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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 4, "If you don't know what you want, how can you know when _____?"
(a) To edit.
(b) To stop.
(c) To begin.
(d) You're done.

2. Once the story has found an ending, Mamet says you can look back over the shot list and answer what question?
(a) What is the story?
(b) What can I add to the character?
(c) What have I left out?
(d) What objectives are missing?

3. What was the reason for the beginning of Oedipus Rex?
(a) The plague.
(b) Oedipus' mother dying.
(c) The onset of war.
(d) Oedipus' father dying.

4. What is the book of pictures of shots of a film called?
(a) The book.
(b) The prompt book.
(c) The storyboard.
(d) The set design.

5. Which story of the farmer's did the class decide to go with in Chapter 5?
(a) Saving the child.
(b) Having no money.
(c) Getting rid of danger.
(d) Getting money for food.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mamet say that dramatic analysis is like in Chapter 6?

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

3. What actress did Mamet mention in the footnotes of Chapter 5 as an actress who could truly act?

4. Where did the farmer go in the town in the hypothetical film of Chapter 5?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Aristotle's theory of tragedy relate to the hypothetical film in Chapter 5?

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

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

6. How did Mamet describe dealing with dialogue in Chapter 4?

7. What did Mamet write about the Navaho Indians in Chapter 6?

8. What suggestions did the students give for the motivation of the protagonist in Chapter 5's scenario?

9. In the hypothetical film from Chapters 3 and 4, what would Mamet suggest as direction to the protagonist?

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

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