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1
Why is it important for audiences to examine how films embody narrative form?
A)so they can become film scholars
B)because of the prevalence of stories in their lives
C)because narratives are the most popular type of film
D)because without a knowledge of narrative, they cannot understand film
2
A chain of events linked by cause and effect and occurring in time and space is what?
A)exposition
B)plot
C)narrative
D)discourse
3
Which of the following is a diegetic element of film?
A)opening credits
B)soundtrack music
C)non-story-related images
D)dialogue between characters
4
How do films' narratives create mystery?
A)by playing scary music and using eerie lighting
B)by suppressing certain story causes and presenting only effects in the plot
C)with the committing of a crime or an illegal act
D)by creating a detective, policeman, or news-reporter character
5
Which of the following is NOT a convention of time in a film?
A)order
B)duration
C)frequency
D)rhythm
6
What is exposition in film?
A)the portion of the plot that sets out story events and important character traits
B)a chain of events in cause-effect relationship occurring in time and space
C)the introduction of conflict into the plot that needs to be resolved for the story to be complete
D)the development of the story elements and characters once they are introduced
7
What is the most common pattern of plot development?
A)change in character
B)change in conflict
C)change in knowledge
D)change in action
8
The moment-by-moment process that guides the audience in building the story out of plot is called what?
A)plot
B)action
C)climax
D)narration
9
An easy way to analyze the range of narration is to ask what?
A)Who knows when?
B)Who knows why?
C)Who knows what when?
D)Who knows how?
10
Why are "what if" films, such as Sliding Doors and Groundhog Day, appealing to audiences?
A)They appeal to the way people think in ordinary life.
B)They deviate from normal narrative films and break up film monotony.
C)They are silly and fun.
D)They teach people to live each day to the fullest.
11
A film's narration manipulates the audience's degree and the depth of what?
A)understanding
B)knowledge
C)emotion
D)perception
12
Which of the following is true about character narrators?
A)They are restricted to tell only events that they witnessed.
B)They are omniscient and do not confine the commentary to only what a single character knows.
C)They can be subjective, revealing details of inner life, or objective, confining the recounting to external events.
D)They are subjective, revealing details of their inner life, but not objective.
13
Why is fiction considered the classical Hollywood cinema?
A)because of its lengthy, stable, and influential history
B)because it is the most common narrative form
C)because it was the first type of plot in cinema
D)because it is only used in Hollywood, but not in narrative film of other countries
14
An important trait that functions to get the narrative moving is a character's what?
A)goal
B)desire
C)conflict
D)change
15
The comparison of Citizen Kane's beginning with its ending indicates what about film narrative?
A)how ambiguity may arise when certain elements are not clearly motivated
B)how audience experience can be shaped by the way narration governs the flow of story information
C)how narration manipulates audience knowledge of the story-plot distinction
D)how a film may deviate from the patterns of classical Hollywood narrative construction







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