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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. What does Gould tell Fox the movie business should be?
(a) Eliminated.
(b) Magic.
(c) Fun.
(d) Hard work.

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

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

4. How many things does Gould claim to have learned in the film industry?
(a) Five in five years.
(b) Everything known to man.
(c) Two in twenty years.
(d) Nothing at all.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Gould claims the gods do what to make people mad?

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

3. In Act One, what type of read does Ross ask of a certain book?

4. What does Gould think Fox should get for bringing the film to his studio?

5. Why does Gould insist on meeting with Ross instead of calling him?

Short Essay Questions

1. By Act 3, does Fox feel Karen is just a dumb secretary? Why or why not?

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

3. How does Gould first reveal to Karen that "Radiation . . ." will not be produced?

4. In the light of day, how do the philosophies expressed by Karen the night before sound to Gould?

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

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

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

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

9. How does Gould describe the movies he now has to produce?

10. After Gould offers Karen a job at the studio and she says she wants only to work on "Radiation . . ." why is Gould confused?

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