978-1457663543 Test Bank Chapter 7

Document Type
Test Prep
Book Title
The Film Experience: An Introduction 4th Edition
Authors
Patricia White, Timothy Corrigan
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CHAPTER 7
NARRATIVE FILMS: TELLING STORIES
MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS
1. Character development can involve
A. a physical alteration.
B. changes from within.
C. an improvement or advancement in some quality of the character.
2. A historical narrative location
A. is transformed through spiritual or other abstract means related to the narrative.
D. describes spaces and places inscribed with distinctive social values or ideologies.
E. None of the options is correct.
3. A story is
A. focused on one or more characters.
B. the subject matter or raw material of a narrative.
4. The deadline structure
D. is an uncommon temporal schemes in narrative films.
E. None of the options is correct.
5. Third-person narration
A. sees events from outside the story.
B. cannot be omniscient.
D. is a character that does not convey any clear psychological or social connotation.
E. is a character based on a star persona.
7. An example of linear chronology
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D. tells of past events from the perspective of the present or future.
E. None of the options is correct.
8. An example of multiple narration
A. calls attention to the point of view to complicate or subvert its own authority.
B. is signaled by the pronoun “I” in written or spoken texts.
9. Credits
A. are sometimes seen at the beginning and sometimes at the end of a movie.
B. introduce actors, producers, technicians, and others who have worked on the film.
10. Classical Hollywood narrative
A. employs an omniscient or a restricted narration that suggests some degree of realism.
B. often appears as a three-part structure.
FILL-IN-THE-BLANK QUESTIONS
1. The
_____________ orders the events and actions of the story according to particular temporal and spatial
2. The entire world that a story describes or that the viewer infers is called its _____________, which indicates the
4. _____________ suggests an important correlation between a character’s state of mind and the physical place he or
5. When a flashback describes the perspective on the whole story, it creates a _____________ , which tells of past
SHORT-ANSWER QUESTIONS
(3-4 SENTENCES)
1. What effect might be created for the film viewer when a narrative frame brackets the film’s narrative in a way that helps
define its terms and meaning?
2. Explain two possible major general advantages of including divided characters in a film narrative.
3. What is plot order? Give two examples of plot orders and what they each might convey in a film.
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4. How did the introduction of sound technology and dialogue in the late 1920s enable film narratives to create and
develop more intricate characters who were used to propel more complex movie plots?
5. Give an example of a nondiegetic element and explain how it might contribute to the meaning of a film.

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