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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. Who does Rodriguez run into again in Toronto?
2. What small luxury does Rodriguez enjoy when he's back in Texas.
3. What does Columbia do when Rodriguez turns down a $100,000 offer?
4. What does Rodriguez consider paying for out of his per diem?
5. What does Rodriguez have in addition to his large office at Columbia?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the feeling about how things will turn out at Sundance?
2. In what way does Rodriguez respond to skeptics?
3. Briefly describe the changes in Rodriguez' life in just one year.
4. What does Rodriguez learn about Hollywood that affects him personally while the negotiations continue?
5. How is Rodriguez suddenly being courted by Hollywood and what does he learn about the value of his movie?
6. Give an example of how Rodriguez thinks about other people than himself.
7. Has Rodriguez' life changed since Hollywood became interested in him?
8. How does Rodriguez feel about the national release of his original film?
9. Give an example of Rodriguez's frugality before the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals.
10. Briefly describe the relationship between Rodriguez and his family.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay about the importance of having family support. The support here does not mean financial support. It means the approval and encouragement one gets from people he or she loves. Rodriguez makes a good example of this.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay about dealing with skeptics as Rodriguez had to do. In your essay define the problem of skeptics and how they can easily discourage people from following their dream. Define how you think it is best to deal with the naysayers in life.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay giving your opinion about the relative merits of seeing a movie in a theater or a video at home. Give examples of movies that are too grand to really be appreciated on a small screen. State the advantage of being able to stop a scene and go back to view it again if you watch the movie on video.
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