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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Using the example the class previously created, in Chapter 4, what is the meaning of the beat?
(a) To gain respect.
(b) To arrive early.
(c) To get a retraction.
(d) To prepare.

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

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

6. 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 now?
(c) Why not?
(d) Who?

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

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

9. According to Mamet at the end of Chapter 5, "Anybody with a _____ can take a picture of a 'pig.'"
(a) Steadicam.
(b) Imagination.
(c) Camera.
(d) Brownie.

10. 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 focus.
(d) The throughline.

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

12. According to Mamet, what actor did he laud for his simplicity in a scene which involved the Nazis, in Chapter 4?
(a) Carey Grant.
(b) Humphrey Bogart.
(c) James Stewart.
(d) Clifton Hayes.

13. Using the example the class previously created, in Chapter 4, what is "the scene"?
(a) To sell a pig.
(b) To eradicate danger.
(c) To get respect.
(d) To get a retraction.

14. What is the subheading of Chapter 4?
(a) Storytelling.
(b) Pig - The Movie.
(c) Where Do You Put the Camera?
(d) What to Tell the Actors and Where to Put the Camera.

15. Mamet compared the work of the film director to what, in Chapter 6?
(a) Archery.
(b) Mountain climbing.
(c) Sculpting.
(d) Writing poetry.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. When the farmer saw the man on the road, how did Mamet refer to this beat?

4. What, in Mamet's analogy in Chapter 6, are the marker buoys?

5. According to Mamet in Chapter 5, having two reasons for an act are the same as having how many reasons?

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