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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. Gould claims the gods do what to make people mad?
(a) Cause famine and war.
(b) Answer their prayers.
(c) Show them the door.
(d) Deny their wishes.

2. What type of film credit does Gould promise Fox?
(a) Line producer.
(b) Co-producer.
(c) Writer.
(d) Actor.

3. What does Gould warn Fox of, in Act One?
(a) His popularity will grow with his bank account.
(b) His secretary is dangerous.
(c) Others will want to tear him down.
(d) Being too intelligent in Hollywood.

4. What clutters the opening scene?
(a) Starlets and reporters.
(b) Boxes and painting supplies.
(c) The orchestra.
(d) Stage lights and grease paint.

5. What do Gould and Fox spend time doing in Act One?
(a) Fighting.
(b) Debating.
(c) Thanking each other.
(d) One upping each other.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. After Gould and Fox discuss potential money from the prison film, Gould claims money is what?

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

4. What substance does Fox need in Act One?

5. Gould has the power to green light what type of budget?

Short Essay Questions

1. Fox is hesitant to tell the story of the film he brought to Gould prior to presenting it to Ross. Why?

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

3. What is significant about Fox's desire for a drink in Act 3?

4. What is significant about the fact that Gould only completes a half-day in the office at his new job?

5. Explain Karen's feelings about her interactions with Gould.

6. Why does the final scene between Gould and Fox become violent?

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

8. How does Karen feel people should react towards fear?

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

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

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