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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What can you not rely on on to make the film more interesting, according to Mamet in Chapter 6?
(a) The director.
(b) The sound technician.
(c) The actors.
(d) The camera operator.

2. Mamet recommended the book A Practical Handbook for the Actor, written by whom?
(a) Mamet, Eisenstein, Olnek.
(b) Bruder, Eisenstein.
(c) Bruder, Cohn, Olnek, et al.
(d) Meisner, Adler, et al.

3. What was the reason for the beginning of Oedipus Rex?
(a) Oedipus' mother dying.
(b) The plague.
(c) Oedipus' father dying.
(d) The onset of war.

4. What does David Mamet say that the answer to all of the tedious actor questions is?
(a) Quickly.
(b) Based on the objective.
(c) It doesn't matter.
(d) Look at the text.

5. Mamet says that when he was young, actors spent how many years on stage earning a living by the time they were thirty?
(a) Fifteen.
(b) Five.
(c) Eight.
(d) Ten.

6. What example did Mamet use in Chapter 4 to demonstrate how you don't or do shoot a scene?
(a) A car crash.
(b) A documentary.
(c) A cartoon.
(d) A pig farmer.

7. Stanislavsky wrote that the difficult will become easy and the easy habitual, so that the habitual may become what?
(a) Honest.
(b) Exact.
(c) Beautiful.
(d) True.

8. What is the subheading of Chapter 4?
(a) Storytelling.
(b) Where Do You Put the Camera?
(c) What to Tell the Actors and Where to Put the Camera.
(d) Pig - The Movie.

9. What, in approaching the task of film, do we not have to do all at once, in Mamet's analogy in Chapter 6?
(a) Swim the ocean.
(b) Climb the whole mountain.
(c) Float a river.
(d) Build the house in a day.

10. According to Mamet in Chapter 6, we would like to learn a technique of directing and analyzing as concrete as that of a what?
(a) Scientist.
(b) Sculptor.
(c) Shoemaker.
(d) Painter.

11. According to Mamet, what is one of the imperative questions to ask in the beginning of the hypothetical film in Chapter 5?
(a) Why not?
(b) Who?
(c) Why now?
(d) When?

12. According to Mamet in Chapter 6, it isn't your job to make it what?
(a) Pretty.
(b) Creative.
(c) Interesting.
(d) Truthful.

13. Mamet says in Chapter 4 that a lot of the decisions you think are going to be arbitrary are arrived at through the what?
(a) Unconscious.
(b) Consciousness.
(c) Subconscious.
(d) Dreams.

14. What actress did Mamet mention in the footnotes of Chapter 5 as an actress who could truly act?
(a) Mary Astor.
(b) Meryl Streep.
(c) Donna Reed.
(d) Susan Sarandon.

15. According to Mamet in Chapter 4, "If you don't know what you want, how can you know when _____?"
(a) You're done.
(b) To stop.
(c) To edit.
(d) To begin.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the farmer saw the man on the road, how did Mamet refer to this beat?

2. According to Mamet in Chapter 5, having two reasons for an act are the same as having how many reasons?

3. What, according to Mamet, is the answer to, "Where do we put the camera?"

4. According to Mamet in Chapter 6, you can't make it interesting once you get where?

5. According to Mamet, "In film or in the street, people who describe themselves to you are" what?

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