      Red

    Correct Answer
    B. Blue
    Explanation
    When using a Chroma Blue backdrop, an actor cannot wear the color blue because it will blend with the backdrop and create the illusion of holes on their body. This is because the Chroma Blue backdrop is designed to be easily replaced or removed in post-production, and wearing the same color as the backdrop would make it difficult to distinguish the actor from the background.

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