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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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 focus.
(b) The throughline.
(c) The superobjective.
(d) The plot.

3. What was in the pen in the ending of the story in Chapter 5?
(a) Children.
(b) Piglets.
(c) No pig.
(d) Food.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. What did Stanislavsky say is needed alone to support the text?
(a) Character.
(b) Emotion.
(c) Action.
(d) Narration.

12. When the farmer saw the man on the road, how did Mamet refer to this beat?
(a) Gaining respect.
(b) Gaining a foothold.
(c) Selling the animal.
(d) Capitalizing on a golden opportunity.

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

14. According to Mamet in Chapter 5, having two reasons for an act are the same as having how many reasons?
(a) One.
(b) None.
(c) Ten.
(d) Three.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The reply from the person who was asked if they were ever lost was that they were once bewildered for how many days?

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

3. What was the steamboat captain's answer to Stanislavsky, in Chapter 6?

4. According to Mamet in Chapter 4, "If you don't know what you want, how can you know when _____?"

5. What does Mamet say is the superobjective of the hero in Chapter 6?

(see the answer keys)

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