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

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

3. What is coverage in the film business?
(a) A banner for the studio.
(b) A slot of television.
(c) A written summary of a film.
(d) A trailer for a film.

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

5. What does Karen say about her job?
(a) She needs it to survive.
(b) It is temporary.
(c) It's inspirational.
(d) She is learning a lot from it.

Short Answer Questions

1. Fox quotes who from the Bible?

2. Gould reads something to Fox in Act One. How is it described?

3. What script does Gould show Fox in Act One?

4. What does Gould tell Fox the movie business should be?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Karen excuse Gould's tendency to lie?

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

3. Why does Karen believe the subject of "Radiation . . ." is timely? What is it and why?

4. How do Gould and Fox talk about their relationships with others in Hollywood?

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

6. Although Gould has pretended to champion "Radiation . . ." in an attempt to get Karen to bed, he is eventually forced to admit what?

7. Much of what comes out of Gould's mouth is insincere. What is his reaction when Karen reminds him of statements he's made in the past?

8. Gould toys with the idea of replacing his regular secretary with Karen, the temp. Why is this significant?

9. Explain why, from Gould's point of view, films get made in Hollywood.

10. Explain Gould's position at the film company.

(see the answer keys)

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