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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Mamet in Chapter 5, why did Oedipus have to find out who his parents were?
(a) Curiosity.
(b) The plague.
(c) He didn't.
(d) The curse.

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

3. Who does Mamet say wove flaws into their blankets to let the devil out?
(a) The Cherokee.
(b) The Navahos.
(c) The Mayans.
(d) The Iriquois.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The study of what is very useful for directors, according to Mamet?

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

3. According to Mamet, what do actors talk about, which does not exist on the stage?

4. Mamet says that the perfect movie doesn't have any what?

5. The purpose of rehearsal is to tell the actors, beat by beat, what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What can the director not make up for in the editing room, according to Mamet in Chapter 6?

2. How did Mamet relate film direction and screenwriting in Chapter 6?

3. What decision did Mamet suggest is in the hands of the director, in Chapter 6?

4. What are modern film actors lacking in their education of storytelling, according to Mamet?

5. What analogy did Mamet give that involves Stanislavsky, in Chapter 6?

6. What does Mamet say regarding the training of film actors in today's world?

7. What is the Cult of Self which Mamet refers to in Chapter 6?

8. What did Mamet caution against with having multiple motivations for the farmer in Chapter 5?

9. What does Mamet say to give yourself over to in directing, in Chapter 5?

10. What metaphor did Mamet use to illustrate the work in pre-production, in Chapter 6?

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