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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is George's first act of business as the head of studio productions?
2. What do May and Jerry discuss regarding George's first film effort?
3. How is George feeling?
4. How is George to everything, other than his love for Susan and his efforts to make her a talking picture movie star?
5. With whom is George waiting in the reception area when Glogauer finally emerges?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The trio's diction school is closed.
Part 1) What foreshadows this closing?
Part 2) What are several reasons for its failure?
Part 3) How does this trio regain success after the failure of their school?
Essay Topic 2
Helen Hobart is a gossip columnist.
Part 1) How is she treated by those in the film industry, as well the general public? Why?
Part 2) Whys is she an important figure in Los Angeles culture?
Part 3) Does this career flourish today? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
The play takes place at the onset of talking pictures.
Part 1) How could audiences in the 1930s relate to this setting?
Part 2) Can audiences today find relevance in this setting? Why or why not?
Part 3) How does this change in movie making show the ingenuity and creativity of the characters in the play, as well as people from the time the play was written?
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