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

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

3. Gould has the power to green light what type of budget?
(a) One million and under.
(b) Under ten million.
(c) Over ten million.
(d) He has no limit.

4. What do Gould and Fox bet about the secretary?
(a) Whether she will hate the script.
(b) Whether she comes from money.
(c) Whether she will sleep with Gould.
(d) Whether she wants to be an actress.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Act One, what type of read does Ross ask of a certain book?

2. What is Gould's job at the beginning of Act One?

3. Before they leave for lunch, Gould tells Fox he is being rewarded now, for what?

4. What substance does Fox need in Act One?

5. Where do Gould and Fox go to lunch?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What additional motivation, other than personal ambition, does Fox have to stop Gould from betraying him?

6. What comment about prayer did Gould make as a joke that Karen took seriously?

7. Describe the book Karen wants to see made into a film.

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

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

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