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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 claims movie making is a what?
(a) People Business.
(b) Divine Culture of Inspiration.
(c) Vulgar Business.
(d) Boring Business.

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

3. What does Gould call himself due to his job?
(a) "A Money Milk Cow".
(b) "The Dumb Servant".
(c) "The Star Maker".
(d) "A Big Whore".

4. What does Gould ask his secretary to do at the end of Act One?
(a) Kiss him.
(b) Cook him dinner at her house.
(c) Cancel his lunch reservation.
(d) Read the book assigned by Ross.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When is Fox's deadline to make a deal with Ross?

2. How does Fox describe the film in Act One?

3. What does Fox want to do with Gould in Act One?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. When Fox describes himself as a cog, what does he mean?

2. Explain what Karen believes she saw in Gould.

3. What is significant about the fact that Gould only completes a half-day in the office at his new job?

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

5. Explain what a "courtesy read" is and why they are done.

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

7. When Gould offers Karen a job at the studio, what is her response?

8. In Act 2, Gould speaks of a connection shared between him and Karen but is being insincere. Why?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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