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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the movie star want from Fox?
(a) His wife.
(b) A promotion.
(c) To make a movie with him.
(d) Some respect, since they're neighbors.

2. Gould pretends those who aren't happy in film are the ones who are what?
(a) Bankers.
(b) Slaves to commerce.
(c) Drunks.
(d) Film reviewers.

3. How long is the pitch the Gould and Fox plan to give Ross?
(a) A page.
(b) One sentence.
(c) Whatever is required.
(d) Sixty seconds.

4. Fox compares the movie business to what?
(a) The four seasons.
(b) A new love affair.
(c) A young girl.
(d) A dying flower.

5. What does Gould tell Fox to get in Ross' office?
(a) The blacklist.
(b) Paperclips.
(c) Script options.
(d) Coffee.

6. How much money does Gould tell Fox they will make?
(a) Five million.
(b) One million a piece.
(c) Unlimited sums of gold.
(d) Lots and lots.

7. What type of film did Fox show the movie star?
(a) Romance.
(b) Action.
(c) Social Theme.
(d) All of these.

8. At the beginning of Act One, what is Bobby Gould doing when Charlie arrives?
(a) Begging a woman to stay.
(b) Watching an audition.
(c) Watching a film.
(d) Reading.

9. Who does Fox want to be the costar?
(a) His niece.
(b) The flavor of the month.
(c) His wife.
(d) Gould's secretary.

10. When is Fox's deadline to make a deal with Ross?
(a) The next day, 10 a.m.
(b) One week.
(c) He doesn't have one.
(d) That day, 5 p.m.

11. What does Gould tell Fox the movie business should be?
(a) Hard work.
(b) Eliminated.
(c) Magic.
(d) Fun.

12. Gould claims Fox has brought him what, in the form of the film?
(a) A hit.
(b) Trouble.
(c) Gold.
(d) A stinker.

13. At the beginning of Act One, who is the head of the studio?
(a) Smith.
(b) Barney.
(c) Gould.
(d) Ross.

14. What clutters the opening scene?
(a) Stage lights and grease paint.
(b) The orchestra.
(c) Boxes and painting supplies.
(d) Starlets and reporters.

15. What does Fox compare the substance of his movies to?
(a) What he puts in his coffee.
(b) Gelatin.
(c) Water.
(d) Prize winning literature.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Gould's job at the beginning of Act One?

2. What do Gould and Fox bet about the secretary?

3. Why does Gould insist on meeting with Ross instead of calling him?

4. What does Gould call himself due to his job?

5. What does Gould say about being "at the top"?

(see the answer keys)

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