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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 think Fox should get for bringing the film to his studio?
(a) An office.
(b) A bump.
(c) A trailer.
(d) A job.

2. In Act One, what type of read does Ross ask of a certain book?
(a) Public.
(b) Courtesy.
(c) Thorough.
(d) Pretend.

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

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

5. What time is the second pitch meeting with Ross scheduled for?
(a) One week, 5 pm.
(b) The next day, 10 a.m.
(c) At lunch. Sometime.
(d) It isn't rescheduled.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of film credit does Gould promise Fox?

2. What does Fox think Gould plans to do with his secretary before lunch?

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

4. At the beginning of Act One, who is the head of the studio?

5. Who does Fox want to be the costar?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. According to Fox, Karen used Gould for what purpose?

3. Why does Karen feel the prison film is "degrading to the human spirit?"

4. Explain what Karen believes she saw in Gould.

5. In Act 2, Gould speaks of a connection shared between him and Karen but is being insincere. Why?

6. In Act Two, Karen tells Gould about a time when she felt empowered. What was this experience like for her?

7. What is the relationship between Fox and Gould?

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. What is Gould's definition of a maverick?

10. Explain the irony of the secretary who does not know how to complete the simplest tasks. What does this represent?

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