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Question 1: The most well known Bengali actor to date has been Uttam Kumar; he and co-star ________ were known as The Eternal Pair in the early 1950s.
Bimal RoyKanan DeviSatyajit RaySuchitra Sen

Question 2: The Madan Theatre production of Jamai Shashthi was the first Bengali ________.
PhonofilmSilent filmSound filmWarner Bros.

Question 3: The best archive of Bengali film is Bengali film directory (in ________), Published in 1999, Nandan, West Bengal Film Centre (Calcutta).
English languageCanadaAmerican EnglishSouth Africa

Question 4: Many of the most critically-acclaimed Bengali films were low-budget films, including ________'s famous The Apu Trilogy (1955–1959).
CharulataSatyajit RayPather PanchaliAparajito

Question 5: One of the most well known Bengali actresses was Sharmila Tagore, who debuted in Ray's The World of Apu, and became a major actress in Bengali cinema as well as ________.
Asian cinemaBollywoodSouth Asian cinemaTamil cinema

Question 6: The history of cinema in ________ dates back to the 1890s, when the first "bioscopes" were shown in theatres in Calcutta.
West BengalBengalBangladeshIndia

Question 7: He gave the industry the name "Tollywood" because the Tollygunge district in which it was based rhymed with "Hollywood", and because Tollygunge was the center of the ________ as a whole at the time much like Hollywood was in the cinema of the United States.
Cinema of IndiaSouth Asian cinemaBollywoodCinema of West Bengal

Question 8: However, these were all ________.
D. W. GriffithSilent filmCharlie ChaplinSound film

Question 9: The first Bengali film to be made as a ________ was Jamai Shashthi, released in 1931.
Warner Bros.Sound filmSilent filmPhonofilm

Question 10: The predominantly young audience reveals a marked preference for fast-paced romance-cum-action films featuring strapping young actors instead of the ageing Mithun or the dropped-jaw ________.
Prasenjit ChatterjeeUttam KumarDosarChokher Bali (film)


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