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Question 1: Movie-making was still a business however, and motion picture companies made money by operating under the ________.
RKO PicturesSound filmMajor film studioStudio system

Question 2: Blockbusters typically rely upon star power and massive ________ to attract a huge audience.
Advertising researchBrandProduct placementAdvertising

Question 3: In 1894, the world's first commercial motion picture exhibition was given in New York City, using Thomas Edison's ________.
William Kennedy Dickson35 mm filmFilmKinetoscope

Question 4: Its history is sometimes separated into four main periods: the silent film era, classical Hollywood cinema, ________, and the contemporary period (after 1980).
Academy Award for Best Supporting ActressNew HollywoodThe GodfatherIndependent film

Question 5: After The Jazz Singer was released in 1927, ________ gained huge success and was able to acquire their own string of movie theaters, after purchasing Stanley Theaters and First National Productions in 1928.
Warner Bros. AnimationWarner Bros. TelevisionTurner EntertainmentWarner Bros.

Question 6: In the earliest days of the American film industry, ________ was the epicenter of film-making.
New YorkMassachusettsConnecticutNew Jersey

Question 7: v Wilson case, in which the ________ reversed its earlier position, from 1915's Mutual Film Corporation v.
United States courts of appealsUnited States CongressUnited States ConstitutionSupreme Court of the United States

Question 8: The relation between Hollywood and ________ began with a need for Hollywood to acquire a status of power by being seen with politicians and that relation is today reversed with Washington’s need for Hollywood’s money.
AlaskaWashingtonOregonNorthwestern United States

Question 9: By 1968, the ________ (MPAA) had replaced the Hays Code-which was now greatly violated after the government threat of censorship that justified the origin of the code had ended- with the film rating system.
Motion Picture Association of AmericaFile sharingThe Pirate Bay raidTrade group efforts against file sharing

Question 10: The United States was in the forefront of ________'s development in the following decades.
Silent filmWarner Bros.PhonofilmSound film

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