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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 substance does Fox need in Act One?
(a) Sugar.
(b) Nicotine.
(c) Caffeine.
(d) Drugs.

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

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

4. In addition to money from success, what does Fox look forward to?
(a) Fancy women.
(b) Revenge.
(c) Love.
(d) Fancy cars.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What is coverage in the film business?

4. Prior to the pitch meeting, Fox expresses concern Gould will do what with the prison film?

5. What is Gould's job at the beginning of Act One?

Short Essay Questions

1. What type of career advice does Fox offer to Karen, once Gould declines to produce "Radiation . . ."?

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

3. When Gould claims that Fox is spending too much time kissing up to him instead of doing his job, what is Fox's response?

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

5. 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?

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

7. What are the feelings Fox experiences when he realizes Gould is going to break their deal?

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

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

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

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