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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 the opening scene of the play set?
(a) Marilyn Monroe's home in Brentwood.
(b) Bobby Gould's office.
(c) The top of the Hollywood sign.
(d) Hollywood Blvd.

2. Why does Gould insist on meeting with Ross instead of calling him?
(a) So Fox can have some face time.
(b) To delay the greenlight.
(c) For fun.
(d) Ross makes Gould laugh.

3. What does Fox want to do with Gould in Act One?
(a) Produce an indie.
(b) Get a drink.
(c) Have a talk.
(d) Carouse for starlets.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What substance does Fox need in Act One?

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

4. What does Gould call himself due to his job?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the relationship between Fox and Gould?

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

3. Gould points out to Karen that a film that nobody sees won't make a difference anyway. What does he mean by this?

4. What is Fox's opinion of proposed films such as "Radiation . . ." and "The Bridge"?

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

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

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

8. 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?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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