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ENG 225 Week 3 Quiz / A+

1. What was the first decade in which most major motion pictures were full-fledged talking pictures? (Points : 1)
The 1910s
The 1920s
The 1930s – correct answer
The 1940s
2. In what decade did digital sound come into use in movies? (Points : 1)
The 1990s
The 1980s – correct answer
The 1970s
The 1950s
3. Which of the following tends to be true of silent film acting as opposed to sound film acting? (Points : 1)
It features overstated gestures and heightened mannerisms – correct answer
It relies on more subtle movements and expressions
It more accurately reflects how people behave in the real world
It is generally less expressive
4. What did filmmakers consider to be the advantage of silent films? (Points : 1)
They allowed for more realism
They left more to the audience’s imagination – correct answer
They had fewer distractions for audiences
They were less expensive to make
5. What is the correct technical name for the music that plays in the background of a scene while the action takes place? (Points : 1)
The score – correct answer
The soundtrack
The orchestration
The sound design
6. Which of the following is the worldwide standard still in use for sound recording in film today? (Points : 1)
Acoustic sound
Optical sound – correct answer
Electro-mechanical sound
Magnetic sound
7. Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein promoted which idea about editing? (Points : 1)
Continuity editing
The 180-degree rule
The Kuleshov effect
Montage theory – correct answer
8. What is the name of the process used to create everyday sound effects in films? (Points : 1)
Foley – correct answer
9. Which of the following tasks is part of the process of film editing but not part of the process of book editing? (Points : 1)
Ensuring that the story makes sense
Making sure one section logically follows another
Helping to construct the work itself – correct answer
Determining that the work holds together as a whole
10. Moving back and forth between shots of a woman tied to a railroad tracks and shots of a speeding train elsewhere on the track is an example of what editing technique? (Points : 1)
Parallel editing – correct answer
Continuity editing


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