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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) Drugs.
(c) Caffeine.
(d) Nicotine.

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

3. Where do Gould and Fox go to lunch?
(a) The Coventry.
(b) The Ivy.
(c) Real Food Daily.
(d) Musso and Frank's.

4. How does Fox describe the film in Act One?
(a) "A Real Romance picture.
(b) "Two Guys and Two Girls."
(c) "A Douggie Brown picture."
(d) "Explosions and Entrails."

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does promote mean in the film business?

2. What does Gould warn Fox of, in Act One?

3. Fox quotes who from the Bible?

4. What does Gould tell Fox to get in Ross' office?

5. At the beginning of Act One, Gould feels everyone in town wants what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What issue does Gould seem to be debating within himself at the beginning of Act One?

2. How does Fox feel about the division of power between men and women in the workforce?

3. Early in Act One, Gould says, "When the gods would make us mad they answer our prayers." What does this mean and how is it applicable to Gould?

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

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

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

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

8. In Act 1, Gould made a crass bet about Karen. Why is he confused about Fox's reference to the bet in Act 3?

9. 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?

10. Why does Karen feel that the real reason is for Gould turning down the film "Radiation . . ."?

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