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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Where did Lynch begin practicing TM?
(a) Philadelphia.
(b) Kansas City.
(c) Butte.
(d) Los Angeles.

3. What is the surname of the actor Lynch had chosen to be in the film?
(a) Pitt.
(b) Miller.
(c) Hopper.
(d) Sutherland.

4. Which branch of science is referred to in this section?
(a) Vedic.
(b) Atmic.
(c) Biology.
(d) Chemisty.

5. Dealing with which part of the casting process is the most critical?
(a) Rehearsal.
(b) Salary.
(c) Dressing rooms.
(d) Agents.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what movie was the actor cast?

2. What was the surname of the composer/musician that was a critical part of the film?

3. How long did it take to make that particular movie?

4. Which of the following is not necessarily under the control of a film's director?

5. If a solution comes to Lynch while he is in the last stage of consciousness, he refers to it as:

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the author's opinion on the amount of control a director should have over a film? What is Lynch's explanation?

2. Give an example of Lynch's policy on actors regarding the lead in "Blue Velvet."

3. What caused Lynch to put his artistic dreams on hold when he was a child?

4. What scientific theory supported the effects of TM? What part of science developed and supported the theory? What other type of science supported the theory?

5. Why does Lynch discount it when people say they are not informed enough to interpret cinema? What is a common bond between viewers?

6. Explain Lynch's breakthrough at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. How did the project start? What did it inspire?

7. What creates an initial idea? How do bigger ideas come into reality? How does Lynch feel about idea fragments?

8. Why is rehearsal important? What is its purpose?

9. Why does Lynch believe that every film is an experiment? What happens if the experiment fails?

10. Explain the definition and practice of transcendence. Is it easily achieved?

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