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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. According to Mamet in Chapter 6, the Stoics would advise adhering to the metaphor which relates to what?
(a) Going into battle.
(b) Going on a journey.
(c) Selling a calf.
(d) Marriage.

5. 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 get respect.
(d) To sell a pig.

6. 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 cow.
(d) A chicken.

7. What was the impetus for the beginning of Citizen Kane?
(a) The plague.
(b) The discovery of the sled.
(c) The death of Charles Foster Kane.
(d) The inheritance.

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

9. 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) Painter.
(c) Shoemaker.
(d) Sculptor.

10. Mamet says that if you are telling the story with pictures, the dialogue is the sprinkles on the what?
(a) Ice cream cone.
(b) Icing.
(c) Cupcake.
(d) Cake.

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

12. According to Mamet in Chapter 6, someone once asked whom if they had ever been lost?
(a) Christopher Columbus.
(b) James Joyce.
(c) Franklin Roosevelt.
(d) Daniel Boone.

13. Who directed Casablanca?
(a) Frank Capra.
(b) Michael Curtiz.
(c) Milton Gladstone.
(d) Miles Herzog.

14. What is the book of pictures of shots of a film called?
(a) The prompt book.
(b) The book.
(c) The storyboard.
(d) The set design.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Mamet says that when he was young, actors spent how many years on stage earning a living by the time they were thirty?

2. Mamet says in Chapter 4 that a lot of the decisions you think are going to be arbitrary are arrived at through the what?

3. Who does Mamet say wove flaws into their blankets to let the devil out?

4. The purpose of rehearsal is to tell the actors, beat by beat, what?

5. According to Mamet in Chapter 6, it is the pursuit of what that is important?

(see the answer keys)

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