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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the scenario in Chapter 2, how early did the protagonist arrive to the class?
(a) 45 minutes.
(b) 10 minutes.
(c) 20 minutes.
(d) 30 minutes.

2. According to Mamet in Chapter 3, "To get into the scene late and to get out early is to demonstrate _____ for your audience."
(a) Empathy.
(b) Honor.
(c) Respect.
(d) Truth.

3. What was the third beat about in the hypothetical film in Chapter 2?
(a) Waiting.
(b) Respect.
(c) Homage.
(d) Preparing.

4. In ADR, what does D stand for?
(a) Drive.
(b) Dictation.
(c) Density.
(d) Dialogue.

5. What is the term which refers to the protagonist's immediate goal?
(a) Superobjective.
(b) Obstacle.
(c) Objective.
(d) Motivation.

6. What is a progression toward the simplest, most ordered state, according to Mamet in Chapter 2?
(a) Streamlining.
(b) Examination.
(c) Entropy.
(d) Delineation.

7. The newspaper reviewer criticized an author for attempting screenwriting because he was nearly what?
(a) Blind.
(b) Illiterate.
(c) Deaf.
(d) Paralyzed.

8. Who told Alice it didn't matter which road she took, as cited by Mamet in Chapter 2?
(a) The Mad Hatter.
(b) The Caterpillar.
(c) The Rabbit.
(d) The Cheshire Cat.

9. According to Mamet in Chapter 3, the only thing the dramatic form is good for is what?
(a) Character creation.
(b) Telling a story.
(c) Artistic expression.
(d) Political gain.

10. According to Mamet in Chapter 3, "In addition to what you will or not learn about the medium through your desire to understand it, that desire itself will be ______."
(a) Manifested.
(b) Established.
(c) Attained.
(d) Created.

11. All the audience cares about is the what, according to Mamet?
(a) Narration.
(b) Objective.
(c) Protagonist.
(d) Thrust of the scene.

12. According to Mamet, storytellers need to be warned against falling into what?
(a) Characterization.
(b) Narration.
(c) Elaboration.
(d) Circularity.

13. What is another term for "looping"?
(a) Voiceover.
(b) Steadicam.
(c) ADR.
(d) Editing.

14. What was Hitchcock's phrase for the thing which the protagonist is chasing?
(a) Objective.
(b) MacDufflin.
(c) MacGuffin.
(d) MacGriffin.

15. Who wrote Memories, Dream, Reflections?
(a) Carl Jung.
(b) Sigmund Freud.
(c) Bruno Bettelheim.
(d) Constantin Stanislavsky.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Mamet in Chapter 3, the film business is caught in a spiral of degeneracy because it is run by people who have no what?

2. What does Mamet say most modern art is based around?

3. Mamet says in Chapter 3 that it is the nature of human perception to go to what?

4. According to Mamet, it is essential to cut that which has what to us?

5. Whose method relies on a succession of images juxtaposed so that the contrast moves the story forward?

(see the answer keys)

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