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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 succinctly as possible.
(d) As simply as possible.

2. According to Mamet in Chapter 6, it is the pursuit of what that is important?
(a) An ideal.
(b) Beauty.
(c) Creativitiy.
(d) Truth.

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

4. In Chapter 5, the hypothetical film Mamet worked on with the students involved a farmer selling what?
(a) A pig.
(b) A goat.
(c) A chicken.
(d) A cow.

5. According to Mamet in Chapter 6, you can't make it interesting once you get where?
(a) The editing room.
(b) The sound stage.
(c) The storyboard room.
(d) The blueprint board.

6. What was the last beat about in the hypothetical film in Chapter 5?
(a) A man rewards a good deed.
(b) A man sells a pig.
(c) A man saves the day.
(d) A man sells a goat.

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

8. The reply from the person who was asked if they were ever lost was that they were once bewildered for how many days?
(a) Six.
(b) Twelve.
(c) Two.
(d) Three.

9. The purpose of rehearsal is to tell the actors, beat by beat, what?
(a) The emotions needed.
(b) The actions called for.
(c) The objectives.
(d) The characterization.

10. According to Mamet in Chapter 6, if you persevere, then what method of thinking will become easier for you?
(a) Analytical.
(b) Creative.
(c) Subconscious.
(d) Focused.

11. According to Mamet, most actors in film and stage today are what?
(a) Too edgy.
(b) Too self-absorbed.
(c) Well trained.
(d) Badly trained.

12. The two essential elements of story, according to Aristotle, are surprise and what?
(a) Downfall.
(b) Tragedy.
(c) Fate.
(d) Inevitability.

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

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

15. Who does Mamet say wove flaws into their blankets to let the devil out?
(a) The Navahos.
(b) The Mayans.
(c) The Iriquois.
(d) The Cherokee.

Short Answer Questions

1. Mamet made the analogy in Chapter 4, "if the house is going to stand, the nail must do the work of ____."

2. Mamet says the reason we like those old-time movie stars so much is that they are what?

3. What does Mamet say that the people in Hollywood don't have, in Chapter 5?

4. According to Mamet in Chapter 6, if you're ____ in the small things, you will be ____ in the large things.

5. What, in approaching the task of film, do we not have to do all at once, in Mamet's analogy in Chapter 6?

(see the answer keys)

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