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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. After returning to Texas, which two Hollywood companies contact Rodriguez and want to fly him back to LA?
2. What does Rodriguez consider paying for out of his per diem?
3. What TV show films him for an entire day?
4. What does Rodriguez' life seem like after making it in Hollywood?
5. What desperate thing does Rodriguez do while waiting for a check from Columbia?
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay about fame. In your essay use Rodriguez as an example of one who did not allow his sudden celebrity and income go to his head. Contrast him with young stars who get into all kinds of trouble when they suddenly have huge amounts of money. Include Rodriquez' willingness to share his experience in order to inspire other budding filmmakers.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay about perseverance. In your essay discuss how disappointments should never cause one to abandon a dream. Use the way Rodriguez and Gallardo went about finding a distributor for their film and apply the principle to any worthwhile endeavor.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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