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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. Mamet says that the perfect movie doesn't have any what?
(a) Scenes.
(b) Characters.
(c) Dialogue.
(d) Cuts.

2. Mamet says in Chapter 6 that you will have forsworn the Cult of what for a little while?
(a) Creativity.
(b) Hope.
(c) Truth.
(d) Self.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Mamet in Chapter 6, it isn't your job to make it what?

2. According to Mamet in Chapter 6, you can't make it interesting once you get where?

3. What do you refer to when giving direction to the actor or the cameraman?

4. What does Mamet say that the people in Hollywood don't have, in Chapter 5?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Who did the farmer meet in the hypothetical film in Chapter 5? How did this interaction play out?

2. How does the hypothetical film end in Chapter 5?

3. What did Mamet suggest directors should strive for in terms of film dialogue in movies, in Chapter 4?

4. What is the appropriate response to the actor who asks "how do I walk down the hall", in the example in Chapter 4?

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

6. What example did Mamet give of Humphrey Bogart's simplicity, in Chapter 4?

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

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

9. What storytelling genres did Mamet suggest the director study in Chapter 5?

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

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