Unit 12 : MUSIC - Hỏi đáp

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Read the passage and choose the correct choice. (3 points) Up to about 1915, movies were shot and programs were made up of several works. Then, D.W.Griffith and others began to make longer films that provided the same powerful emotional appeal as did melodrama and presented spectacles far beyond what the theater could offer. Consequently, after World War I increasing numbers of spectators deserted the theater for the movies. This trend was accelerated in the late 1920s as a result of two new elements. In 1927 sound was added to the previously silent film, and thus one of the theater's principal claims to superiority vanished. In 1929 a serious economic depression began. Since audiences could go to the movies for a fraction of what it cost to see a play, theater going became a luxury that few could afford, especially as the depression deepened. By the end of World War II, the American theater had been reduced to about thirty theaters in New York City and a small number of touring companies originating there. 1. One thing that movies could do better than the theater was to ______ A. provide longer programs. B. provide emotional appeal. C. provide more melodrama. D. provide greater spectacles. 2. Up to the 1920s one objection to film was that ______ A. they were too short B. they were silent. C. they were too expensive. D. they did not tell a complete 3. One thing that made people choose the movies over the theater was ______ A. World War I. B. the fact that films were less expensive. C. the fact that films were silent. D. the fact that films were shorter. 4. By the end of the World War II, ________. A. theater had become entertainment for the masses. B. the theater was no longer considered a luxury. C. professional theatrical performances were confined mainly to New York D. There were no theatrical performances outside of New York City. 5. When the author of this paragraph says "this trend was accelerated in late 1920s" he means that ________ A. many more people went to the theater than to the movies. B. the shift away from the movies to the theater was slowed down. C. the popularity of the theater was gradually increasing. D. the shift away from the theater to the movies was speeder up. 1 câu trả lời
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