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FTV 375 QUIZ 2 Question 1 (5 points) Which of the following is NOT a method that Jack Webb used to stress authenticity in Dragnet? Question 1 options: He included the dull routine of police wor... k in the narratives He focused on sensational gunplay and violence He adapated stories from the case files of the LAPD He commonly shot the episodes on location Question 2 (5 points) The conventional hero in TV westerns primarily appealed to 1950s American culture through: Question 2 options: A depiction of ideal masculinity A criticism of contemporary American culture An explicit address to women The use of violence and savagery Question 3 (5 points) The “Vast Wasteland” speech: Question 3 options: Called for an end to Senator McCarthy’s anti-communist hearings and the Hollywood blacklist Was delivered by John F. Kennedy Derided generic programming and called for television executives to improve TV content Announced the end of the Least Objectionable Programming policy and a new focus on the youth audience Question 4 (5 points) The off-network syndication market was one of the primary factors in the rise of filmed episodic narrative programs. Question 4 options: True False Question 5 (5 points) Which of the following statements does NOT describe a function of genre? Question 5 options: Genres are static with little apparent innovation, and tend to not articulate a culture’s ideology A genre label can allow us to predict with reasonable certainty what kind of TV show to expect A TV program's genre may be used to predict its financial success depending on the overall appeal of the genre in the TV market Genres provide a blueprint for creators to assemble articulations of the genre through TV content Question 6 (5 points) What is the central thematic binary of the Western Genre that informs all of its generic visual and narrative conventions? Question 6 options: Civilization vs. wilderness The hero vs. the villain The frontier vs. the "Indians" Iconography vs. narrative Question 7 (5 points) Which of the following is NOT true of Edward R. Murrow's critique of Senator Joseph McCarthy on See It Now? Question 7 options: It was edited in such a way to use McCarthy's own words against him It was presented with a clear understanding of the strengths of the TV medium It was fully supported by CBS It went against Least Objectionable Programming Question 8 (5 points) Narrative TV shows in the 1950s directly and explicitly addressed Cold War issues. Question 8 options: True False Question 9 (5 points) Dragnet 1967 proved to be not as popular with the American TV audience mostly because of its: Question 9 options: complex meditation on the role of law enforcement in American society exploration of societal ills from both the points of view of the police and the criminals reliance on action, car chases, and gunfights inability to change its approach to the cop show formula in order to speak to the youth audience Question 10 (5 points) What was the main reason that the 'Adult' TV western became so popular with the networks in the late-50s and early-60s? Question 10 options: The desire to explore American masculinity and violence The ability to comment on Cold War issues through allegory and metaphor A response to Newton Minnow's "Vast Wasteland" speech The expansion of merchandising opportunities and advertising revenue [Show More]

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