CLEP Humanities : Analyzing the Content of Film

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for CLEP Humanities

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Performing Arts

Which film has a plot based around the lives of various people in an African city during World War II?

Possible Answers:

The Maltese Falcon

Citizen Kane

Gone With The Wind


The Philadelphia Story

Correct answer:



Casablanca, made in 1942, features a plot based around the intersection of various people who have found themselves in the eponymous Moroccan city thanks to the upheavals of World War II. Primarily focused on a romance between Humphrey Bogart's Rick and Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa, the story includes many other storylines that touch the main plot. Casablanca is often listed as among the greatest films in polls of both critics and audiences.

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