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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do you refer to when giving direction to the actor or the cameraman?
(a) The actor's focus.
(b) The interesting shot.
(c) The beat.
(d) The objective of the scene.

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

3. According to Mamet in Chapter 6, the task is always the same. Stick with it until you _____.
(a) Discover the scene's meaning.
(b) Work it out with the crew.
(c) Find an answer.
(d) Solve it.

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

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

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

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

8. According to Mamet in Chapter 6, the "hope that God will intervene and save you" is what most people mean when they talk about what?
(a) Talent.
(b) Luck.
(c) Skill.
(d) Craft.

9. What does Mamet say that he defies anyone to act in Chapter 4?
(a) Where they came from.
(b) Their height.
(c) Their motivation.
(d) Their obstacle.

10. According to Mamet, he's seen directors do how many takes of a shot?
(a) Twenty.
(b) Sixty.
(c) Ten.
(d) Seventy.

11. What does Mamet say "are all you have" in Chapter 6?
(a) The scene.
(b) The shots.
(c) The cuts.
(d) The actors.

12. Oedipus is the model of all tragedy, according to whom?
(a) Aristotle.
(b) Plato.
(c) Sophocles.
(d) Euripides.

13. 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) Shoemaker.
(b) Scientist.
(c) Painter.
(d) Sculptor.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Stanislavsky say is needed alone to support the text?

2. The two essential elements of story, according to Aristotle, are surprise and what?

3. Once the story has found an ending, Mamet says you can look back over the shot list and answer what question?

4. According to Mamet, what actor did he laud for his simplicity in a scene which involved the Nazis, in Chapter 4?

5. What did the pig do in the ending of the story in Chapter 5?

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