Rebel Without a Crew: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Robert Rodríguez
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do Rodriguez' first short films get shown?

2. How does Rodriguez decide to label his film in the credits?

3. What does El Mariachi receive on airing its trailer on public access TV?

4. Why does the boring work of editing the film begin to get Rodriguez down?

5. What does Rodriguez worry about before going to Pharmaco?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Rodriguez' friend Gallardo keep occupied while Rodriguez is in the study?

2. Relate Rodriguez' encounter with the media when his trailer is aired on public television.

3. Tell something about Rodriguez' borrowed camera.

4. What are some of Carlos Gallardo's contributions to the making of the movie aside from starring as El Mariachi.

5. Describe the first thing Rodriguez does in post production.

6. At what age did Rodriguez get interested in making movies and how did it begin?

7. Describe the premise of the story for EL MARIACHI.

8. What avenue does Rodriguez find for raising some quick cash?

9. What does Robert Rodriguez say helped him improve his academic record by his junior year in high school?

10. How do Rodriguez and Peter become friends in the Pharmaco dormitory?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay about helping others succeed. Using Rodriguez as an example, discuss the importance of helping others, especially younger people, learn how to accomplish their dreams.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay about fame. In your essay give your opinion about how fame or notoriety are life changing. Deal with how to handle fame and give examples of people who have done it well and some who have not been able to do so.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay on happiness. Define what it is that makes Robert Rodriguez happy as you cover the general subject of finding happiness in life. Include what makes you happy or what you think will make you happy.

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