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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Why does Ross cancel the meeting with Fox?
(a) He doesn't like Fox's script.
(b) For fun.
(c) He doesn't like Fox's reputation.
(d) He's been called out of town.

4. Gould has the power to green light what type of budget?
(a) Under ten million.
(b) One million and under.
(c) Over ten million.
(d) He has no limit.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Gould tells his secretary _______ is a waste in his business.

2. At the beginning of Act One, Gould feels everyone in town wants what?

3. Fox compares the movie business to what?

4. What does Gould reveal to Fox at the beginning of Act One?

5. How long is the pitch the Gould and Fox plan to give Ross?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Gould complains that everyone wants something from him, how does Karen reveal him as hypocritical?

2. According to Fox, Karen used Gould for what purpose?

3. What is Fox's opinion of proposed films such as "Radiation . . ." and "The Bridge"?

4. What is Gould's definition of a maverick?

5. What additional motivation, other than personal ambition, does Fox have to stop Gould from betraying him?

6. Why does Karen feel that the real reason is for Gould turning down the film "Radiation . . ."?

7. Gould points out to Karen that a film that nobody sees won't make a difference anyway. What does he mean by this?

8. What issue does Gould seem to be debating within himself at the beginning of Act One?

9. When Karen speaks passionately about "Radiation . . ." how does Gould react?

10. Other than money, why is Fox excited about the prospect of success?

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