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

2. Which chapter did Mamet recommend the students read in, A Practical Handbook for the Actor?
(a) Analysis.
(b) Dictation.
(c) Character.
(d) Structure.

3. According to Mamet in Chapter 6, the Stoics would advise adhering to the metaphor which relates to what?
(a) Marriage.
(b) Going into battle.
(c) Selling a calf.
(d) Going on a journey.

4. Stanislavsky wrote that the difficult will become easy and the easy habitual, so that the habitual may become what?
(a) Beautiful.
(b) True.
(c) Honest.
(d) Exact.

5. The study of what is very useful for directors, according to Mamet?
(a) Myth.
(b) Science.
(c) Photography.
(d) Dreams.

Short Answer Questions

1. Mamet says that if you are telling the story with pictures, the dialogue is the sprinkles on the what?

2. According to Mamet, what is one of the imperative questions to ask in the beginning of the hypothetical film in Chapter 5?

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

4. According to Mamet in Chapter 5, why did Oedipus have to find out who his parents were?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Mamet's reply to the question, "Is it possible to do everything "right" and still make a bad movie?"

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

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

4. What did Mamet write in Chapter 4 of the director's instructions to the actor?

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

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

7. What has the hypothetical film evolved to in terms of danger in Chapter 5?

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

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

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

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