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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Mamet says in Chapter 6 that to "Understand your specific task, work until it's done, and then stop" is the same as what?
(a) The plot.
(b) The superobjective.
(c) The throughline.
(d) The focus.

4. What does Mamet say is useless filler in film, and the giveaway to a joke's punch line, in Chapter 5?
(a) Exposition.
(b) Signposts.
(c) Drama.
(d) Obstacle.

5. Where was Stanislavsky having dinner with a steamboat captain, according to Mamet in Chapter 6?
(a) The Indian Ocean.
(b) The Volga River.
(c) The Atlantic Ocean.
(d) The Thames River.

6. What do actors erroneously try to use their intellectuality to do?
(a) Create subdramas.
(b) Portray a sense of character.
(c) Portray the idea of a movie.
(d) Show the ending in the scene.

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

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

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

10. According to Mamet in Chapter 6, if you're ____ in the small things, you will be ____ in the large things.
(a) Careful.
(b) Exact.
(c) Correct.
(d) Certain.

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

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

13. Mamet says of film directing and screenwriting that they are what?
(a) Very different.
(b) The same trade.
(c) Controlling.
(d) Exact sciences.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What example did Mamet use in Chapter 4 to demonstrate how you don't or do shoot a scene?

2. What did the pig have around its neck in the hypothetical film from Chapter 5?

3. What was the man doing on the side of the road whom the farmer met in Chapter 5?

4. What was the reason for the beginning of Oedipus Rex?

5. According to Mamet in Chapter 6, someone once asked whom if they had ever been lost?

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