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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, if you persevere, then what method of thinking will become easier for you?
(a) Focused.
(b) Subconscious.
(c) Creative.
(d) Analytical.

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

3. The reply from the person who was asked if they were ever lost was that they were once bewildered for how many days?
(a) Twelve.
(b) Three.
(c) Six.
(d) Two.

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

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

6. Mamet says in Chapter 6 that any real what is going to be based on things within your control?
(a) Technique.
(b) Craft.
(c) Skill.
(d) Ability.

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

8. Where did the farmer go in the town in the hypothetical film of Chapter 5?
(a) The farmer's market.
(b) The seed store.
(c) The slaughterhouse.
(d) The farm.

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

10. Mamet says in Chapter 4 that a lot of the decisions you think are going to be arbitrary are arrived at through the what?
(a) Dreams.
(b) Unconscious.
(c) Consciousness.
(d) Subconscious.

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

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

13. According to Mamet, under conditions of great stress, you have to know your what?
(a) Trade.
(b) Camera.
(c) Shot.
(d) Craft.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The only reason characters speak is what?

3. According to Mamet, who told us that it's good to have tools that are simple to understand and a very limited number?

4. According to Mamet, most actors in film and stage today are what?

5. Mamet says of film directing and screenwriting that they are what?

(see the answer keys)

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