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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Using the example the class previously created, in Chapter 4, what is "the scene"?
(a) To eradicate danger.
(b) To get a retraction.
(c) To sell a pig.
(d) To get respect.

2. Mamet says that the greatest lesson in acting is to perform the physical motions of the script, how?
(a) As exact as possible.
(b) As elaborately as possible.
(c) As simply as possible.
(d) As succinctly as possible.

3. Which chapter did Mamet recommend the students read in, A Practical Handbook for the Actor?
(a) Character.
(b) Analysis.
(c) Dictation.
(d) Structure.

4. What does Mamet say that dramatic analysis is like in Chapter 6?
(a) Plotting a compass course.
(b) Solving a math equation.
(c) Literary analysis.
(d) Critical thinking.

5. The study of what is very useful for directors, according to Mamet?
(a) Photography.
(b) Myth.
(c) Science.
(d) Dreams.

6. What does Mamet say that the people in Hollywood don't have, in Chapter 5?
(a) Money.
(b) Education.
(c) Souls.
(d) Seriousness.

7. After shooting which take do you not even remember why you were born?
(a) Fifteenth.
(b) Tenth.
(c) Twelfth.
(d) Twentieth.

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

9. What, in Mamet's analogy in Chapter 6, are the marker buoys?
(a) Small objectives.
(b) The plot.
(c) The character.
(d) The superobjective.

10. Which story of the farmer's did the class decide to go with in Chapter 5?
(a) Getting money for food.
(b) Getting rid of danger.
(c) Saving the child.
(d) Having no money.

11. Mamet says in Chapter 4 that movies are made out of what?
(a) Very simple ideas.
(b) Epic dramas.
(c) Heroic struggles.
(d) Elaborate stories.

12. The only reason characters speak is what?
(a) To express exposition.
(b) To narrate.
(c) To tell a story.
(d) To get what they want.

13. What does Mamet say is the superobjective of the hero in Chapter 6?
(a) The roadside.
(b) The channel.
(c) The buoy.
(d) The river.

14. According to Mamet, what do actors talk about, which does not exist on the stage?
(a) Obstacle.
(b) Character.
(c) Motivation.
(d) Arc of the film.

15. What, according to Mamet, is the answer to, "Where do we put the camera?"
(a) Here.
(b) In an interesting angle.
(c) On the floor.
(d) Over there.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do actors erroneously try to use their intellectuality to do?

2. According to Mamet, who told us that it's good to have tools that are simple to understand and a very limited number?

3. Stanislavsky wrote that the difficult will become easy and the easy habitual, so that the habitual may become what?

4. Mamet says that it's not the actor's job to be emotional. It's the actor's job to be what?

5. Mamet compared the work of the film director to what, in Chapter 6?

(see the answer keys)

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