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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 is Karen's title at the beginning of the play?
(a) Administrative Assistant.
(b) Agent.
(c) Assistant to the Studio Head.
(d) Temporary Secretary.

2. Before they leave for lunch, Gould tells Fox he is being rewarded now, for what?
(a) Trusting in Gould for ten years.
(b) Bringing him a money maker.
(c) Being a loyal friend.
(d) Eating crud for eleven years.

3. Gould takes Fox to present his film to who?
(a) The actress of the moment.
(b) Ross.
(c) The financiers.
(d) Klipstine.

4. Who does Fox want to be the costar?
(a) His wife.
(b) The flavor of the month.
(c) Gould's secretary.
(d) His niece.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Fox compares the movie business to what?

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

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

4. Gould claims Fox has brought him what, in the form of the film?

5. How much money does Gould tell Fox they will make?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

5. What are the terms of the bet made on the secretary, Karen?

6. When Karen speaks passionately about "Radiation . . ." how does Gould react?

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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