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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. After Gould and Fox discuss potential money from the prison film, Gould claims money is what?
(a) Necessary for survival.
(b) What Gould lives for.
(c) A symbol of excellence.
(d) Unimportant.

2. Prior to the pitch meeting, Fox expresses concern Gould will do what with the prison film?
(a) "Choose a better, stronger actor."
(b) "Run the idea into the ground."
(c) "Run him out of town."
(d) "Screw him out of the deal."

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

4. Gould tells his secretary _______ is a waste in his business.
(a) Good taste.
(b) Interest.
(c) A love for women.
(d) Confidence.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the secretary ask about the film with Doug Brown?

2. What substance does Fox need in Act One?

3. What does Gould feel is missing from his company's films?

4. What does the movie star want from Fox?

5. What is coverage in the film business?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Karen feel the prison film is "degrading to the human spirit?"

2. How does Gould use his power to his advantage in Act Two?

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

4. Why does Gould want to present Fox's film idea to Ross in person, with Fox?

5. What is it that Gould objects about making "Radiation..." into a film?

6. What is Fox's response when Gould reveals he has changed his mind about producing Fox's film?

7. What are Fox's plans for the future, after the Prison film is produced?

8. Although Karen had claimed her motives in making films to be purer than the men, what makes Fox and Gould's motives pure as well?

9. Describe the book Karen wants to see made into a film.

10. After twenty years in Hollywood, Gould claims to have learned what?

(see the answer keys)

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