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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Lynch claims that many people do not understand that creativity requires a great deal of which of the following:
(a) Talent.
(b) Education.
(c) Discipline.
(d) Mental preparation.

2. Lynch believes that the most important part of the pre-production part of filmmaking is to get everyone on the ______.
(a) Payroll.
(b) Stage.
(c) Same page.
(d) Wagon.

3. Lynch has a burning desire to say what?
(a) Be quiet.
(b) Big abstract things.
(c) Important political ideas.
(d) Spiritual truth.

4. What is the name of the man who introduced TM to the western world?
(a) Dalai Lama.
(b) Deepak Chopra.
(c) Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
(d) Veda.

5. Which of the following is not necessarily under the control of a film's director?
(a) Scene.
(b) Element.
(c) Cameras.
(d) Script.

6. Lynch learned this lesson the hard way when he worked on which movie?
(a) Lost Highways.
(b) Dune.
(c) Eraserhead.
(d) Twin Peaks.

7. Lynch believes that ideas are delivered in what way?
(a) Miraculously.
(b) Insidiously.
(c) Bursts.
(d) Fragments.

8. Which is referenced in relation to the arrival of an idea?
(a) Thunder clap.
(b) Waterfall.
(c) Cartoon character.
(d) Snail.

9. How many stages of consciousness are there?
(a) 3.
(b) 4.
(c) 2.
(d) 5.

10. The author believes that life is filled with ____.
(a) Change.
(b) Pain.
(c) Opportunities.
(d) Abstractions.

11. Which two things must come together to give birth to creativity?
(a) Spirit and mind.
(b) Heart and soul.
(c) Night and day.
(d) Emotion and intellect.

12. Like Lynch, the doctor believes that transcending is a(n) ______ thing.
(a) Concrete.
(b) Interesting.
(c) Measurable.
(d) Abstract.

13. Where did the Lynch family move to when David was a child?
(a) Fairfax.
(b) Jackson.
(c) Richmond.
(d) Alexandria.

14. Lynch believes that creating a bad film is like:
(a) Falling off a bridge.
(b) Giving up a child.
(c) Dying once.
(d) Slipping on a banana peel.

15. Lynch takes great joy in which kind of art?
(a) Realist.
(b) Abstract.
(c) Concrete.
(d) Gothic.

Short Answer Questions

1. What tool is essential to figuring out one's path?

2. What is the surname of the actor Lynch had chosen to be in the film?

3. This type of inspiration happened during the filming of which Lynch movie?

4. In which year does the book startout reviewing Lynch's life?

5. Dealing with which part of the casting process is the most critical?

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