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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is does "green light" mean in the film business?
(a) Use a certain type of lighting on set.
(b) To approve a film for production.
(c) Halt production immediately.
(d) It's code for money.

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

4. Gould claims the gods do what to make people mad?
(a) Cause famine and war.
(b) Show them the door.
(c) Deny their wishes.
(d) Answer their prayers.

5. At the beginning of Act One, Gould feels everyone in town wants what?
(a) His head on a platter.
(b) To promote him.
(c) His wife.
(d) To humiliate him.

6. What does the secretary ask about the film with Doug Brown?
(a) If Gould likes it.
(b) If it's good.
(c) If there is a part for her.
(d) If it's costly to make.

7. What does Fox think of the secretary in Gould's office?
(a) She is smokin' hot.
(b) She was once famous.
(c) She is dumb.
(d) She is cute.

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

9. What does Fox think Gould plans to do with his secretary before lunch?
(a) Get her opinion on the script.
(b) Teach her to make coffee.
(c) Hit on her.
(d) Fire her.

10. What do Gould and Fox spend time doing in Act One?
(a) Thanking each other.
(b) Debating.
(c) Fighting.
(d) One upping each other.

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

12. Before they leave for lunch, Gould tells Fox he is being rewarded now, for what?
(a) Bringing him a money maker.
(b) Being a loyal friend.
(c) Trusting in Gould for ten years.
(d) Eating crud for eleven years.

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

14. What does Gould warn Fox of, in Act One?
(a) His secretary is dangerous.
(b) His popularity will grow with his bank account.
(c) Others will want to tear him down.
(d) Being too intelligent in Hollywood.

15. Gould reads something to Fox in Act One. How is it described?
(a) Stale and typical.
(b) Witty and commercial.
(c) Pulitzer quality.
(d) Pretentious and confusing.

Short Answer Questions

1. In addition to money from success, what does Fox look forward to?

2. Fox compares the movie business to what?

3. What does Karen say about her job?

4. How much money do Gould and Fox bet on the secretary?

5. What substance does Fox need in Act One?

(see the answer keys)

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